This document outlines the steps to install Red5 version 0.8.0 onto Windows Server 2003.
The Red5 server is an excellent open source solution for streaming video and other types of flash media. It is a free alternative to using Adobe Flash Media Server.
For more information and to download the installer visit the Google Code project page at http://code.google.com/p/red5/. In this build we will use the Red5 0.8.0 for Windows.
If not already installed, download the latest version of Java 6 for Windows 2003 from sun.com.
After download completes, execute Java installer. Click Install.
Java will install in a few minutes. Press finish.
Next run the Red5 installer. Press Next.
Click I Agree
Choose installation directory for the Red5 server. In this build we use Z:\Program Files\Red5
Choose Start Menu Folder
Installer runs for a few minutes. Press Next when complete.
Reboot server to make sure new environment variables take effect.
To make sure that Red5 server is running, goto Start -> Administrative Tools -> Services
Check for the Red5 service and make sure it is set to Automatic and running
Now it’s time to test the server. Open the browser on the server and goto http://localhost:5080
If the above page comes up, your installation was a success.
If you have problems or questions with this build please leave a comment below.
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