”No Services Found” in Online Media in Vista Ultimate Media Center

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Author: Soumitra Sengupta MVP
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Clicking Online Media of Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit shows "No Services Found" error and only Program Library contains games. Explore is missing.

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"No Services Found” in Online Media in Vista Ultimate Media Center

If one clicks Online Media of Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit then finds "No Services Found" error. And only games are there. By default there are explore and Program Library under the Online Media.In this problem there will only Program Library and no explore.
 
To fix this problem:-
 
Open Control Panel > Folder Options > View > Enable Show hidden files and folders. > OK/Apply.
 
Go to My Computer > Open  C:\ProgramData\Microsoft
 
Now double Click on eHome.There you will find Packages folder.If everything is fine (where everything is functioning properly) then there should be the following sub-folders under the Packages folder:-
 
1]ClientUpdate-includes ClientUpdate cab and DefaultGeoSettings file.
2]MCESpotlight-it contains a SpotlightResources.dll and MCESpotlight cab file.
3]SportsSchedule-it contains SportsSchedule.mxf and SportsSchedule.enc files.
4]SportsTemplate-it has three cab files namely-ScheduleSupplement,SportsTemplate and SportsTemplateCore.There are also ScheduleSupplement.mxf,FoxSports.sdp and Microsoft.MediaCenter.Sports.UI.dll files.
 
Otherwise One or more such components will be missing.This happens if the guide download installation is not proper or, if there is any damaged file.
 
Delete the Packages folder. Reboot the System. Open Vista MCE >Settings>General>Windows Media Center Setup>Run Set up again. Visit Windows Update site to download and install all the recommended updates.
 
If the above does not help then reinstall Windows Vista Ultimate or copy the Package folder contents from any 32/64 bit Vista Ultimate machine where all the above components are functional and simply replace the damaged Packages folder.
 
And finally you need a small thing-Adobe flash player. Just visit to the concerned site and download and install the latest flash player.
 
Now clicking the explore you will find <Showcase>,<tv+movies>,<music+radio>,<news+sports> etc  all are functioning.
 
Related KB Article:-
 
April 2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista
 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932818
 

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Article ID: 555922 - Last Review: May 4, 2007 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
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