Is Windows Media Sharing supported in Windows Server 2008?
I am using Server 2008 RC0 now for a month, and I cannot find a way to use Windows Media Sharing, I’ve found out that the "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service" is missing in local services page and also these files are missing in "Program FilesWindows Media Player" folder:
And also a file missing from "WindowsSystem32"
These are what I’ve found by comparing my Vista Ultimate with Server 2008, Also the "Tools->Options->Library->Configure Sharing" is disabled in Windows Media Player 11 in Server 2008.
So my question is that Will windows media sharing be supported in release version of Windows Server 2008 or is it possible to install this feature somehow (I’ve tried to install the service manually from registry but somewhere it gets an error), because I need this on my server 2008.
Update #1: Here is the answer from Microsoft Technet:
It’s not implemented as a feature and is thus not available. You do have media services which will let you serve content from your server. If you really really need it in your network I’d recommend installing Vista on server hardware.
So, As I see they (Microsoft GUYS) doing it again (Leave things just for VISTA) so I’ll see what I can do about this service…
So If I see something new I’ll let you know, and if you found something please leave me a comment,