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Can't get Xbox 360 Media Center Extender to work

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  • I am using Windows 7 Ultimate x64.  This is a retail copy.  I had previously set up Windows Media Center and successfully set up my Xbox 360 as a Media Center Extender.

    After a long hiatus of using Windows Media Center, I went to watch a movie in my media library through my Xbox 360.  It would appear to initially connect and then show the Windows Media Center loading screen and say "Contacting..."  After about 30 seconds, it would display an error asking me to make sure my Windows Media Center PC is turned on (it is).  I ran the Windows Media Center network test in the Xbox 360 and it tested fine.

    I attempted to delete the Media Center Extender in WMC and set it up again, but it always fails with an error "An error was encountered while configuring your computer for use with this Extender" at the part where it says "Configuring your Extender".

    I looked in the Event Viewer under the Media Center section and found event ID 543:

    Log Name:      Media Center
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender
    Date:          3/3/2010 10:13:20 PM
    Event ID:      543
    Task Category: Configuration
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:     
    User:          WILL7\swsander
    Computer:      WILL7
    Description:
    Media Center Extender Setup failed to create the PnP device with ID: uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-00125AC6E86F (timed out after 120000ms).

    Error: Element not found.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender" Guid="{7B7838A3-6562-4269-BB7A-97B0D9593882}" />
        <EventID>543</EventID>
        <Version>0</Version>
        <Level>2</Level>
        <Task>4</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-03-04T03:13:20.805493500Z" />
        <EventRecordID>333</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="9408" ThreadID="9760" />
        <Channel>Media Center</Channel>
        <Computer>WILL7</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-2626302321-2836749625-3976135476-1001" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="ID">uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-00125AC6E86F</Data>
        <Data Name="Timeout">120000</Data>
        <Data Name="Error">-2147023728</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

    I also tried turning off the Windows firewall on the Windows Media Center PC, but this had no effect on the outcome.  I also tried deleting the Microsoft Windows Media Center Extender Host certificate and restarting the Network List Service, but these steps to did nothing to fix the issue.

    I am using the same computer with the same NIC with the same Ethernet cable with the same SOHO router (Linksys WRT54GL) with the same Xbox 360.  Any advice would be welcome at this point.
    Thursday, March 04, 2010 3:37 AM

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  • is this an upgrade or clean install? is Windows activated? try removing the
    extender inside Media Center and removing the PC configuration from the Xbox and
    reset the network parameters to defaults in the Xbox. are you running any third
    party AV or firewalls like Norton? Uninstall for now.


    Barb Bowman www.digitalmediaphile.com
    Thursday, March 04, 2010 10:19 AM
  • This may be a certificate issue similar to what I have encountered with my extenders in the past. Try this:
     

    Error Message:
    Configuration Error. An error was encountered while configuring your computer for use with this extender.Translation:
    According to Microsoft, you may encounter this error message when you attempt to connect your Windows Extender device (such as a Microsoft Xbox 360) to a computer that runs Windows Vista Premium or Vista Ultimate. The Extender lets you extend Vista’s Media Center capabilities to a TV. The error message means that your PC has a corrupt Media Center Extender certificate or that Vista is not running the Network List Service

    Solution:

    You can easily fix either of these problems. Microsoft suggests that you first remove the Media Center Extender certificate. If that doesn’t solve the problem, you can restart the Network List Service.

    Remove The Media Extender Certificate
    You can start the process by opening the Microsoft Management Console. To do this, click the Start button and then enter MMC into the Start Search box. Press the ENTER key on your keyboard and then click Continue. (A password prompt window may appear. If it does, you’ll need to enter your Administrator password.) Next, click File, Add/Remove Snap-In. When the Add Or Remove Snap-In window appears, click Certificates (which appears in the Snap-In column). Next, click Add. Click the Computer Account radio button, click Next, then click the Local Computer button. Click Finish. Click OK to close the Add Or Remove Snap-In window.

    Take a look at the Navigation Pane. Find Certificates under Console Root and then expand Certificates, Personal. Click Certificates and then right-click Microsoft Windows Media Center Extender Host. Select Delete.

    Now that you’ve finished removing the certificate, uninstall the Media Center Extender device. When you reinstall it, your computer will have a new, healthy Media Center Extender certificate and should work properly.

    This is where I [Jeffy] usually get the problem resolved. Continue below if still not working.


