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MS Windows XP Media Edition

By jdroba ·
I am looking for info on MS XP Media Cemter edition. I am looking at getting a new PC. I know that Media edition is NOT an OS that is capable of being put onto a networked Domain since it does not have the necessary funcationality of authenticating with a Domain Server "(such as Server 2003). However, since I need to VPN into work using Cisco VPN, I am wondering if there are issues with attempting to connect to the domain using such a method with this OS or if this will not work either due to the limitations of this OS. My gut instinct is to stick with XP Pro for this but DO like some of the multi-media functionaltiy of this new OS. does anyone have any thoughts on this subject? Thanks!

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to MS Windows XP Media Editi ...

No that should be OK as Media Centre is effectively the same as XP Home with a few subtle differences. You should be able to VPN into Media Centre without any problems.

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Thanks. This confirmed what I suspected.

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Thanks. This confirmed what I suspected.

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by haniefe In reply to MS Windows XP Media Editi ...

I had similar concerns about XPMCE vs a vis domain funtionality. When i did a freash install while connected to my office network i noticed no difference between xp pro and xpmce. The key is to boot from the XPMCE cd. I actually ended up replacing the os on the hard drive (which was the non domain aware xpmce) You may want to try and do an upgrade first an see how that works but the previous preocedure worked for me. If you just bought a new computer with mcxpe peinstalled, don't turn it on without first connecting it to the domain network!

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I was not attmepting to connect to a domain from the office, but from home using VPN. While this was good info to learn, it did not help answer my question.

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I was not attmepting to connect to a domain from the office, but from home using VPN. While this was good info to learn, it did not help answer my question.

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