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I just bought a new laptop to be used as my dev box but it came with Windows
Media Center. Does this have all of the features of xp pro such as IIS, and
other things required by asp.net developers or am I going to have to Install
Windows XP Pro?

Is there any list of what xp pro has that media center does not?

Is media center based on xp pro or xp home?

Thanks,
G
Nov 19 '05 #1
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Here is some insight:
http://blogs.msdn.com/mcreasy/archiv...13/241803.aspx

--
Scott
http://www.OdeToCode.com/blogs/scott/

On Sat, 11 Jun 2005 12:12:10 -0700, "G Dean Blake" <gb@nospam.co m>
wrote:
I just bought a new laptop to be used as my dev box but it came with Windows
Media Center. Does this have all of the features of xp pro such as IIS, and
other things required by asp.net developers or am I going to have to Install
Windows XP Pro?

Is there any list of what xp pro has that media center does not?

Is media center based on xp pro or xp home?

Thanks,
G


Nov 19 '05 #2
I have been running windows media center edition 2005 for some time now on
a laptop which I use for development purposes - it is joined to a domain.
I also have it installed on a desktop pc also joined to a domain.
it IS full blown XPpro, it does come with IIS, you CAN join it to a domain
with one simple registry setting ( although it isn't officially supported )
I have not run into any problems, quirks or differences from XPpro.
supposedly you lose the use of SOME extenders - but I have yet to encounter
any use for extender anyway.

"Scott Allen" <sc***@nospam.o detocode.com> wrote in message
news:sh******** *************** *********@4ax.c om...
Here is some insight:
http://blogs.msdn.com/mcreasy/archiv...13/241803.aspx

--
Scott
http://www.OdeToCode.com/blogs/scott/

On Sat, 11 Jun 2005 12:12:10 -0700, "G Dean Blake" <gb@nospam.co m>
wrote:
I just bought a new laptop to be used as my dev box but it came with WindowsMedia Center. Does this have all of the features of xp pro such as IIS, andother things required by asp.net developers or am I going to have to InstallWindows XP Pro?

Is there any list of what xp pro has that media center does not?

Is media center based on xp pro or xp home?

Thanks,
G

Nov 19 '05 #3
Windows XP Media Center is essentially Windows XP Pro with some extra media
stuff bolted on.
Therefore it does support IIS and everything else that Windows XP Pro comes
with.

--
I hope this helps,
Steve C. Orr, MCSD, MVP
http://SteveOrr.net

"G Dean Blake" <gb@nospam.co m> wrote in message
news:e2******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP10.phx.gbl...
I just bought a new laptop to be used as my dev box but it came with
Windows Media Center. Does this have all of the features of xp pro such as
IIS, and other things required by asp.net developers or am I going to have
to Install Windows XP Pro?

Is there any list of what xp pro has that media center does not?

Is media center based on xp pro or xp home?

Thanks,
G

Nov 19 '05 #4
Well excuse me, but would you be willing to share with the newsgroup what
that 'simple registry setting' might be???

Thanks for your infinite kindness...

"gerry" <ge**@hotmail.c om> wrote in message
news:eC******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP10.phx.gbl...
I have been running windows media center edition 2005 for some time now on
a laptop which I use for development purposes - it is joined to a domain.
I also have it installed on a desktop pc also joined to a domain.
it IS full blown XPpro, it does come with IIS, you CAN join it to a domain
with one simple registry setting ( although it isn't officially supported ) I have not run into any problems, quirks or differences from XPpro.
supposedly you lose the use of SOME extenders - but I have yet to encounter any use for extender anyway.

"Scott Allen" <sc***@nospam.o detocode.com> wrote in message
news:sh******** *************** *********@4ax.c om...
Here is some insight:
http://blogs.msdn.com/mcreasy/archiv...13/241803.aspx

--
Scott
http://www.OdeToCode.com/blogs/scott/

On Sat, 11 Jun 2005 12:12:10 -0700, "G Dean Blake" <gb@nospam.co m>
wrote:
I just bought a new laptop to be used as my dev box but it came with WindowsMedia Center. Does this have all of the features of xp pro such as
IIS,
andother things required by asp.net developers or am I going to have to InstallWindows XP Pro?

