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[Announcement] Important update regarding legacy Wowza servers and Engines

Wowza Media Systems has identified several legacy Wowza Media Server and Wowza Streaming Engine servers that are currently checking into a licensing server slated for deprecation on December 31st, 2023. The affected versions include:

  • Wowza Media Server 2 (all versions) 

  • Wowza Media Server 3 (all versions) 

  • Wowza Streaming Engine versions 4.0.0 to 4.0.5 

If your system does not use any of these versions, please disregard this message.

If you are using one of these versions, please review the details below for more information. This message is important for ensuring the continued smooth operation of your streaming workflows.


Please note: If you have received this message on behalf of your organization, please pass it along to your technical team for review. 

License Server Deprecation Notice: 

Due to the age of our legacy licensing servers, we need to shut them down on December 31st, 2023. To ensure uninterrupted service, you will need to enable DNS. The above versions of Wowza Media Server and Wowza Streaming Engine will only be impacted if the server does not already have DNS available. 

If you do not have DNS and cannot add it to the server, you can map your hosts file with the following:  



See instructions for mapping your host files here


If you need help with enabling DNS or have any questions about this update, our technical support team is here to help. Please contact at 


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