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Windows Media Services 2008 for Windows Server 2008 R2

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  • Version: 6.1
  • Category: Update
  • Language: English

This Microsoft Update Standalone Package (MSU) file installs the latest version of Windows Media Services for the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system.

  • This software is an optional supplement to the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. In Windows Server 2008 R2, the Streaming Media Services role (which includes the latest version of Windows Media Services) is not included in Server Manager. To obtain Windows Media Services for Windows Server 2008 R2, you must run the Streaming Media Services role installer file on the platform.
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Status: Deleted

This download is no longer available on The downloads below are archives provided by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from the Microsoft Download Center prior to August 2020.

FileSHA1 HashSize
Windows6.1-KB963697-x64.msu219191e23b9b0da6868c862282af1a8d28ef7f2a27.52 MB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008 R2

Installation Instructions

  • To start the download, click the Windows6.1-KB963697-x64.msu link at the bottom of this page and then do one of the following:

    • Click Run to start the installation immediately

    • Click Save to copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time (required to install the “Server Core” downloads)

    Note   If you are updating a Windows Media server to Windows Media Services 2008 on the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system, either by upgrading your existing Windows Media server computer to Windows Server 2008 R2 or by migrating your existing Windows Media Services configuration and media files to a new computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2, be sure to read the Windows Media Services 2008 Upgrade and Migration Guide before starting the installation.

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