Quote: Originally Posted by Ckain
I tried to set up media center today, and have failed everytime, says my extender cannot connect wtih my pc.
I went through the same problems. I could stream everything by using a network share, but windows media center would not connect. Windows Media Center setup would complete all but the last step when adding an extender; the step that says "Connecting to your extender...". Completion of setup would state: "Your Media Center Extender was set up successfully, but failed to connect."
When connecting from the Xbox 360, it would stay at "Connecting..." until it states, "Connection Failed..."
I'm using Windows 7 RTM. Avast antivirus on, Windows firewall on. PC and Xbox 360 wired to a switch. Switch connects to router. No Windows settings changed, as the setup does everything for you.
I think media center creates an RDP session to connect. The connection it makes is not compatible with the default Windows 7 RDP security settings. Solution
Run gpedit.msc. Go to Computer Configuration -> Administrative templates -> Windows Components -> Remote Desktop Services -> Remote Desktop Session Host -> Security.
Enable "Set client connection encryption level" & change encryption level to 'Client Compatible'.
Disable "Always prompt for password upon connection"
I'm guessing these settings don't only apply to Windows 7, but to Vista and XP media centers as well.