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Media Center 2005 Joining a Domain


IMPORTANT NOTE: you will *not* be able to use extender devices (I.E Xbox, Xbox360) due to the Fast User Switching dependency (who uses extenders anyway? they don’t support DivX)

Exception to first rule: The Linksys MCE Extender device works fine when joined in a domain.Insert Windows Media Center CD1.
Run > D:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons
Acknowledge prompt by clicking ‘Yes’.
Skip updating process click ‘Cancel’ or press ‘Esc’
After installation click ‘Ok’
Start > Shutdown > Restart
At boot menu, select ‘Microsoft Windows Recovery Console’
Log onto (default: 1) and press ‘Enter’
Type: ‘cd system32\config’
Type: ‘copy SYSTEM C:\’
Type: exit
At boot menu, select ‘Windows XP Media Center Edition’
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.
Click on BANANA subkey (under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE).
File > Unload Hive. Confirm.
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: ‘cd \’
Type: ‘copy SYSTEM C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM’
(Type: ‘del SYSTEM’
Type: ‘exit’
At boot menu, select ‘Windows XP Media Center Edition’
 

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