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Will I lose my server settings if I need to reinstall my server?

No. Windows Media Services preserves your server settings whether you are upgrading Windows Media Services or reinstalling it.


When upgrading Windows Media Services, Windows Media server settings are migrated automatically.


You should always uninstall Windows Media Services before attempting to reinstall it. Your server settings are automatically saved during the uninstall process. After reinstalling Windows Media Services, you can manually restore your previous server settings by doing the following:

  1. Stop the Windows Media Services service.
  2. In %systemroot%\Windows\System32\Windows Media\Server, rename the file ServerNamespace.bak to ServerNamespace.xml.
  3. From the command prompt, type WMSServerConfig.exe /repair.
  4. When you start the Windows Media Services service, your server settings are restored.

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