Aaron Stebner has made a few blog postings in the last week or so with regards to Media Center Extenders, including potential issues with the installation process, and potential issues if Windows Live OneCare is installed.
Aaron has consolidated links to all his previous blog postings with regards to the set up of the Media Center Extender software on the PC into a 'Troubleshooting guide for Xbox 360 PC setup issues'. While the title seems to indicate that it is for Xbox 360 Media Center Extenders only, this information also applies to V1 Media Center Extender users, as the latest version of the PC software for the Media Center Extenders is the same software that is used for the Xbox 360 Media Center Extenders.
With Windows Live OneCare providing firewall functionality, there is the potential that this can interfere with Media Center Extender operations, especially if OneCare is installed after the successful setup of your Extender. This fits in well with one of my previous blog entries about Media Center Extenders vs Firewalls.
If you are having issues with your Media Center Extender after setting up OneCare, these links should help you restore functionality:
- How to enable Windows Media Center Extenders on systems that have Windows Live OneCare installed;
- How to enable Windows Media Connect on systems that have Windows Live OneCare installed; and,
- How to configure a firewall for Windows Media Center Extenders
If you are having any other issues with your Media Center Extender, please visit the microsoft.public.windows.mediacenter newsgroup to see if your issue has previously been resolved. If not, feel free to post all details of the issues that you are having to the newsgroup. There are numerous posters, including Microsoft MVPs that can offer useful suggestions. In addition, both Todd Bowra and Jenelle Coberly, two Microsoft employees from the eHome team, have been doing a great job supporting those who have been having issues with their Media Center Extenders.
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