Part of providing a streaming service is providing reporting
data to clients to verify your claims. Using the data collected in
Windows Media Services log files, you can verify that users are
accessing only the content for which they have been granted
You can use the data in a log file to create reports that
reflect the client activity for a server or publishing point.
Reports can detail the total number of clients per URL, the average
stream duration, and the advertisements that each client viewed.
When implementing this scenario, consider the following:
Use a database to store the data you collect. By storing data
over time, you can analyze trends and provide historical
information about the performance of your Web site.
Determine the audience of your client activity reports. Be sure
that you create reports that meet the needs of your audience and
focus on the most important statistics.
Investigate different reporting products. There are several
companies that specialize in reporting software. For more
information about reporting software, see the Windows Media Partner
Center at the Microsoft Web site.