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By AmberHaze ·
One of my clients purchased a pile of new machines and one of them is Windows Media Edition rather than XP Pro.

I was attaching the machines to the network as usual when I came across the Media Etition. (my prior understanding was that ME was kind of like Home ) But the Hardware vender is claiming it can be attached to an NT network. I go to the usual places to do the domain attach, and unlike in XP home, the right buttons exist, however they are greyed out.

So now the question... Is XP Media Edition capable of being attached to an AD domain and if so, how do I unlock the attach panel in "my computer"?

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by CG IT In reply to Windows Media Edition on ...

no it's not "supposed" to connect to a domain network. you can registry hack it like XP Home but still, if the vendor sold you it claiming it can, show him the KB article that says its not supposed to and get XP Pro.

Here's the MS KB http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887212/en-us

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by AmberHaze In reply to

Thanks, that was what I thought, but the vender had me second guessing myself.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Windows Media Edition on ...

Media Center is a completely different animal to Home but like Home it was never designed to be added to a Domain and as far as I know no one's ever created a Hack to do it either.

The vendor doesn't know what they are speaking about when they tell you that MC can be added to a domain but if you really want to prove a point get one of their techs to come out and install it as the Vendor has insisted that it is connectible. :^0

Then get a replacement unit to fit your needs.

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by AmberHaze In reply to

Thanks, that was what I thought, but the vender had me second guessing myself.

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by AmberHaze In reply to Windows Media Edition on ...

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by AmberHaze In reply to Windows Media Edition on ...

I am not sure why, but I set to accept both answers and for some reason TR switched the one to a reject. Just in case anyone reads this Q & A in the future

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