Starting Icecast (Windows)
To start Icecast you can double click the handy icon on your Desktop :
and you should see something like this :
Next you simply press the big Start Server button :
And Icecast should start and look something like this :
If you want to try streaming to your new Icecast server then you can run a stream encoder on the same machine. If you want to do this then download and install M3W the stream encoder (http://www.informatik.fh-muenchen.de/~ruckert/m3w/).