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Old 11-27-06, 09:28 PM
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Is Windows Media Center edition based on XP Pro?

Hi,

Like the title says, is Windows Media Center Edition based on XP Pro or on XP home? If you reply, could you refer me to a website that confirms your answer?

Specifically, I need to know if Services for Unix (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/int...u/default.mspx) would work in MCE. I know Services for Unix need at least Winxp PRO, hence my question.

I really need to know this for work, and appreciate any help you could give.

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Old 11-27-06, 09:32 PM
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Yes, but...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows...Center_Edition

Although Media Center is based on Windows XP Professional, Microsoft has disabled its ability to join an Active Directory domain post install. This effectively precludes the use of Media Center in a corporate environment. Media Center still retains most other Windows XP Pro-specific features, such as Remote Desktop and the Encrypting File System.
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Old 11-27-06, 09:35 PM
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We don't use Active Directory at work. But, we do use Services for Unix. Would it still work in MCE, despite AD being disabled?
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