windows media services for server 2008


  • hello


    i am portuguese and my english is bad...sorry!


    I have installed the windows server 2008, evaluation copy, but i can not find the windows media services and install the windows media player...where or how can i solve it?


    thanks obrigado merci gracias              aquiles boiça

    Sunday, June 24, 2007 11:35 PM


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  • To install the media player, you'll need to install the Desktop Experience. (it's a feature)


    To install media services you'll need to download it from here:



    Monday, June 25, 2007 11:51 AM
  • First you have to download the proper msu standalone update to the server core.  Search for msu standalone update steaming.



    You must choose the proper msu to install from one of the six listed (3 are for 64-bit, 3 are for standard x86) one is for standard server, one is for enterprise/datacenter and one is for the administration of the streaming services.



    2.8 MB


    14.0 MB


    10.4 MB


    2.5 MB


    13.3 MB


    10.0 MB


    Then you must activate the core, this does not show up in the server management utility, you must do this from a command prompt.   I used:


    Servermanagercmd -install WMS


    This should place it in the server manager.  Good luck.



    Friday, June 29, 2007 11:51 PM