networking MCE desktop to business server 2003

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Hi all,
I am trying to connect a desktop running XP media center to my office network server which runs small business server 2003. I can't seem to have any luck. Other workstations run XP Pro. I bought an upgrade disc to upgrade this MCE unit to XP Pro only to find out I am unable to do that. Is this possible to add MCE to the network or to upgrade this unit to XP Pro (MS says I can not upgrade). I have run a thread search and can't find this info. Please help me directly or refer me to the appropriate thread. Thanks
 
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Media center will not log onto a domain as you know... What you can do is change the workgroup name on the desktop to the workgroup/domain name of your business server, create a matching username and password on server and the desktop. If everything matches, then you should be able to see any shares on the server available to you. I'd disable the windows firewall (and the computer browser, both found under services in admin tools) on the workstation.

If you want to load xp pro, i'm pretty sure you have to format the workstation and load from scratch.
 
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