    If it doesn’t, proceed to Restart The Network List Service.


    Restart The Network List Service
    To restart the Network List Service, start by opening the Services window. To do this, click the Start button and then enter SERVICES.MSC into the Start Search box. Next, press the ENTER key on your keyboard and then click Continue. (A password prompt window may appear. If it does, you’ll need to enter your Administrator password.)

    Scroll to Network List Service. Make sure that Started appears in the Status column and that Automatic appears in the Startup Type column. If you changed any settings to match our description, click the OK button. Next, attempt to install the Media Center Extender device. You should be able to install the device without encountering an error message now.
    See Also:
    Microsoft (for more information, see: Support Article ID: 932342)

    Thursday, March 04, 2010 11:34 AM
  • This is a clean install and it is about four months old now.  It is a legitimate, retail copy of Windows 7 and it is properly activated.  I have already tried removing the Extender on both ends and retrying several times, but I have the same result.  I am running Eset NOD32 Antivirus 4, but it is just an anti-spyware and anti-virus product (their Internet Security product adds a firewall).  When I had a working Windows Media Center Extender environment, this software was present.  I attempted to turn off the Windows firewall, but this did not have an effect.  There are no other firewall products on my PC.  As far as JeffyD's suggestions, in my original post I had already pointed out that I tried that:  "I also tried deleting the Microsoft Windows Media Center Extender Host certificate and restarting the Network List Service, but these steps to did nothing to fix the issue."

    I will say that later that night I rebooted my computer and immediately after that I did not have a problem setting up my Xbox 360 as a Windows Media Center Extender.  I hadn't tried rebooting because I had just restarted the previous day.

    HOWEVER, while rebooting my PC two nights ago let me get the Windows Media Center Extender working on the Xbox 360 that night, I tried to watch something through Windows Media Center on my Xbox 360 last night and went right back to square one.  It says "Finding Windows Media Center PC" then "Downloading", then the screen blacks out and it shows the WMC logo and the text "Windows Media Center".  Under this it says "Contacting..." and has a series of dots that it scrolls through for what I would guess is about 30 seconds before I receive the error to check if my Windows Media Center PC is turned on (it is) and connected to the network (it is).  Another thing that is perplexing is if I run the "Test Windows Media Center" test in the Xbox 360's network settings area, it shows that I connect to both the network itself and my Windows Media Center PC just fine.
    Friday, March 05, 2010 1:11 PM
  • to rule out an issue with the router (is it running public license firmware?)
    can you connect the PC directly to the Xbox via Ethernet? If the issue is gone,
    then we would know where else to look. A google search using WRT54GL +"media
    center extender" seems to indicate others with issues.



    Barb Bowman www.digitalmediaphile.com
    Friday, March 05, 2010 4:26 PM
  • I will give it a shot, but please note that when this was in a working state I was using the same router.
    Friday, March 05, 2010 7:53 PM
  • I'm having this exact same problem. Cannot get it past the configure state and keep getting 543 in the event log.

    Note: When I try to uninstall from the WMC -> Tasks -> Settings -> Extender -> XBox 360(context menu) -> Uninstall it gives the following in the event log:

    Media Center Extender Uninstall was started for the Extender with ID: uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-00125ABE1FE2.
    Media Center Extender Setup failed to revert settings for the Extender with ID: uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-00125ABE1FE2.
    Media Center Extender Setup failed to unassociate the Extender with ID: uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-00125ABE1FE2.
    Media Center Extender 'uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-00125ABE1FE2' was uninstalled.

    But I still see the icon in the list for the XBox 360 afterwards. My Win7x64 is an upgraded Vistax64.

    Thanks for any ideas.

    Thursday, March 11, 2010 10:19 PM
  • remove the associated PC on the Xbox dashboard, reset networking on the
    dashboard to defaults. on the PC, uninstall any third party AV and firewall
    temporarily and reboot. then try to associate the extender again.


    Barb Bowman www.digitalmediaphile.com
    Friday, March 12, 2010 9:39 AM
  • I've got literally the same problem. Running Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit) on my laptop, up until a couple of days ago there were no problems using MCE through my 360.

