Frequently Asked Questions
Windows VM Support
Can you install the Red5 Pro Server on a Windows VM?
It’s possible, but we do not recommend this. Here’s why:
- There is no camera on a Windows VM.
- Although you can publish a screen share or publish through RTMP on a Windows VM, there are easier ways to do that.
- We do not recommend Windows for production.
We highly recommend you consider other options. If you have a specific case that requires installing the Red5 Pro Server on a Windows VM, see the instructions below.
You should remote desktop into the instance and run the .bat file the same way you do on the desktop.
You should be able to navigate to http://localhost:5080 locally on the Virtual Machine without opening any of the ports.
Here’s what we did to install the server on the Windows VM:
1 – Logged into the machine via the Remote Desktop connection (from the Azure portal, choose the server and “connect”)
2 – Opened a browser, logged into Red5Pro.com and downloaded the latest server build
3 – Unzipped the build to a folder on the desktop
4 – Double-click red5.bat (Note: by default, the .bat extension is not displayed on the server-this should just open a command window and run)