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Services Utility: Windows Media Services Service

Display Name (?): Windows Media Services
Short Name (?): WMServer
Executable (?): WMServer.exe
Library (?): None.
Depends On (?): Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Supports (?): None.
Description (?): Provides streaming media services over IP-based networks. If this service is stopped, streaming media services might be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
OS (?): 2000 Server
Startup (?):

Explanation (?):

The Windows Media Services (WMServer.exe) service provides streaming media across the Internet for Media Player 10 servers. This allows users to listen and/or watch non-static media files, such as live recordings, through a native Windows based system. This is done through the Windows Media Format, which provides great compression and good file quality. If this computer is running a media server for Windows Media then this service should be left on automatic. If you are not then this service should be uninstalled through add/remove components in the add/remove menu.

Please visit /tools/services/ for the complete Services utility.