To configure and
enable the WMS Anonymous User Authentication plug-in
In the console tree, click the server or publishing point for
which you want to configure the plug-in.
In the details pane, click the Properties tab.
In Category, click Authentication.
In Plug-in, select WMS Anonymous User
Authentication, and then click the Properties
In User name, type the user name you want anonymous
users to use when accessing content.
In Password, type the password for the anonymous user
In Confirm password, type the password again to verify
that you entered it correctly.
In the details pane, click the Enable button.
By default, the Windows user account
WMUS_computername is assigned to anonymous users, where
computername is the name of the server on which Windows
Media Services is running.
The password is used only within the Windows
operating system; anonymous users do not log on by using a
password. During Setup, a password is randomly generated for the
WMUS_computername user account, where
computername is the name of the server on which
Windows Media Services is running. If you change the password for
the anonymous user account in the operating system, you must update
that password here in order to allow anonymous users access to your
content. Passwords are case-sensitive.
The authentication and authorization plug-ins
work together to grant clients access to streaming media content.
If an authorization plug-in is enabled, but no authentication
plug-in is enabled, unicast clients cannot access the server.