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xp media center and networking?

By RG11 ·
A friend called Dell and was buying a laptop that came with windows media center. The guy at dell said she may have a problem getting on the network at college if it has more than 5 users. Is this the case.. Are there any problems with xp media center running on a large network?

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by CG IT In reply to xp media center and netwo ...

well did a quick browse of the first 60 KB articles on MS Help and Support for media center and could not find one relating to not being able to connect to a network that has more than 5 concurrent users, but I did find one on not being able to join a domain

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by CG IT In reply to

here's a link for the MS Help and Support Page for XP Media Center 2005

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by I_M_Dougie In reply to xp media center and netwo ...

We have three Media Center machines on our network of over 25 machines and users. Either the guy at Dell doesn't know what he's talking about, or your friend misunderstood what he said.

The only thing with Media Center is you can not add the machine to a domain. But you shouldn't have to on a school network.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to xp media center and netwo ...

You can only run Media Centre on a simple Peer to Peer network and even then if you are connecting to it or another Home or Media Centre computer there is an upper limit of 5 concurrent connections possible.

If you are thinking about attempting to add Media Centre to a Domain it can not be added as this is not supported by MS with that OS. Your friend will have to go with XP Pro if she needs to log onto a Domain network type.


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