Click Finish to complete the wizard. The wizard may
create the following types of files:
Multicast information file (.nsc). The file that
contains the stream format information and multicast address.
Announcement file (.asx). The redirector file that
points the player to the multicast information file.
Web page (.htm). The Web page with the embedded Windows
Media Player ActiveX control and a link to the multicast
Optionally, you can select the following check boxes to perform
the following tasks after the wizard has created the announcement
Test files when this wizard finishes. Select to open a
test page immediately after this page closes. The test page
provides an easy way for you to verify that the files created by
the announcement wizard are ready for use.
Start publishing point when wizard finishes. Select to
have the publishing point start sending out the stream as soon as
the wizard finishes.
If you want to select the Test files when
this wizard finishes option at the end of the wizard, you must
either enable Internet Information Services (IIS) on your computer
or save the .nsc file to a computer that has IIS enabled or to a
public Universal Naming Convention (UNC) share location. Then, on
the Specify URL to Multicast Information File page, select
the Network share option.
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.