From this page, you can test the files created by the
Test announcement. Click Test to start Windows
Media Player and connect to the stream.
Test Web page with an embedded player. Click the
Test button to open the Web page in your browser. You will
be able to see the stream from your publishing
point in the embedded Player.
If the content does not play back during the
test, check the following:
If you accepted the default file locations for the multicast
information file and the announcement file, ensure that you are
running Internet Information Services (IIS) on the same server as
Windows Media Services. If you are not running IIS, clients cannot
access the multicast information file.
Because Windows Media Services logs on using the Network
Service account, make sure that all files and folders that you are
accessing have granted read permissions to the Network Service
Make sure that the URL of the multicast information file
matches the location of the multicast information file.
Multicast streaming and the WMS Multicast Data
Writer plug-in are available only if Windows Media Services 9
Series is running on the following editions of the operating
system: Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition and Windows Server
2003, Datacenter Edition. If you are running Windows Server 2003,
Standard Edition, these features are not supported.