    Yesterday I started to get persistent connection problems, so I uninstalled the extender on my laptop and un-linked the PC on the Xbox settings. Now, when I try to re-add the extender I get the following:

     

    1. 360 shows the setup key.
    2. Enter key into MC on my machine.
    3. "Configuring computer settings" and "Searching for your extender" complete.
    4. 360 shows "Downloading".
    "Configuration Error: An error was encountered while configuring your computer for use with this Extender".

    Event Log shows:
    "Media Center Extender Setup failed to create the PnP device with ID: uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-001DD813E499 (timed out after 120000ms)."

    - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    - <System>
      <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender" Guid="{7B7838A3-6562-4269-BB7A-97B0D9593882}" />
      <EventID>543</EventID>
      <Version>0</Version>
      <Level>2</Level>
      <Task>4</Task>
      <Opcode>0</Opcode>
      <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
      <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-05-02T13:28:40.397515700Z" />
      <EventRecordID>1916</EventRecordID>
      <Correlation />
      <Execution ProcessID="5908" ThreadID="5200" />
      <Channel>Media Center</Channel>
      <Computer>Icarus</Computer>
      <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-2826436541-1821794582-397162892-1000" />
      </System>
    - <EventData>
      <Data Name="ID">uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-001DD813E499</Data>
      <Data Name="Timeout">120000</Data>
      <Data Name="Error">-2147023728</Data>
      </EventData>
      </Event>

    I've tried following both of JeffyD's suggestions, neither of which work. Any ideas guys?

    Cheers,
    Jame

     

    Sunday, May 02, 2010 1:32 PM
  • what happens if you try a system restore to a day before you first had the
    issue?
     
    On Sun, 2 May 2010 13:32:49 +0000, jimmahnow wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >I've got literally the same problem. Running Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit) on my laptop, up until a couple of days ago there were no problems using MCE through my 360.
    >
    >Yesterday I started to get persistent connection problems, so I uninstalled the extender on my laptop and un-linked the PC on the Xbox settings. Now, when I try to re-add the extender I get the following:
    >
    > 1. 360 shows the setup key. 2. Enter key into MC on my machine. 3. "Configuring computer settings" and "Searching for your extender" complete. 4. 360 shows "Downloading". "Configuration Error: An error was encountered while configuring your computer for use with this Extender". Event Log shows: "Media Center Extender Setup failed to create the PnP device with ID: uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-001DD813E499 (timed out after 120000ms)." - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"> - <System> <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender" Guid="{7B7838A3-6562-4269-BB7A-97B0D9593882}" /> <EventID>543</EventID> <Version>0</Version> <Level>2</Level> <Task>4</Task> <Opcode>0</Opcode> <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords> <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-05-02T13:28:40.397515700Z" /> <EventRecordID>1916</EventRecordID> <Correlation /> <Execution ProcessID="5908" ThreadID="5200" /> <Channel>Media Center</Channel>
    ><Computer>Icarus</Computer> <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-2826436541-1821794582-397162892-1000" /> </System> - <EventData> <Data Name="ID">uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-001DD813E499</Data> <Data Name="Timeout">120000</Data> <Data Name="Error">-2147023728</Data> </EventData> </Event> I've tried following both of JeffyD's suggestions, neither of which work. Any ideas guys? Cheers, Jame
    >
    >
     

    Barb Bowman www.digitalmediaphile.com
    Monday, May 03, 2010 4:02 PM
  • Ok Im new to the post and I am having a similar problem a couple of weeks ago I had windows 7 pro working jsut fine w/ my 2 360's as extenders w/ no problems. I go to a class that gets me a free copy of win 7 ultimate 64bit I upgrade and now my computer gets BSOD when I start to stream any video.This is driving me nuts what did Ultimate change so much from pro that now my PC is crashing? Please any help would be greatly appreciatted.
    Wednesday, May 05, 2010 4:49 AM
  • probably the video driver was replaced during the upgrade. can you check to see
    if there are newer video drivers? can you post anything from the event log that
    relates to this?
     
    On Wed, 5 May 2010 04:49:27 +0000, kewljoe wrote:
     
    >Ok Im new to the post and I am having a similar problem a couple of weeks ago I had windows 7 pro working jsut fine w/ my 2 360's as extenders w/ no problems. I go to a class that gets me a free copy of win 7 ultimate 64bit I upgrade and now my computer gets BSOD when I start to stream any video.This is driving me nuts what did Ultimate change so much from pro that now my PC is crashing? Please any help would be greatly appreciatted.
     

