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FIX: Updates to the server for Windows Media Services 9 Series

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This article discusses some updates to the Windows Media Services 9 Series server.

The following fixes are addressed as part of this update. For more information about the specific fixes that are included in this update, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
818127 FIX: Undesirable user experience during certain Windows Media Services 9 Series broadcast and on-demand scenarios
827561 FIX: You may have to reannounce the station on a Windows Media Services 9 Series multicast
Additionally, this update addresses the following issues:
  • When you stream content from a network shared folder, and if you remove the shared folder, an access violation may occur in the server.
  • If you stream certain on-demand content by means of RTSPU through a proxy server, you may receive the following error on the client computer:
    0xC00D1198 -- Windows Media Player cannot connect to the server. The server name may be incorrect or the server is busy. Try again later.
    For example, the on-demand content might include .jpg files. RTSPU is Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) that is used with User Datagram Protocol (UDP).
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
DownloadDownload the WindowsMedia9-KB839304-ENU.exe package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   15-Mar-2004  20:11      2,392,064  Wmsserver.dll
More information
Warning This article contains information about editing the namespace. Before you edit the namespace, verify that you have a backup copy that you can restore if a problem occurs. If you edit the namespace incorrectly, you can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall any product that uses the namespace. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems that result if you incorrectly edit the namespace can be solved. Edit the namespace at your own risk.

In certain circumstances, an administrator may have to disable the part of this update that pertains to the proxy server. To disable the fix to the proxy server by modifying the server namespace file, follow these steps:
  1. Stop the Windows Media Services (run the net stop wmserver command).
  2. Change to the directory where the namespace file is located:
    %SystemRoot%\System32\Windows Media\Server
  3. Open the ServerNamespace.xml file in a text editor such as Notepad.
  4. Locate the Unicast Data Sink node in the namespace, and then expand the Properties sub-node.
  5. Add the AlwaysReSetupResendStream value below the Properties sub-node.
     <node name="AlwaysReSetupResendStream" opcode="create" type="boolean" value="false" />
    This value sets whether this property is enabled or disabled. By default, if the entry does not exist, the server exhibits the enabled behavior.
    • true is enabled
    • false is disabled
  6. Save and then close the file.
  7. Restart Windows Media Services (run the net start wmserver command).
The following is another representation of the code that you can add to the ServerNamespace.xml file:
 <node name="Unicast Data Sink" opcode="create" >     ...     <node name="Properties" opcode="create" >          ...          <node name="AlwaysReSetupResendStream" opcode="create" type="boolean" value="false" />     </node> <!-- Properties -->     ... </node> <!-- Unicast Data Sink --> 
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
WMS9 cumulative crash buffering "drop clients" "media server"

Article ID: 839304 - Last Review: 01/12/2015 23:25:59 - Revision: 4.0

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