windows media load simulator - access denied

windows media load simulator - access denied

Post by tomer » Fri, 01 Aug 2003 17:06:56


I installed the windows media 9 load simulator according to the help,
and configured a test.
I should mention 3 things:
1. the .asf file is valid and in the right place.
2. the default publishing point is configured to allow new unicast
clients.
3. the server works fine with real streams.

When I press "start test", I get this output:

SERVER ACCESS DENIED, , Code: 0x00000000, Description: The operation
completed successfully.

What is the reason?

Do I have to configure a publishing point for the test, or not?
Should the publishing point be "on demand" or I can test the "unicast"
and "multicast" publishing points as well?
Should the simulator run on a remote station or on the server?

thanks
 
 
 

windows media load simulator - access denied

Post by ruiw » Sat, 02 Aug 2003 02:18:07


It is most likely because you did not place a valid ASF file named
"WMLoad.asf" in the default root folder (wmroot). The simulator will check
if this named file exists on the server before starting any stress. You can
take a look at the help document installed with the simulator. Look for
"Setting up a load test" section.

Rui Wu [MS]
Digital Media Division

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windows media load simulator - access denied

Post by tomer » Fri, 08 Aug 2003 16:52:59

Hi Rui, and thanks for your answer.

I tried your suggestion, but I still get the "access denied" message.

There must be something else I do wrong, although I followed the help:

1. Do I have to configure a publishing point for the test?
2. Should the publishing point be "on demand" or I can test the
"unicast" and "multicast" publishing points as well?
3. Should the simulator run on a remote station or on the server?

Thanks.
 
 
 

windows media load simulator - access denied

Post by ruiw » Sat, 09 Aug 2003 02:21:59


Please check if you have enabled "Allow new connections" for the "Default "
publishing point. It is disabled as "Deny new connections" by default. Also
on the box where you run the simulator you can start a windows media player
to stream a sample file from the server, and see if the simple streaming
works or not. FYI, the stress simualtor is only for unicast streaming.
Multicast streaming is actually a stress for your network.

Rui Wu [MS]
Digital Media Division

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This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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\viewkind4\uc1\pard\f0\fs20 Please check if you have enabled "Allow new connections" for the "Default " publishing point. It is disabled as "Deny new connections" by default. Also on the box where you run the simulator you can start a windows media player to stream a sample file from the server, and see if the simple streaming works or not. FYI, the stress simualtor is only for unicast streaming. Multicast streaming is actually a stress for your network.
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\par Digital Media Division
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windows media load simulator - access denied

Post by tomer » Tue, 12 Aug 2003 20:37:41

Hi again,

I tried what you suggested:
My asf file is valid, I can play it on the server platform and on a remote platform.
The server is configured to allow new connections.
I configured a unicast publishing point that receives a stream from an encoder.
I played the publishing point, and I can connect as a user and see a movie.
I configured the load test to be performed on this publishing point.

And yet, I get the "access denied" error...