Streaming button missing in Windows Media Player 12


  • Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Media Player 12, Remote Desktop Services installed, Desktop Experience enabled.

    I have no menu for Streaming in WMP12.  I only have "Organize" and "Create Playlist."

    Wednesday, November 09, 2011 11:28 PM


  • Hi,


    This feature is in Windows server 2008 R2 has been replaced by Streaming Media Services role, so this button has disappeared in Windows Media Player 12.


    The Streaming Media Services role is not included in the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. This role includes the latest version of Microsoft Windows Media Services, Windows Media Services 2008 for Windows Server 2008 R2.


    You can download the Microsoft Update Standalone Package (MSU) file installs the latest version of Windows Media Services for the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system.


    Then you can install the Streaming Media Services in Windows server 2008 R2. Please refer to the article:

    How to install Windows Media Services for Windows Server 2008 R2




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    • Marked as answer by T.Townsend Thursday, November 10, 2011 4:05 PM
    Thursday, November 10, 2011 1:29 PM