Windows Media Services Administrator for the Web provides you with full access to Windows Media servers from a remote computer by using a Web browser. By using Windows Media Services Administrator for the Web, you can access the local Windows Media server (the server on which the Windows Media Administration Web site is located) and other Windows Media servers on your network. To enable this level of control, configuration and authentication data is sent over the network between the remote computer and the local Windows Media server computer. As the data is being sent, it is vulnerable to unauthorized access.
This section describes three security measures available in IIS you can add to your site that provide different levels of protection. Most of the configuration is performed by changing the security settings in the Windows Media Administration site properties in IIS. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) also requires that you obtain a certificate from a certification authority or create a certificate yourself by using Microsoft Certificate Services. For more complete setup information, see Internet Information Services Help.
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