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Adding Windows XP Media client to server

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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by CG IT In reply to Adding Windows XP Media c ...

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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by RSBford In reply to Adding Windows XP Media c ...

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

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by RSBford In reply to Adding Windows XP Media c ...

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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