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Windows XP Media Center Edition & Network Domains

By troedel ·
How do you set up Windows XP Media Center Edition to join an existing Domain on a Windows Small Business Server 2003? I have an urgent need for this information. Thank you.

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figure it out

by tek In reply to Windows XP Media Center E ...

I too am looking for this solution. have you figured it out?

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Found possible solution

by brandon.aiken In reply to Windows XP Media Center E ...

From another site:
http://msmvps.com/markd/archive/2004/11/06/18095.aspx

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Yes you can join any version of MCE to a domain.

Insert Windows XP CD.
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'
Start > Shutdown > Restart
At boot menu, select 'Microsoft Windows Recovery Console'
Select proper installation to log onto (default: 1) and press 'Enter'
(If prompted, enter Administrator password and press 'Enter')
Type (without quotes) and press enter: 'cd system32\config'
Type (without quotes) and press enter: 'copy SYSTEM C:\'
Type (without quotes) and press enter: exit
At boot menu, select 'Windows XP Media Center Edition'
Log into Windows and play a game of minesweeper (very important)
Start > Run > Type: 'regedit' and press enter
Click on 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE'.
File > Load Hive...
Browse and select C:\SYSTEM
Specify key name 'BANANA' and click OK
Expand: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > BANANA > WPA > MedCtrUpg
On the right-hand side, double-click IsLegacyMCE value
Change selected value to 1 and click Ok. (THAT IS NOT AN L!)
Click on BANANA subkey (under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE).
File > Unload Hive. Confirm.
Start > Shutdown > Restart
At boot menu, select 'Microsoft Windows Recovery Console'
Take sip of Dr. Pepper (very important)
Select proper installation to log onto (default: 1) and press 'Enter'
(If prompted, enter Administrator password and press 'Enter')
Type (without quotes) and press enter: 'cd \'
Type (without quotes) and press enter: 'copy SYSTEM C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM'
(Yes, you want to overwrite - Go ahead and do it)
Type (without quotes) and press enter: 'del SYSTEM'
Type (without quotes) and press enter: 'exit'
At boot menu, select 'Windows XP Media Center Edition'
Take a **** while you wait.
Join domain. What, you were expecting instructions on this too?
(Pfft!)
Thanks goes to Chris123NT, Dyne, Creamhackered, LispyGlitter2, and ChaoServer (why is he here?) for unknown reasons.
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Found possible solution

by info In reply to Found possible solution

Hi i'm a newbie to networking. I tried this after searching the net and it worked. whoever wrote it was brilliant, incredibly crass but brilliant.

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