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    Adding Windows XP Media client to server

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    by cyndi ·

    I have tried to no avail to add a Windows XP client to our server. I tried support on the Microsoft XP site but I can’t even get the client machine to allow me to change the computer name – in other words, the radio button is not a choice.

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you.

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    • #3057645

      Reply To: Adding Windows XP Media client to server

      by cg it ·

      In reply to Adding Windows XP Media client to server

      Sorry but Windows XP Media Edition can not join a domain [much like Windows XP Home]

      Here’s the link: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;887212

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    • #3119960

      Reply To: Adding Windows XP Media client to server

      by rsbford ·

      In reply to Adding Windows XP Media client to server

      1. Insert Windows XP CD.
      2. Start > Run > X:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons
      (replace X: with the appropiate drive letter)
      Acknowledge prompt by clicking ‘Yes’.
      Skip updating process by clicking ‘Cancel’ or by pressing ‘Esc’
      After installation, acknowledge success msg. by clicking ‘Ok’
      3. Start > Shutdown > Restart
      4. At boot menu, select ‘Microsoft Windows Recovery Console’
      5. Select proper installation to log onto (default: 1) and press ‘Enter’
      (If prompted, enter Administrator password and press ‘Enter’)
      6. Type (without quotes) and press enter: ‘cd system32\config’
      7. Type (without quotes) and press enter: ‘copy SYSTEM C:\’
      8. Type (without quotes) and press enter: exit
      At boot menu, select ‘Windows XP Media Center Edition’
      9. Start > Run > Type: ‘regedit’ and press enter
      Click on ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’.
      10. File > Load Hive…
      Browse and select C:\SYSTEM
      11. Specify key name ‘BANANA’ and click OK
      Expand: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > BANANA > WPA > MedCtrUpg
      12. On the right-hand side, double-click IsLegacyMCE value
      Change selected value to 1 and click Ok. (THAT IS NOT AN L!)
      13. Click on BANANA subkey (under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE).
      File > Unload Hive. Confirm.
      14. Start > Shutdown > Restart
      At boot menu, select ‘Microsoft Windows Recovery Console’

      15. Select proper installation to log onto (default: 1) and press ‘Enter’
      (If prompted, enter Administrator password and press ‘Enter’)
      16. Type (without quotes) and press enter: ‘cd \’
      17. Type (without quotes) and press enter: ‘copy SYSTEM C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM’
      (Yes, you want to overwrite – Go ahead and do it)
      18. Type (without quotes) and press enter: ‘del SYSTEM’
      19. Type (without quotes) and press enter: ‘exit’
      At boot menu, select ‘Windows XP Media Center Edition’

      Join domain.
      http://www.extended64.com/blogs/rafael/articles/404.aspx

    • #3119958

      Reply To: Adding Windows XP Media client to server

      by rsbford ·

      In reply to Adding Windows XP Media client to server

      I tried to join a media edition machine to our network with the same problems you experienced. Couldn’t upgrade to Pro (actually a downgrade come to find out) to save the preinstalled app’s that came with the oem machine. Finally came across the above procedure that un-greyed the join domain box on media edition. And it worked for us. Lot’s of luck.

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