Does Windows XP Media have NT backbone?



Ryan
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
I just purchased a new computer and it is coming with Windows XP Media 2005.
I use Windows XP Pro for my other two computers at the moment for security
purposes and was wondering if the same NT features with PRO that is not found
in XP Home will be in the Media version?

Tom Porterfield
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
Ryan wrote:
> I just purchased a new computer and it is coming with Windows XP Media 2005.
> I use Windows XP Pro for my other two computers at the moment for security
> purposes and was wondering if the same NT features with PRO that is not found
> in XP Home will be in the Media version?

Media Center is built on XP Pro, although one primary feature has been
mostly disabled. So you will get all of the security and other features of
Pro that are missing from Home. An XP Media Center 2005 PC can not be
easily joined to a domain, and since you are purchasing hte PC with MCE
already loaded, you will not be able to join a domain at all.

The only way to get MCE 2005 to join a domain is to either install it as an
upgrade over MCE 2004 where 2004 was joined to a domain, or to join MCE 2005
to the domain during initial OS installation.

Other than that, MCE 2005 has all of the functionality of XP Pro plus the
additional MCE functionality.
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Tom Porterfield
MS-MVP Windows
http://support.telop.org

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Does Windows XP Media have NT backbone?