Domain W/ MCE?



Joshua
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Anyone know if Media Center Edition will allow you to join a Domain? I have
the option, but it's grayed out. I figured it would since MCE is basically XP
PRO, with a MCE plug in.

Thanks for any help.

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
It can only be done during the initial installation. After that, joining a domain is disabled. MCE is a superset of XP Pro, but that is one of the few differences.

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"Joshua" <Joshua@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B14BFB9B-59A9-439D-8806-98A4FE2EE31B@microsoft.com...
> Anyone know if Media Center Edition will allow you to join a Domain? I have
> the option, but it's grayed out. I figured it would since MCE is basically XP
> PRO, with a MCE plug in.
>
> Thanks for any help.

Joshua
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
So I gotta reinstall Windows?!?!

No hack or anything to get around that?



"Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:

> It can only be done during the initial installation. After that, joining a domain is disabled. MCE is a superset of XP Pro, but that is one of the few differences.
>
> --
> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
> http://www.dougknox.com
> --------------------------------
> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
> --------------------------------
> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
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> "Joshua" <Joshua@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B14BFB9B-59A9-439D-8806-98A4FE2EE31B@microsoft.com...
> > Anyone know if Media Center Edition will allow you to join a Domain? I have
> > the option, but it's grayed out. I figured it would since MCE is basically XP
> > PRO, with a MCE plug in.
> >
> > Thanks for any help.
>

Yves Leclerc
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
MCE 2005 will never let you going a domain. Microsoft removed the domain
modules from it. MCE 2004 does allow you and will let MCE 2005 join the
domain, only if you upgrade from MCE 2004.

"Joshua" <Joshua@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A2BF9BF2-61F2-46E2-8B40-DA29906C3095@microsoft.com...
> So I gotta reinstall Windows?!?!
>
> No hack or anything to get around that?
>
>
>
> "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> It can only be done during the initial installation. After that, joining
>> a domain is disabled. MCE is a superset of XP Pro, but that is one of
>> the few differences.
>>
>> --
>> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
>> Display\Security
>> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
>> http://www.dougknox.com
>> --------------------------------
>> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
>> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
>> --------------------------------
>> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
>> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>>
>> "Joshua" <Joshua@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:B14BFB9B-59A9-439D-8806-98A4FE2EE31B@microsoft.com...
>> > Anyone know if Media Center Edition will allow you to join a Domain? I
>> > have
>> > the option, but it's grayed out. I figured it would since MCE is
>> > basically XP
>> > PRO, with a MCE plug in.
>> >
>> > Thanks for any help.
>>

Tom Porterfield
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Yves Leclerc wrote:
> MCE 2005 will never let you going a domain. Microsoft removed the domain
> modules from it. MCE 2004 does allow you and will let MCE 2005 join the
> domain, only if you upgrade from MCE 2004.

Not quite right. As Doug points out, you can join an MCE 2005 machine to a
domain during installation of the OS. This is not an upgrade install over a
2004 machine already joined to a domain, but a clean install.

But after the install is complete if the machine is not joined to a domain,
the functionality is disabled.

As to whether or not the functionality can be enabled afterward through some
hack, don't know, ask google.

Worth noting is that extender devices rely on the fast user switching
functionality that is disabled in domain members. So if you have an
extender device you won't be able to use it if you get your MCE 2005 joined
to a domain.
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MS-MVP Windows
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Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
This is incorrect. It can be done as part of a clean installation.

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Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
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http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
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Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

"Yves Leclerc" <yleclercNOSPAM@maysys.com> wrote in message news:eOvEHDgYFHA.3040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> MCE 2005 will never let you going a domain. Microsoft removed the domain
> modules from it. MCE 2004 does allow you and will let MCE 2005 join the
> domain, only if you upgrade from MCE 2004.
>
> "Joshua" <Joshua@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A2BF9BF2-61F2-46E2-8B40-DA29906C3095@microsoft.com...
>> So I gotta reinstall Windows?!?!
>>
>> No hack or anything to get around that?
>>
>>
>>
>> "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
>>
>>> It can only be done during the initial installation. After that, joining
>>> a domain is disabled. MCE is a superset of XP Pro, but that is one of
>>> the few differences.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
>>> Display\Security
>>> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
>>> http://www.dougknox.com
>>> --------------------------------
>>> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
>>> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
>>> --------------------------------
>>> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
>>> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>>>
>>> "Joshua" <Joshua@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:B14BFB9B-59A9-439D-8806-98A4FE2EE31B@microsoft.com...
>>> > Anyone know if Media Center Edition will allow you to join a Domain? I
>>> > have
>>> > the option, but it's grayed out. I figured it would since MCE is
>>> > basically XP
>>> > PRO, with a MCE plug in.
>>> >
>>> > Thanks for any help.
>>>
>
>


Domain W/ MCE?