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Win XP Terminal Services will not start on Media Center Edition

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Cannot start Terminal Services. I am logged on as Administrator. The dependency RPC is started. The path to executable is "C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k. netsvcs". Have run Kellys Korner Terminal Services fix with no luck.

Other symptoms are no Users are showing in Task Manager for any Applications or Processes and I am unable to install and run any program that requires Administrator installation.

Any help to resolve would be most appreciated.
Dec 22 '06 #1
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bartonc
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Pro or Home edition?
Dec 22 '06 #2

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Media Center Edition, Ver: 2002, SP2
Dec 22 '06 #3

bartonc
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Media Center Edition, Ver: 2002, SP2
There is a lot of discussion here.
Dec 22 '06 #4

bartonc
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There is a lot of discussion here.
After reading some discussions and some Help and Support topics, I am forming the opinion that Media Center Edition doesn't support these type of services (just like Home Edition doesn't support them). There is a hardware solution which allows up to 7 or 8 clients to share Home Edition that might work for you.
Dec 22 '06 #5

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You may be right. I don't know if they are supported or not. It wouldn't concern be except that recently I can't install and execute programs requiring administrator privileges. When I started to look for what is different on my other computers, where I can install, I found this. If I could resolve the program installation/execution issue, I would be happy.
Dec 22 '06 #6

bartonc
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You may be right. I don't know if they are supported or not. It wouldn't concern be except that recently I can't install and execute programs requiring administrator privileges. When I started to look for what is different on my other computers, where I can install, I found this. If I could resolve the program installation/execution issue, I would be happy.
So, I suppose you can't even create a new account?
Dec 23 '06 #7

Cyberdyne
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Windows XP Home edition and Media center have the same limitations. I suggest running XP Pro to run terminal services.

However you should be able to use remote desktop connection to connect to other computers and to your own. The limiting factor would be that only one user can be logged on to your windows xp media center machine.


Regards, Cyberdyne.
Dec 27 '06 #8

bartonc
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You may be right. I don't know if they are supported or not. It wouldn't concern be except that recently I can't install and execute programs requiring administrator privileges. When I started to look for what is different on my other computers, where I can install, I found this. If I could resolve the program installation/execution issue, I would be happy.
I just got a Media Center machine. It connected up to my network after running the wizard. Have you tried the user name "Administrator" with no password?
Dec 28 '06 #9

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are you part of a domain? this may account for your reduced privileges. . .
try running net wiz as a networkless workstation. if it doesn't work, then unplug LAN, and reboot. that's an old college trick to elevate privilages, basically forcing local ownership.
Jul 3 '07 #10

bartonc
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Windows XP Home edition and Media center have the same limitations.<snip>
Regards, Cyberdyne.
I'm beginning to have doubts about this statement.
I've recently been doing some probing and found that the Group Policy Editor does have a full compliment of settings on Media Center Edition.
Sep 27 '07 #11

epots9
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Pro or Home edition?
Media Center is Pro, but with some extra software and drivers (for a TV tuner).
Sep 28 '07 #12

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