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On Microsoft's customer operating systems suchs as 7 and 8, they have included an ability to allow other devices to view local content. It's under Network and Sharing Center. Windows Server editions excluding Essentials don't have this.

I wouldn't like to install any third party programs but it seems I have to. The goal is to allow Playstation to stream video and Logitech's Squeezebox to stream music from the server.

What options do I have to achieve this?

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You could install IIS Media Services which should be able to do local streaming and a whole lot more. I've not tried it myself.

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I tried that but isn't it required to specify an excat path to the video/music file? –  MikkoP Feb 23 '13 at 17:58
    
As I said, I haven't used it. It seems its not that easy to use as a home sharing platform. –  Peter Hahndorf Feb 23 '13 at 19:05

Assuming it's a ps3, for video streaming I would strongly recommend PS3 Media Server.

PS3 Media Server is a DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server. Originally written to support the PlayStation 3, PS3 Media Server has been expanded to support a range of other media renderers, including smartphones, televisions, music players and more - all of which are listed on the right. Because it is written in Java, PS3 Media Server supports all major operating systems, with versions for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The program streams or transcodes many different media formats with little or no configuration. It is powered by MEncoder, FFmpeg, tsMuxeR and AviSynth, which combine to offer support for a wide range of media formats

For streaming to the Logitech Squeezebox I would give Logitech Media Server a shot.

Logitech Media Server is the server software that powers audio players from Logitech (formerly known as SlimDevices), including Squeezebox 3rd Generation, Squeezebox Boom, Squeezebox Receiver, Transporter, Squeezebox2, Squeezebox and SLIMP3. Logitech Media Server is the new name for Squeezebox Server, starting with version 7.7. Before it was known as Squeezebox Server (version 7.4 to 7.6) and SlimServer (before 7.4) Logitech Media Server is Open Source Software and written in Perl. Logitech Media Server runs on pretty much any platform that Perl runs on, including Linux, Mac OSX, Solaris and Windows.

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It seems now that you have to install this from Microsoft.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40837

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