Plug-ins are used by Windows Media Services to enable different
features. Plug-ins are managed along with the other configurable
properties of your server through the Properties tab in the
administrative interfaces. You can use plug-ins purchased from
other software vendors and custom plug-ins created by using the
Windows Media Services Software Development Kit (SDK) to extend the
functionality of Windows Media Services.
Custom or third-party plug-ins should be located
in a protected directory to prevent tampering. The protected
directory can be any directory that has been set to deny write
permissions to unauthorized users. For more information about
restricting directory access, see Windows Help and Support.
Installation of custom or third-party plug-ins
is 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,
this feature is not supported.