The default installation of Media Services
under Windows Server 2003 allows you to source all content that's
available on the local machine. However, with the distributed
nature of today's network, it's not likely that all the content you
need will reside on the local system.
But when you try to create a publishing point
that uses content from a UNC path or even a mapped drive, you're
unable to do so. Assuming that both the media server and the NAS
device or server with the media files belong to the same domain,
there's a way to access the content you need.
Follow these steps:
- On the server or NAS device that has the
content you want to source, share the folder that contains the
- Grant the media server computer account Read
Access to the share.
- On the media server, go to Start |
Administrative Tools | Windows Media Services.
- Select the media server from the list in the
left pane, and select the Properties tab in the right pane.
- Select Authorization from the list of
- Deselect the WMS NTFS ACL Authorization
- Create a new publishing point using a UNC
- Select the new publishing point, and click
the Properties tab in the right pane.
- Select the Authorization category.
- Enable the WMS Publishing Point ACL
Authorization plug-in, and set permissions for access to the
- For sources that aren't remote, reenable the
WMS NTFS ACL Authorization plug-in individually.