W7 Media Center missing Internet TV (and thus Netflix)

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  1. guthrie

    guthrie New Member

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    I have a system with W7 Pro (upgraded from Vista Home Premium), and running Windows Media Center.
    I have a sibling system with W7 Pro also on it, and WMC works fine, and I have Internet TV, Sports, TV program guide, and Netflix on it.


    On the problematic system, I have none of those. I have only TV, and recorded shows (none). I have done the Download now several times, and it always seems to work, logs say it worked, but no change in the menu.


    How do I get Internet TV & Netflix on this system?
    (I added WMC to the firewall allow programs list).


    Log Name: Media Center
    Source: MCUpdate
    Date: 3/26/2010 2:35:41 PM
    Event ID: 0
    Task Category: None
    Level: Information
    Keywords: Classic
    User: N/A
    Computer: ggMedia
    Description:
    2:35:08 PM - Testing internet connection.
    2:35:31 PM - Connection established.
    2:35:32 PM - Retrieving Directory.
    2:35:32 PM - Processing Directory.
    2:35:32 PM - Processing of Directory is complete.
    2:35:32 PM - Testing internet connection.
    2:35:32 PM - Connection established.
    2:35:33 PM - Retrieving SportsSchedule.
    2:35:33 PM - Processing SportsSchedule.
    2:35:33 PM - Retrieving SportsSchedule.enc.
    2:35:36 PM - Extracting SportsSchedule.mxf.
    2:35:36 PM - Processing SportsSchedule.mxf.
    2:35:37 PM - Processing of SportsSchedule is complete.
    2:35:37 PM - Retrieving SportsV2.
    2:35:37 PM - Processing of SportsV2 is complete.
    2:35:37 PM - The SportsV2 package is already up to date.
    2:35:37 PM - Retrieving NetTV.
    2:35:37 PM - Processing of NetTV is complete.
    2:35:37 PM - The NetTV package is already up to date.
    2:35:37 PM - Retrieving MCESpotlight.
    2:35:38 PM - Processing of MCESpotlight is complete.
    2:35:38 PM - The MCESpotlight package is already up to date.
    2:35:38 PM - Retrieving MCEClientUX.
    2:35:38 PM - Processing of MCEClientUX is complete.
    2:35:38 PM - The MCEClientUX package is already up to date.
    2:35:38 PM - Retrieving Broadband.
    2:35:39 PM - Processing of Broadband is complete.
    2:35:39 PM - The Broadband package is already up to date.
    2:35:39 PM - Retrieving ClientUpdate.
    2:35:39 PM - Processing of ClientUpdate is complete.
    2:35:39 PM - The ClientUpdate package is already up to date.
    2:35:41 PM - Update successful.
    2:35:41 PM - Next update at 3/26/2010 9:07:08 PM.
     
  2. guthrie

    guthrie New Member

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    Ah - the answer is that I was managing the system using remote desktop, adn when you do that it rund WMC in a different mode, which does not support these services.

    Pretty weird and too bad!

    That means you need a physical connection to the machine to manage or use these items, cannot have a headless RDC machine. (or you could use VNC).
     

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