    Barb Bowman www.digitalmediaphile.com
    Wednesday, May 05, 2010 6:31 PM
  • Thanks for that Barb there was an update for videos yesterday on windows update loaded them up and no more blue screen. Now the problem I am having is that it will not succesfully complete set up. the Xbox will display the numbers to set up on media center and then it will act as if its launching media center but it will exit saying cannot download game please try again and in the event log for media center it says it timed out so it cannot find it to configure it....
    probably the video driver was replaced during the upgrade. can you check to see
    if there are newer video drivers? can you post anything from the event log that
    relates to this?
     
    On Wed, 5 May 2010 04:49:27 +0000, kewljoe wrote:
     
    >Ok Im new to the post and I am having a similar problem a couple of weeks ago I had windows 7 pro working jsut fine w/ my 2 360's as extenders w/ no problems. I go to a class that gets me a free copy of win 7 ultimate 64bit I upgrade and now my computer gets BSOD when I start to stream any video.This is driving me nuts what did Ultimate change so much from pro that now my PC is crashing? Please any help would be greatly appreciatted.
     

    Barb Bowman www.digitalmediaphile.com
    Thursday, May 06, 2010 11:19 AM
  • go into the Xbox dashboard and remove the associated PC. then try again
     
    On Thu, 6 May 2010 11:19:48 +0000, kewljoe wrote:
     
    > Now the problem I am having is that it will not succesfully complete set up. the Xbox will display the numbers to set up on media center and then it will act as if its launching media center but it will exit saying cannot download game please try again and in the event log for media center it says it timed out so it cannot find it to configure it....
     

    Barb Bowman www.digitalmediaphile.com
    Thursday, May 06, 2010 3:11 PM
  • Done that like 8 times get the same message every time.....


    Thursday, May 06, 2010 7:37 PM
  • can you please go look at the event logs and copy and paste the complete error
    message into a reply?
     
    On Thu, 6 May 2010 19:37:05 +0000, kewljoe wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >Done that like 8 times get the same message every time.....
     

    Barb Bowman www.digitalmediaphile.com
    Thursday, May 06, 2010 8:50 PM
  • Log Name:      Media Center
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender
    Date:          5/6/2010 6:24:58 AM
    Event ID:      301
    Keywords:     
    User:          LOCAL SERVICE
    Computer:      kewljoe-PC
    Description:
    Cannot send Media Center Extender software to Extender 'uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-002248ABB5B4'.

    Error: The semaphore timeout period has expired.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender" Guid="{7B7838A3-6562-4269-BB7A-97B0D9593882}" />
        <EventID>301</EventID>
        <Version>0</Version>
        <Level>2</Level>
        <Task>3</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-05-06T11:24:58.315204300Z" />
        <EventRecordID>331</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="1660" ThreadID="780" />
        <Channel>Media Center</Channel>
        <Computer>kewljoe-PC</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="ID">uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-002248ABB5B4</Data>
        <Data Name="Error">-2147024775</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>
    Thursday, May 06, 2010 11:12 PM
  • to me, this looks like a network error of some kind. please look for an updated
    driver for your network card. do you see the 360 in the network map?
     
    On Thu, 6 May 2010 23:12:55 +0000, kewljoe wrote:
     
    >Log Name: Media Center Source: Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender Date: 5/6/2010 6:24:58 AM Event ID: 301 Keywords: User: LOCAL SERVICE Computer: kewljoe-PC Description: Cannot send Media Center Extender software to Extender 'uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-002248ABB5B4'. Error: The semaphore timeout period has expired. Event Xml: <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"> <System> <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender" Guid="{7B7838A3-6562-4269-BB7A-97B0D9593882}" /> <EventID>301</EventID> <Version>0</Version> <Level>2</Level> <Task>3</Task> <Opcode>0</Opcode> <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords> <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-05-06T11:24:58.315204300Z" /> <EventRecordID>331</EventRecordID> <Correlation /> <Execution ProcessID="1660" ThreadID="780" /> <Channel>Media Center</Channel> <Computer>kewljoe-PC</Computer> <Security
    >UserID="S-1-5-19" /> </System> <EventData> <Data Name="ID">uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-002248ABB5B4</Data> <Data Name="Error">-2147024775</Data> </EventData> </Event>
     

    Barb Bowman www.digitalmediaphile.com
    Friday, May 07, 2010 10:07 AM
  • Yes I can see it, I can log on to xbox live and and play online, watch netflix movies, it even shows up on my network map and I can stream from the video dashboard if I go to my pc and search for videos that are shared so its not connection.
    Friday, May 07, 2010 11:55 AM
  • can you double check that remote desktop is enabled in the firewall?
     
