Prevent anonymous users from accessing the Windows Media
Services Administration site by disabling any anonymous access
Enable IIS to use basic authentication methods in order to
authenticate users that attempt to access the Windows Media
Basic authentication sends passwords over a
network in clear text, so be aware that there is an inherent
security risk involved in enabling this authentication method.
However, when it is being used in combination with Secure Sockets
Layer (SSL), the security risk associated with basic authentication
is mitigated. It is recommended that you do not enable basic
authentication unless you are using SSL with your Web site.
This procedure requires that you configure IIS
security properties. For more information about IIS security
properties, see Internet Information Services Help.