Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002, unable to join domain?

I have a Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002 Desktop computer. I am attempting to join this computer to the a windows 2000 domain. When I go to "" and head to the "computer name" tab and click "change" the "Domain:" button is grayed out. I am logged on as administrator and have verified that the local administrator account has all the rights needed to join the computer to a domain. I know XP home can not join a domain, maybe this is the same thing?

Thanks,
Brent Jaeger
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graham9101000Commented:
As far as I am aware only the professional range can join domains (xp pro, win 2000 workstations, etc).
however this is a piece of software that can enable xp home edition to join a domain and at a guess it should work for you to. hope this helps.

http://www.xteq.com/products/xset/

adam
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Jacko1969Commented:
Hi Brent,

MCE 2002 does not have the ability to join a domain as XP home is at the core of the product.

MCE 2005 does have this ability (XP pro at the core).



Hope this helps.

Jacko
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Jacko1969Commented:
Here is a transcript of MCE 2005 that may have some answers for you.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/chats/transcripts/04october21.mspx

Jacko
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Realpoet01Author Commented:
Do you think that XP Media Center can be upgraded to XP Pro without losing the functionality of most of the pre installed apps?

Brent
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Jacko1969Commented:
Might be OK. You could be extra careful and take a system state backup. Also use the Files and settings transfer wizard. To be extra safe I would make a ghost copy of that machine if you have the software. This way you can bring it exactly back to how it was before.

I followed the upgrade route many moons ago when XP pro came out but it was not overly successful. Always found a clean install to be best.

The settings transfer wizard is not bad though.

Jacko.
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Realpoet01Author Commented:
I will ghost it and then upgrade and see what happens. Thanks for the fast awnser Jacko!

Brent
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Jacko1969Commented:
Hi Brent,

Thanks for that good luck.
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