Windows Media Center and Domains

Discussion in 'Windows Server Systems' started by Mainframeguy, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Not sure how many here may run with XP media center, but anyone that does and who runs with domains for their networking will find that they can ONLY join a domain during setup. :eek:

    I missed this during my install because there was no network present during setup!

    I have since found there is a hack for this situation. I am about to try the hack. If and when it works I shall post a link for it here.

    In the meantime - has anyone else here made this change?
     
  2. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I would be interested in the solution as my cousin has a media center PC at work (GM dealership) and he can't join the domain since the PC has media center. He has to dual boot with XP Pro in order to join the domain.
     
  3. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    MFG --

    Did you read this KB over at Microsoft?

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887212

    Furthmore (older versions of MCE)...

    MCE is built on XP Professional but lacks the networking capabilities that XP Professional has.
     
  4. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    yes - I read this and more - including the hack to reenable the crippled MCE to join a domain - when I have done this I shall post here how it is done.... ;) :cool:
     
  5. madmatt

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    I should have assumed you read it, I know you and your facts checking!

    This hack should be an interesting trick if it works.
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I wonder why microsoft attaches such a priority to joining domains that they would disable the function in an os that has the ability
     
  7. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    aha - I find the thread I meant to resurrect!

    please see my post here and if a mod could merge or move that would be even more cool!
     
  8. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Like I said, quite happy to let this one happen. I imagine you are the kinda guy that has XP Pro lying around anyway, so all you are doing is saving yourself the trouble of having to dual boot if you want to use Media Center and have a domain machine.