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    Re: Licensing question: Media Centre on a domain

    Found this, it seems like its a legal hack after all. MS disabled domains because fast user switching does not work when you are on a domain. If you enable a domain though the only penality is that you can use a media extender device (such as a xbox 360) as its based on Fast user switching.

    Also this (all though is the wiki so accuracy can be debated) explains at the bottom about the versions and a little info on what was changed in each edition.

    Hope this helps

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    Re: Licensing question: Media Centre on a domain

    Thanks Zerohour - that seems a pretty solid argument for adding the PC to the domain.

    What exactly are the Media Extenders they're talking about there?

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    Re: Licensing question: Media Centre on a domain

    Just to say that MCE is based on XP Pro rather than home. CD1 is XP Pro, or is on all the versions I have used, if you actually read the info stuff during setup (yes I was actually bored one day so kept watching!) it says Windows XP Professional frequently so its XP, its a bit like Server 2003 R2, the second CD has the extras on it and the CD key tells it once CD1 is done you must do CD2.

    Domain joining in MCE is easiest done during setup as you can access it during setup.

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