List of Microsoft Knowledge Base articles related to installing and using an Xbox 360 Media Center extender

I have posted a few items related to issues I've seen with Xbox 360 PC setup.  Ever since I did, I've gotten several customers asking other questions about configuring an Xbox 360 as a Windows Media Center extender that I have not known the answer to.

I asked a colleague for some advice yesterday and received back a list of official Microsoft knowledge base atricles that have been published about various Xbox 360 Media Center extender issues.  I hadn't realized that so many articles had been published, and I don't think they appear in some of the web searches that customers have been doing (based on some analysis I did on the referral statistics for my blog posts).  Therefore, I wanted to post a list of knowledge base articles here in the hopes of making them easier to discover via search engines for customers who need help configuring and using their Xbox 360s as Windows Media Center extenders in the future.

Most commonly used Media Center troubleshooting articles

Articles about Media Center Extender for Xbox 360 setup

Articles about using Media Center on Xbox 360

<update date="7/15/2006"> Added links to Windows Live OneCare help articles </update>


Comments (7)
  1. You should also list helpful links from I beta-tested this (and am using now only because it was free to us) and had lots of problems because it doesn’t implement the COM APIs used by programs (like the Extender setup) to register automatically with the XP/2K3 Firewall. The Windows Media Connect application’s configuration button doesn’t work for the same reason either.

  2. Hi Heath – Thank you for mentioning these OneCare issues.  I previously write a blog post based on your experiences and provided some links there.  That post is at  I’ve added the relevant knowledge base articles to this post as well.

  3. gannotti says:

    Thank you, thank you!! Ever since I posted my video on my blog showing my home setup that includes Xbox 360 integration with my Media Center I have been getting pinged about this. Thanks for the great resource!!

  4. Satisfy Me says:

    Over the weekend I talked about From the Expert Zone: Xbox 360 as a Media Center Extender.&amp;nbsp;A quick…

  5. Satisfy Me says:

    Over the weekend I talked about From the Expert Zone: Xbox 360 as a Media Center Extender. A quick visit

  6. This article serves as a central location for all links to troubleshooting documentation that has been

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