Is there any list of what xp pro has that media center does not?

Is media center based on xp pro or xp home?

Thanks,
G


Nov 19 '05 #5
Hi Tom,

A search revealed this:

http://forums.vnunet.com/thread.jsp?...message=326057

And about 300 more. Enough to make you go bananas! ;-} Ken.

--
Ken Dopierala Jr.
For great ASP.Net web hosting try:
http://www.webhost4life.com/default.asp?refid=Spinlight
If you sign up under me and need help, email me.

"Tom Dacon" <td****@communi ty.nospam> wrote in message
news:O4******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP09.phx.gbl...
Well excuse me, but would you be willing to share with the newsgroup what
that 'simple registry setting' might be???

Thanks for your infinite kindness...

"gerry" <ge**@hotmail.c om> wrote in message
news:eC******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP10.phx.gbl...
I have been running windows media center edition 2005 for some time now on a laptop which I use for development purposes - it is joined to a domain. I also have it installed on a desktop pc also joined to a domain.
it IS full blown XPpro, it does come with IIS, you CAN join it to a domain with one simple registry setting ( although it isn't officially

supported )
I have not run into any problems, quirks or differences from XPpro.
supposedly you lose the use of SOME extenders - but I have yet to

encounter
any use for extender anyway.

"Scott Allen" <sc***@nospam.o detocode.com> wrote in message
news:sh******** *************** *********@4ax.c om...
Here is some insight:
http://blogs.msdn.com/mcreasy/archiv...13/241803.aspx

--
Scott
http://www.OdeToCode.com/blogs/scott/

On Sat, 11 Jun 2005 12:12:10 -0700, "G Dean Blake" <gb@nospam.co m>
wrote:

>I just bought a new laptop to be used as my dev box but it came with

Windows
>Media Center. Does this have all of the features of xp pro such as

IIS,
and
>other things required by asp.net developers or am I going to have to

Install
>Windows XP Pro?
>
>Is there any list of what xp pro has that media center does not?
>
>Is media center based on xp pro or xp home?
>
>Thanks,
>G
>



Nov 19 '05 #6
http://www.extended64.com/blogs/rafa...icles/404.aspx

"Tom Dacon" <td****@communi ty.nospam> wrote in message
news:O4******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP09.phx.gbl...
Well excuse me, but would you be willing to share with the newsgroup what
that 'simple registry setting' might be???

Thanks for your infinite kindness...

"gerry" <ge**@hotmail.c om> wrote in message
news:eC******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP10.phx.gbl...
I have been running windows media center edition 2005 for some time now on a laptop which I use for development purposes - it is joined to a domain. I also have it installed on a desktop pc also joined to a domain.
it IS full blown XPpro, it does come with IIS, you CAN join it to a domain with one simple registry setting ( although it isn't officially

supported )
I have not run into any problems, quirks or differences from XPpro.
supposedly you lose the use of SOME extenders - but I have yet to

encounter
any use for extender anyway.

"Scott Allen" <sc***@nospam.o detocode.com> wrote in message
news:sh******** *************** *********@4ax.c om...
Here is some insight:
http://blogs.msdn.com/mcreasy/archiv...13/241803.aspx

--
Scott
http://www.OdeToCode.com/blogs/scott/

On Sat, 11 Jun 2005 12:12:10 -0700, "G Dean Blake" <gb@nospam.co m>
wrote:

>I just bought a new laptop to be used as my dev box but it came with

Windows
>Media Center. Does this have all of the features of xp pro such as

IIS,
and
>other things required by asp.net developers or am I going to have to

Install
>Windows XP Pro?
>
>Is there any list of what xp pro has that media center does not?
>
>Is media center based on xp pro or xp home?
>
>Thanks,
>G
>



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