    On Fri, 7 May 2010 11:55:00 +0000, kewljoe wrote:
     
    >Yes I can see it, I can log on to xbox live and and play online, watch netflix movies, it even shows up on my network map and I can stream from the video dashboard if I go to my pc and search for videos that are shared so its not connection.
     

    Barb Bowman www.digitalmediaphile.com
    Friday, May 07, 2010 1:03 PM
  • yup it is enabled.
    Saturday, May 08, 2010 2:43 AM
  • I believe you originally said you had 2 Xbox 360's? are both of these affected?
    can you disconnect 1 of the 2 and power it down so that you can try with just
    one connected? even if just one is impacted, please power down the one that
    might be working.
     
    On Sat, 8 May 2010 02:43:58 +0000, kewljoe wrote:
     
    >yup it is enabled.
     

    Barb Bowman www.digitalmediaphile.com
    Saturday, May 08, 2010 9:54 AM
  • last night I gave up, I needed to rearrange my partitions anyways so I formated and started from scratch, everything works well now....
    Saturday, May 08, 2010 1:02 PM
  • I have been going mad the last 2 days trying to connect my xbox360 to my windows7 (64bit) system. Whenever I try to configure the xbox it'll set everything up and on the very last step that says "connecting to your extender" it'll time out and say "Extender Connection Failed" and on the xbox it'll say "Connection Failure". Now the weird thing is on my xbox, in the system settings, there are two test options, one to test a pc connection and one to test a media center connection. The xbox has no problem connecting to my PC but has not once connected when I tested the media center connection.

    System: Asus U35JC w/ Windows 7(x64) Premium

    Xbox is connected to a Netgear rangemax N-router by ethernet and my laptop is connected wirelessly. Also, when I connected my laptop directly to the xbox using ethernet, it still didn't connect. It still went through the entire configuration list and timed out eventually on the "Connecting to your extender" step.

    I only have Windows Firewall and Microsoft Security Essentials and have manually changed the settings to allow the media center through. Also, on my PC media center, whenever I try to do a Network Performance Tuner with the xbox, it does not connect either.

    If anyone can help me out, I'd really appreciate it.

    Monday, December 06, 2010 5:08 AM
  • is your wireless network encrypted and set to Home or Work?
     
    On Mon, 6 Dec 2010 05:08:14 +0000, aws954 wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >I have been going mad the last 2 days trying to connect my xbox360 to my windows7 (64bit) system. Whenever I try to configure the xbox it'll set everything up and on the very last step that says "connecting to your extender" it'll time out and say "Extender Connection Failed" and on the xbox it'll say "Connection Failure". Now the weird thing is on my xbox, in the system settings, there are two test options, one to test a pc connection and one to test a media center connection. The xbox has no problem connecting to my PC but has not once connected when I tested the media center connection.
    >
    >System: Asus U35JC w/ Windows 7(x64) Premium
    >
    >Xbox is connected to a Netgear rangemax N-router by ethernet and my laptop is connected wirelessly. Also, when I connected my laptop directly to the xbox using ethernet, it still didn't connect. It still went through the entire configuration list and timed out eventually on the "Connecting to your extender" step.
    >
    >I only have Windows Firewall and Microsoft Security Essentials and have manually changed the settings to allow the media center through. Also, on my PC media center, whenever I try to do a Network Performance Tuner with the xbox, it does not connect either.
    >
    >If anyone can help me out, I'd really appreciate it.
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Tuesday, December 07, 2010 10:33 AM
  • It is encrypted and set to home network but I was still unable to connect when I connected the computer directly to the xbox by ethernet cable, taking the wireless card and router out of the network. It downloads the driver successfully on the PC and configures the xbox but on the last step, which is "Connecting the Extender" it always times out and gives me a connection failure/error on both systems. Even after the connection failure, I can see the xbox extender in my media center extenders list but when I try to do anything that connects the two systems, such as a network performance tuner test, it always gives me the same connection error.

