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Windows 7: Another 360/Media Center connection issue thread.

04 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 HP x64
Another 360/Media Center connection issue thread.

Alrighty, this has been asked a stack of times I know but I haven't found a solution relevant to my problem yet. What is happening is that when I attempt to connect my Xbox 360 to my Media Center PC it fails. The extender setup gets as far as the last step before telling me that

"The Xbox 360 could not connect to the Media Center PC. Turn it off and on again." (that doesn't help)

Now my computer CAN see the 360 on the network map and the 360 tells me it is connected to my Media Center PC. I just get the connection failure message when launching Media Center from 360. Any help would be much appreciated.

>>>probably helps>>>I am using the 64-bit version of W7 Ultimate, my 360 is connected to the network via Ethernet cable to my laptop which is then wirelessly connected to my Netgear router.

Media Center tells me: "Your extender was set up successfully, but failed to connect to this computer. This issue might be caused by a configuration problem with your firewall."

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14 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7

I have the same problem but I think maybe its similar to some posted here.
My event log under the Media Cener section says something about not being able to schedule the setting up of permissions on the media files
"Media Center Extender Setup failed to create the scheduled task to update the permissions on media files."
and the reason being that
"Error: The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed."

This makes sense maybe as of course this is a laptop used at work and is a work domain member, at home the domain is not available. This may explain why some people have got it working by removing their machines from their work domans then reattaching.
I could VPN into the office to make the domain available but the way our IP split tunneling is setup then the communication between my PC and the xbox would fail.

It would help if anyone knew what permissions it was trying to setup in this step so it could be done by hand.
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