The Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Server 2008 R2 need Streaming Media Services role administration tools that are not initially installed in the system. Here is a guide that will assist you to install these for remotely administering the Windows Media Services 2008 working with Windows 2008 R2 OS.
You need to install a snap-in for MMC that is the Microsoft Management Console. This snap-in is used to remotely configure the server that is working with Window Server 2008 R2 OS.
Installation of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 2008 R2
For administrators to manage remotely the servers using the Windows 2008 R2 OS, it needs role administration tools. These role administration tools are provided by the Remote Server Administration Tools of the server manager. But this feature does not support the Streaming Media Services role . It is easy to install the Remote Server Administration Tools needed for Streaming Media Services role on a system that is working on Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise or professional versions of operating system. One can remotely administer Windows Media server from another Windows Media server that is already running a full installation option for the Windows Server 2008 R2 OS.
Follow these simple steps to install the Remote Server Administration Tools for the Streaming Media Services role
1. To get the access to Windows Media Services Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Server 2008 R2, you can use the following link: (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6408ec89-4326-48d0-9b5a-4ac7d31a50c0)
2. If you are using the 32-bit addition of Windows 7, you need to download Windows6.1-KB970985-x86.msu file and run the same. If you have the 64-bit edition of Windows 7, you need to download Windows6.1-KB970985-x64.msu file and run the same.
Click START and then RUN and then type wmsadmin to start the Windows Windows Media Services snap-in for MMC snap-in and press ENTER.
It should be known that in case you are upgrading a system for Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise or a Professional version, you cannot retain the Remote Server Administration Tools for the Streaming Media Services role. You need to reinstall the snap-in for MMC. Also, when you complete the installation, there is a possibility that the access permissions for Remote Server Administration Tools may not be configured properly on the Server. There are chances that the Firewall for Windows may not be configured which may interfere with the working of Windows Media Instrumentation (WMI). You can get necessary support to solve the problem over the Microsoft web site.
In case you wish to uninstall the Windows Media Services Remote Server Administration Tools, go to the control panel and click programs. You can view the installed updates under the Task menu. You can now uninstall the update by clicking Uninstall for Streaming Media Services update for Server (KB970985).