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The Windows Media Center Extender service cannot create the sub-desktop session on a Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005-based computer
Article ID: 895961 - View products that this article applies to.
Consider the following scenario. You set up the Media Center Extender for Windows XP Media Center Edition on a Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005-based computer. The Media Center Extender service creates a Media Center Extender connection to the sub-desktop session. However, the Media Center Extender service cannot create the sub-desktop session until the Media Center Extender is enabled. Therefore, you have to enable the Media Center Extender before you use the Media Center Extender device.
Note The sub-desktop session to Windows XP Media Center Edition is a unique Windows session. This session is created and controlled by the Media Center Extender service.
Update informationThe following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the Update for Windows XP (KB895961) package now.
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Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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PrerequisitesYou must have one of the following service packs installed to apply this hotfix:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389/ )How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
Restart requirementYou have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows XP SP3
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about Media Center Extender, visit the following Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/mediacenter/features/extender.mspxFor more information about how to set up the Media Center Extender, visit the following Web site:
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-us/Help/8076aff3-16ec-4751-9f57-d36e0ff407201033.mspxFor more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates