How Do I Add a new computer running WinXP MCE 2005 to a Win2000 Do

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by John Rupinski, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. I am demoing a new computer running Windows XP MCE 2005 and I need to add it
    my company's Windows 2000 domain. How do I accomplish this? Thank you in
    advance for your responses.
     
    John Rupinski, Nov 10, 2004
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  2. John Rupinski

    terri Guest

    You can't. Once installed, MCE2005 doesn't allow for joining a domain.
    It's done this way so that the Media Center Extenders will work.

    If the box was upgraded to MCE2005 and not installed clean, you should still
    be able to join.
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    Terri Stratton
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    terri, Nov 10, 2004
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  3. Are there any workarounds or registry keys that can be modified to allow
    joining a domain?
     
    John Rupinski, Nov 10, 2004
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  4. There are two things:

    IF your network card is detected during the install, you should be able to
    join a domain during the network setup piece (assuming you have admin
    rights) - but you will not be able to use the eXtenders with MCE.

    MCE, as XP Pro, will carry your credentials across to the domain. If you
    make the machine a member of a workgroup with the same name as the domain
    and use the same name and password as the domain user, it works out well -
    it will not run the login script or inherit Group Policies, however.

    Regards,

    =D-

    Derek R. Flickinger
    Interactive Homes, Inc.
     
    Derek R. Flickinger, Nov 10, 2004
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  5. John Rupinski

    Craig Guest

    You're all making me worry now. I plan to get a media extender in a little
    bit, but for now I have three computers in my house (kids bedroom, my
    bedroom and the living room which is the MCE2005 PC) and I use the two
    bedroom computers to access the saved video and audio on the living room
    computer. I use the default MSHOME workgroup and I can see the shared hard
    drive on the Media Center via my wireless network in the house, even with a
    wireless laptop on the network I can get to the shared folder. Are you
    saying that when I get the extenders, they won't be able to work with this?
    I must be reading this all wrong, because that just won't make sense.

    Craig
     
    Craig, Nov 10, 2004
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  6. John Rupinski

    terri Guest

    A domain is a bit different than a networked system, Craig. With your home
    networking setup, you can still browse folders, etc., just as you can now.

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    terri, Nov 10, 2004
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  7. John Rupinski

    Craig Guest

    I understand that, I am just unclear on what will go away or if I will be
    successful when adding an extender to the mix. I probably won't know until
    I try, but I'm not scared, I'll just get a lot of rest the night before I
    attempt it.

    Craig
     
    Craig, Nov 10, 2004
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  8. If you're not running a domain (which you aren't per your comments) nothing
    will change.
     
    Todd Bowra [MSFT], Nov 11, 2004
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  9. John Rupinski

    terri Guest

    I have an extender on my home networked system, Craig, and it's just the
    same as before I installed either MCE or the extender. Your configuration
    will be fine.

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    Terri Stratton
    Editor / Owner
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    http://themediacenterpc.net
    Microsoft Windows MVP / Tablet PC
     
    terri, Nov 11, 2004
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  10. John Rupinski

    Craig Guest

    Ah very good, thank you both for your comments.

    Craig
     
    Craig, Nov 11, 2004
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  11. John Rupinski

    terri Guest

    terri, Nov 11, 2004
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  12. John Rupinski

    Peter Aragon Guest

    Hi John

    You can try and dig up an early version of XP Powertoys that was removed
    because it allowed Home edition to join a domain.

    Peter
     
    Peter Aragon, Nov 11, 2004
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