    Tuesday, December 07, 2010 6:41 PM
  • what shows in event viewer for error messages and error numbers?
     
    On Tue, 7 Dec 2010 18:41:56 +0000, aws954 wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >It is encrypted and set to home network but I was still unable to connect when I connected the computer directly to the xbox by ethernet cable, taking the wireless card and router out of the network. It downloads the driver successfully on the PC and configures the xbox but on the last step, which is "Connecting the Extender" it always times out and gives me a connection failure/error on both systems. Even after the connection failure, I can see the xbox extender in my media center extenders list but when I try to do anything that connects the two systems, such as a network performance tuner test, it always gives me the same connection error.
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Wednesday, December 08, 2010 10:44 AM
  • Event ID 301. "Cannot send Media Center Extender software to Extender". Any ideas?
    Thursday, December 09, 2010 6:05 AM
  • on the netgear router, uncheck and Qos and WMM settings and reboot the router.
    go into the dashboard on the Xbox and re verify that there is no associated
    computer, and if there is, remove it. make sure you have the latest dashboard
    update and can connect to X box Live.
     
    On the PC, make sure there are no installed extenders. remove if present.
    disable any third party startup programs. reboot
     
    now try to add the extender from the Media Center interface.
     
    if this fails, please paste the entire event log in as a reply from this time
    period.
     
     
    On Thu, 9 Dec 2010 06:05:18 +0000, aws954 wrote:
     
    >Event ID 301. "Cannot send Media Center Extender software to Extender". Any ideas?
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Thursday, December 09, 2010 10:47 AM
  • Log Name:      Media Center
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender
    Date:          12/10/2010 9:51:55 PM
    Event ID:      592
    Task Category: Configuration
    Level:         Warning
    Keywords:     
    User:          Eric-PC\Eric
    Computer:      Eric-PC
    Description:
    Your Media Center Extender was set up successfully, but failed to connect (timed out after 180000ms).
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender" Guid="{7B7838A3-6562-4269-BB7A-97B0D9593882}" />
        <EventID>592</EventID>
        <Version>0</Version>
        <Level>3</Level>
        <Task>4</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-12-11T02:51:55.176149000Z" />
        <EventRecordID>428</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="16004" ThreadID="15676" />
        <Channel>Media Center</Channel>
        <Computer>Eric-PC</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-3026407376-1936420717-4019103078-1001" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="Timeout">180000</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

    Log Name:      Media Center
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender
    Date:          12/10/2010 9:48:54 PM
    Event ID:      506
    Task Category: Configuration
    Level:         Information
    Keywords:     
    User:          Eric-PC\Eric
    Computer:      Eric-PC
    Description:
    Media Center Extender account Mcx1-ERIC-PC has been created for the Extender with ID: uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-001DD847D7F4.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender" Guid="{7B7838A3-6562-4269-BB7A-97B0D9593882}" />
        <EventID>506</EventID>
        <Version>0</Version>
        <Level>4</Level>
        <Task>4</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-12-11T02:48:54.615896200Z" />
        <EventRecordID>427</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="16004" ThreadID="9024" />
        <Channel>Media Center</Channel>
        <Computer>Eric-PC</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-3026407376-1936420717-4019103078-1001" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="User">Mcx1-ERIC-PC</Data>
        <Data Name="ID">uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-001DD847D7F4</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

    Log Name:      Media Center
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender
    Date:          12/10/2010 9:48:49 PM
    Event ID:      500
    Task Category: Configuration
    Level:         Information
    Keywords:     
    User:          Eric-PC\Eric
    Computer:      Eric-PC
    Description:
    Media Center Extender Xbox 360 Media Center Extender 'uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-001DD847D7F4' discovered at address 192.168.1.2.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender" Guid="{7B7838A3-6562-4269-BB7A-97B0D9593882}" />
        <EventID>500</EventID>
        <Version>0</Version>
        <Level>4</Level>
        <Task>4</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-12-11T02:48:49.155888500Z" />
        <EventRecordID>426</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="16004" ThreadID="9024" />
        <Channel>Media Center</Channel>
        <Computer>Eric-PC</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-3026407376-1936420717-4019103078-1001" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="DeviceName">Xbox 360 Media Center Extender</Data>
        <Data Name="ID">uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-001DD847D7F4</Data>
        <Data Name="Address">192.168.1.2</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

