a user administrative rights to Windows Media Services
On your server start the DCOM config utility. For more
information about DCOM configuration, see Windows Help and
Locate Windows Media Services in the list, and open its
On the Security tab, edit the access permissions.
The Access Permissions list shows the users
and user groups that can administer Windows Media
Add the users or groups that you want to be able to administer
Windows Media Services, and then close the dialog boxes.
The new settings will take effect when you
restart Windows Media Services.
By default, members of the Administrator group
on the server have administrative rights and permissions to Windows
Media Services. This procedure is provided to inform you how to
grant administrative rights and permissions to Windows Media
Services to users who are not system administrators. This is can be
useful in cases where Windows Media Services is being administered
remotely through another program, such as Windows Media
To make user administration easier, you can
create a new user group by using Computer Management and add the
group to the Windows Media Services access permissions list. Then
you can use Computer Management to add or remove users from the
group, rather than doing so with DCOM config. By creating a new
group, you can add or remove users without having to restart
Windows Media Services. Groups also enable you to manage user
privileges for the whole server at the same time.