For the most up-to-date requirements, see the Adobe Media Server system requirements page.
For the most up-to-date information on some important changes in various versions of Adobe Media Server, see the Adobe Media Server Release Notes.
Follow the installation instructions on your screen.
Enter a serial number. If you don’t enter a serial number, or if you enter an invalid serial number, Adobe Media Server Starter installs.
Enter a user and group for Adobe Media Server processes to run as. The default user is “ams”. The default group is “ams.” (The user you select is also the owner of the Adobe Media Server files.) Your choices are written to the ams.ini file. You can edit the ams.ini file to modify properties later, if needed.
Choose whether to install Apache HTTP Server. To stream media over HTTP to Flash Player and AIR and devices that support Apple HTTP Live Streaming, choose to install.
Review the summary of the installation options you have chosen, which are displayed in the installer.
The installation is complete. If you configured it to start automatically, the Adobe Media Server service starts. To start the server manually, from the rootinstall directory, enter ./server start.
By default, Adobe Media Server is installed to the /opt/adobe/ams directory. The documentation refers to this directory as rootinstall.