    Log Name:      Media Center
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender
    Date:          12/10/2010 9:48:36 PM
    Event ID:      573
    Task Category: Configuration
    Level:         Information
    Keywords:     
    User:          Eric-PC\Eric
    Computer:      Eric-PC
    Description:
    Media Center Extender found:

    ID: uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-001DD847D7F4
    IP Address: 192.168.1.2
    Interface GUID: {d8f53a92-8e85-4d1e-bde0-ba30d9b14449}
    NHED type: X02
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender" Guid="{7B7838A3-6562-4269-BB7A-97B0D9593882}" />
        <EventID>573</EventID>
        <Version>0</Version>
        <Level>4</Level>
        <Task>4</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-12-11T02:48:36.095870300Z" />
        <EventRecordID>425</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="16004" ThreadID="15608" />
        <Channel>Media Center</Channel>
        <Computer>Eric-PC</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-3026407376-1936420717-4019103078-1001" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="ID">uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-001DD847D7F4</Data>
        <Data Name="Address">192.168.1.2</Data>
        <Data Name="GUID">{d8f53a92-8e85-4d1e-bde0-ba30d9b14449}</Data>
        <Data Name="NhedType">X02</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

    Log Name:      Media Center
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender
    Date:          12/10/2010 9:48:35 PM
    Event ID:      581
    Task Category: Configuration
    Level:         Information
    Keywords:     
    User:          Eric-PC\Eric
    Computer:      Eric-PC
    Description:
    Media Center Extender Setup has determined that the Windows Firewall is enabled in the Home profile.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender" Guid="{7B7838A3-6562-4269-BB7A-97B0D9593882}" />
        <EventID>581</EventID>
        <Version>0</Version>
        <Level>4</Level>
        <Task>4</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-12-11T02:48:35.555869500Z" />
        <EventRecordID>424</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="16004" ThreadID="14828" />
        <Channel>Media Center</Channel>
        <Computer>Eric-PC</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-3026407376-1936420717-4019103078-1001" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

    Log Name:      Media Center
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender
    Date:          12/10/2010 9:48:35 PM
    Event ID:      575
    Task Category: Configuration
    Level:         Information
    Keywords:     
    User:          Eric-PC\Eric
    Computer:      Eric-PC
    Description:
    Media Center Extender Setup started with the following settings:

    Affiliation code: 159
    Username: Eric
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender" Guid="{7B7838A3-6562-4269-BB7A-97B0D9593882}" />
        <EventID>575</EventID>
        <Version>0</Version>
        <Level>4</Level>
        <Task>4</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-12-11T02:48:35.485869400Z" />
        <EventRecordID>423</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="16004" ThreadID="14828" />
        <Channel>Media Center</Channel>
        <Computer>Eric-PC</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-3026407376-1936420717-4019103078-1001" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="AffCode">159</Data>
        <Data Name="User">Eric</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

    Saturday, December 11, 2010 2:55 AM
  • No matter what I do, I keep gettting a "Connection Failure" message. Even when I connect the laptop directly to the Xbox by an ethernet cable, it still gives me a "Connection Failure" message.

    Saturday, December 11, 2010 3:40 AM
  • Error 592 sounds like something is intercepting the connection attempt.
    Fingerprint software is known to do this, as well as any alternative logon
    software.
     
    Asus may have some proprietary login software (facial recognition? fingerprint?)
    on the computer. I started looking around and found this thread
     
     
     
    On Sat, 11 Dec 2010 03:40:28 +0000, aws954 wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >No matter what I do, I keep gettting a "Connection Failure" message. Even when I connect the laptop directly to the Xbox by an ethernet cable, it still gives me a "Connection Failure" message.
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Saturday, December 11, 2010 10:20 AM
  • Thank you soo much. It turns out that with Asus systems, you need to remove the facial recognition software and the Asus Data Security Manager. After I uninstalled, it worked like a charm. Thanks again!!
    Sunday, December 12, 2010 11:33 PM
  • glad this resolved the issue for you.
     
    On Sun, 12 Dec 2010 23:33:18 +0000, aws954 wrote:
     
    >Thank you soo much. It turns out that with Asus systems, you need to remove the facial recognition software and the Asus Data Security Manager. After I uninstalled, it worked like a charm. Thanks again!!
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Monday, December 13, 2010 11:02 AM
  • for others having this issue; i was able to resolve it by bypassing an old 3com switch that i had between my router and xbox .

