6 Appendix A: Product Behavior

The information in this specification is applicable to the following Microsoft products or supplemental software. References to product versions include released service packs.

  • Windows NT operating system

  • Windows 2000 operating system

  • Windows XP operating system

  • Windows Server 2003 operating system

Exceptions, if any, are noted below. If a service pack or Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) number appears with the product version, behavior changed in that service pack or QFE. The new behavior also applies to subsequent service packs of the product unless otherwise specified. If a product edition appears with the product version, behavior is different in that product edition.

Unless otherwise specified, any statement of optional behavior in this specification that is prescribed using the terms SHOULD or SHOULD NOT implies product behavior in accordance with the SHOULD or SHOULD NOT prescription. Unless otherwise specified, the term MAY implies that the product does not follow the prescription.

<1> Section 1.3: The MSBD Protocol is only supported by Windows Media Player 6.4.

<2> Section 1.4: The IP multicast is supported only by Windows Media Services implementations in Windows NT 4.0 operating system and Windows 2000 Server operating system.

<3> Section 1.6: The server role is only supported in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 Server.

<4> Section Windows Media Services on Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 Server, and Windows Server 2003 does not assign values to the wStreamId, cbPacketSize, cTotalPackets, dwBitRate, msDuration, cbTitle, cbDescription, cbLink, or cbHeader fields.