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    • #43895
      Arris
      Moderator

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      Use Windows Server 2008 R2 as your home entertainment system in the living room.

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      [localurl=viewtopic.php?f=11&t=61:kbvm2bt6]Vista Media Center in Server 2008[/localurl:kbvm2bt6]

    • #49958

      According to my disassembly in IDA, it checks the tokens.dat file.
      Creating a custom tokens.dat file will be a PITA and will be highly illegal.
      My idea is to NOP the checks and return “LOL YES” every time.

      EDIT: It also checks SLGetWindowsInformation (note the lack of DWORD there).
      We need to also pass info to that using the custom SLC.dll, but I’m clueless there.

    • #59777
      Anonymous

      According to my disassembly in IDA, it checks the tokens.dat file.
      Creating a custom tokens.dat file will be a PITA and will be highly illegal.
      My idea is to NOP the checks and return “LOL YES” every time.

      EDIT: It also checks SLGetWindowsInformation (note the lack of DWORD there).
      We need to also pass info to that using the custom SLC.dll, but I’m clueless there.

    • #49959
      wmr

      TVersity 1.7 is what I’m using to share files to PS3. I just watch Band of Brothers on my external hard driver thur TVersity. Work prefect! I tried a lot of upnp servers and none really worked good. Forget Windows Media Center! wmr

    • #59778
      Anonymous

      TVersity 1.7 is what I’m using to share files to PS3. I just watch Band of Brothers on my external hard driver thur TVersity. Work prefect! I tried a lot of upnp servers and none really worked good. Forget Windows Media Center! wmr

    • #49960

      Look, what I found!
      Well, but this howto is probably useless for MCE from Win 7 because of that stupid tokens.dat check… 🙁

    • #59779
      Anonymous

      Look, what I found!
      Well, but this howto is probably useless for MCE from Win 7 because of that stupid tokens.dat check… 🙁

    • #49961

      Is there a compilation on 7MC to 2008r2 efforts tried to date? I’ve got a spare box at home and some free time to get this thing done. If I need to start from scratch, so be it.

    • #59780
      Anonymous

      Is there a compilation on 7MC to 2008r2 efforts tried to date? I’ve got a spare box at home and some free time to get this thing done. If I need to start from scratch, so be it.

    • #49962
      Arris
      Moderator

      @changz wrote:

      Is there a compilation on 7MC to 2008r2 efforts tried to date? I’ve got a spare box at home and some free time to get this thing done. If I need to start from scratch, so be it.

      I think a good place to start looking is in the [localurl=viewtopic.php?f=11&t=61#p953:37tbwm8t]Wishlist – Vista Media Center in Server 2008[/localurl:37tbwm8t] topic and the pages linked from there where they got stuck on a Software Restriction Policy. 😕 Hope you can make some progress in this Wish; it would make a lot of people happy! 😉

    • #59781
      Anonymous

      @changz wrote:

      Is there a compilation on 7MC to 2008r2 efforts tried to date? I’ve got a spare box at home and some free time to get this thing done. If I need to start from scratch, so be it.

      I think a good place to start looking is in the [localurl=viewtopic.php?f=11&t=61#p953:37tbwm8t]Wishlist – Vista Media Center in Server 2008[/localurl:37tbwm8t] topic and the pages linked from there where they got stuck on a Software Restriction Policy. 😕 Hope you can make some progress in this Wish; it would make a lot of people happy! 😉

    • #49963
      Anonymous
    • #59782
      Anonymous
    • #49964
      hackerman1
      Moderator

      Hi.

      Welcome to the forum.
      Thank you for the information, however the post on MDL says:
      “The Work is tested on Windows Home Server 2011 (VHS-2011/ Vail)
      but I’m sure it will work also on other 2011 servers:
      Storage Server Essential 2008r2 (SSE2008r2 / Breckenridge)
      and, possibly on Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011 / Aurora).

      Likely the Standard 2008r2 Servers will require more work because missing codecs/drivers and so on.”
      @The Solutor wrote:

      It’s done 🙂

      The problem does not seam to be solved yet….

      And there is no instructions for how to do it in that post,
      there is a link to another thread which in turn references another post,
      which contains a confusing text about 2 needed exe-files,
      with a reference to yet another post about one of the exe-files,
      and references to a script mentioned somewhere else…

      Typical for MDL, there are a lot of useful information over there, the problem is to find it… 😉

    • #59783
      Anonymous

      Hi.

      Welcome to the forum.
      Thank you for the information, however the post on MDL says:
      “The Work is tested on Windows Home Server 2011 (VHS-2011/ Vail)
      but I’m sure it will work also on other 2011 servers:
      Storage Server Essential 2008r2 (SSE2008r2 / Breckenridge)
      and, possibly on Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011 / Aurora).

      Likely the Standard 2008r2 Servers will require more work because missing codecs/drivers and so on.”
      @The Solutor wrote:

      It’s done 🙂

      The problem does not seam to be solved yet….

      And there is no instructions for how to do it in that post,
      there is a link to another thread which in turn references another post,
      which contains a confusing text about 2 needed exe-files,
      with a reference to yet another post about one of the exe-files,
      and references to a script mentioned somewhere else…

      Typical for MDL, there are a lot of useful information over there, the problem is to find it… 😉

    • #49965
      Anonymous

      HI

      Instructions have yet to be written because time constraints.

      Anyway people spent months do get that working, who’s interested can spend five minutes reading the two or three relevant post.

      Basically grab the WMC cabs from W7, add them to the WHS ISO, rplace four files, commit the changes, burn the ISO.

      Understand how to do it was pretty complicate, but now make your own WMC enabled ISO is deadly simple.

      The problem does not seam to be solved yet….

      The big part is solved.

      We have WMC working on W10, on Enterprise/Education versions, and on 2011 servers (and possibly embedded versions).

      I tested the W10 On server 2016 and server 2012r2.

      Wmc starts but crashes during the initial setup.

      Surely the restricted codecs must be installed and possibly something else about the BDA drivers wold be also needed.

      I don’t think would be rocket science given we have an easy way to export and import the basic packages.

    • #59784
      Anonymous

      HI

      Instructions have yet to be written because time constraints.

      Anyway people spent months do get that working, who’s interested can spend five minutes reading the two or three relevant post.

      Basically grab the WMC cabs from W7, add them to the WHS ISO, rplace four files, commit the changes, burn the ISO.

      Understand how to do it was pretty complicate, but now make your own WMC enabled ISO is deadly simple.

      The problem does not seam to be solved yet….

      The big part is solved.

      We have WMC working on W10, on Enterprise/Education versions, and on 2011 servers (and possibly embedded versions).

      I tested the W10 On server 2016 and server 2012r2.

      Wmc starts but crashes during the initial setup.

      Surely the restricted codecs must be installed and possibly something else about the BDA drivers wold be also needed.

      I don’t think would be rocket science given we have an easy way to export and import the basic packages.

    • #59785
      Anonymous

      For the record the post was updated with minitutorials, links and this 😉

    • #49966
      Anonymous

      For the record the post was updated with minitutorials, links and this 😉

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