Can XP Media edition be a remote web workplace workstation?

Posted on 2006-04-17
Last Modified: 2011-04-14
Can XP Media edition be a remote web workplace workstation?
I have several XP Pro computers attached to my SBS 2003 machine. I am about to add a new worksation that has XP Media - - will I be able to attach it, and can I use remote web workplace ?

I know that XP Home cannot, can XP Media?
Question by:Jay2150
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    First, a disclaimer.  I don't recommend, support, or condone the use of the following.  If you really want to do stuff like this I pray you have the intelligence to only do so on a home test network, or other relatively unimportant environment.

    That said, let's have some fun!

    You can attach MCE to a domain using the infamous 'banana' hack (after which you should be able to use RWW as well).  Note that the banana hack will break the ability to use any media extenders if that's important to you:

    You can also *just* add the MCE machine to the list of computers available to use RWW *without* having to attach it to the domain:

    Matt Ridings
    MSR Consulting

    Author Comment

    That is just what I wanted to know for my client! I may try your solutions though, on my systems.
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    I use the banana hack on my home network as my SBS server has become the primary data server for my media library.  Seems to work well enough.

    Then I use another hack on my MCE machines to allow for sharing their local tv recordings between each other.  Pity that there isn't a 'Server' version of MCE or at least an easy means of having multiple MCE machines cooperate on a net out of the box.

    One can dream though...

    Matt Ridings
    MSR Consulting


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