Connecting to a Domain using Windows 2004

I would like to connect to a Domain using Media Center 2004.
How can I do this?
Thanks so much.
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SysExpertConnect With a Mentor Commented:
As mentioned, Media Center can not Join a DOmain.Sharing files can be acheived by putting the Domain name  as the workgroup name.

use
start-run \\ip\sharename to access another machine if the network browsing does not work.

I hope this helps !
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2PiFLCommented:

you need to do that on initial install, once in a workgroup there is no going back.  You could try renaming the PC and see if it gives you the option to join the domain.
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
Windows Media centre does not support the joining domains.
You can connect to a shared folder as you would in a workgroup howerver.
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cationsAuthor Commented:
That is what I want to do.... my company has some shared drives on the network that I would like to Map.
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cationsAuthor Commented:
The domain name is too long ... all of it doesn't fit in domain name box.
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cationsAuthor Commented:
corps.ds.xxxxx.com  Is my company's domain name.  How can I join this Domain and Access the N: drives
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SysExpertCommented:
If it is too long, then you can't.

try accessing via IP address

start-run \\ipaddress\sharename

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scadieuxCommented:
What i would do is to create mapped drives to \\ip\sharename
When you do it you have the option do to is using another username/password. You pop info of an account on the domain and you should be good.
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scadieuxConnect With a Mentor Commented:
One thing though, when you map a drive using a different username password sometimes it doesn't remember the info when you reboot.

The ultimate solution would be to create a batch file that you run at startup with those lines:

net use /delete d:
net use d: \\serverip\sharename domainpassword /USER: domain\username /persistent:yes
exit

In the example the drive letter used is obviously d, modify to suit your needs. That scrip deletes the mapped drive and recreates is by using the username and password of an account on the domain. That account needs to have permissions to use the share of course.
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