     

    • Proposed as answer by hellbus Monday, March 07, 2011 2:46 AM
    Monday, March 07, 2011 12:00 AM
  • The night before last, I hooked up my PC to the Xbox 360 and was able to play music from my PC via the Xbox 360.  Yesterday morning, however, I was locked out of my music collection and couldn't access the files & folders in my music collection.

    The folks at MS need to rehash the file access rights!  Needless to say, I won't be networking to the 360 again.  I ended up reinstalling the OS from the restore partition and started over.

    Monday, June 20, 2011 3:49 PM
  • I am having a similar issue. I am running a genuine Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and XBox 360s 250GB with wired ethernet. I am able to connect the media center to the xbox and enter the interface for about 30 seconds then it becomes unresponsive. I am able to go back to the dashboard, which means the xbox is not locking up. Or if I just wait I get a "Connection Error" and it asks if I want to reconnect or cancel. I can reconnect but the same thing happens again. I have un-linked the two, deleted the certificate, restarted, updated, with no luck. In "Tune network" I get excellent connection (full bars) with it being off the chart.  

    I am able to connect to the xbox with my Windows 7 Home Premium no problem and can view videos, pictures, and listen to music. 

    Please Help

    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1:58 AM
  • what network card and what router? have you tried setting to 100mb full duplex
    on the computer?
     
    On Wed, 24 Aug 2011 01:58:30 +0000, mjwedeking wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >I am having a similar issue. I am running a genuine Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and XBox 360s 250GB with wired ethernet. I am able to connect the media center to the xbox and enter the interface for about 30 seconds then it becomes unresponsive. I am able to go back to the dashboard, which means the xbox is not locking up. Or if I just wait I get a "Connection Error" and it asks if I want to reconnect or cancel. I can reconnect but the same thing happens again. I have un-linked the two, deleted the certificate, restarted, updated, with no luck. In "Tune network" I get excellent connection (full bars) with it being off the chart.  
    >
    >I am able to connect to the xbox with my Windows 7 Home Premium no problem and can view videos, pictures, and listen to music. 
    >
    >Please Help
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 7:53 PM
  • For those still getting the message "An error was encountered while configuring your computer for use with this Extender"; please check whether you have Trusteer Rapport installed. This problem was driving me nuts for almost a year until I stumbled across a mention of a conflict with the security software Rapport. I uninstalled Rapport and the Media Center Extender configured without any problems.
    Monday, January 23, 2012 9:32 AM
  • Scott W Sander - I love you.

    2 hours of my life and 50 attempts later, you have saved me.  Thank you.

    Friday, February 03, 2012 12:51 PM
  • What did I do to solve your issue, UBERFurious?  What was the solution that worked for you?  I don't believe I had posted a solution of any kind.

    Just an update on my situation.  I never got WMC working, though I stopped trying shortly after messing with the first few things mentioned in this thread.  I haven't even attempted to use WMC for almost two years now.

    I did/do not have any sort of alternative login software like a fingerprint reader of face recognition software or Truster Rapport installed.  I deleted the WMC/WMC Extender setup on both the PC and Xbox tons of times, which never solved this issue.  I have no idea what was causing it.

    One thing I want to mention to anyone that runs into this problem and finds this thread: several posts in here state to try to connect the Xbox 360 directly to the WMC PC to see if it works (thereby eliminating other switches, routers, or wireless as contributors to the issue).  Please note that you can't just use any Ethernet cable for this.  You need to use a "crossover cable".  You can either buy or make one, or buy a crossover adapter that you plug into a regular Ethernet cable.  If you do not use a crossover cable, it definitely won't work because the two hosts (the PC and the Xbox) won't be able to communicate with one another.  Kind of an important tidbit when this is a recommended troubleshooting step.

    Friday, February 03, 2012 1:24 PM
  • Scott: I suggest that you ask for help at the Windows Entertainment and Connected Home forums, there are some Windows Media Center experts there:

    http://experts.windows.com/frms/windows_entertainment_and_connected_home/f/114.aspx


    Tim De Baets
    http://www.bm-productions.tk

    Wednesday, February 08, 2012 3:58 PM
  • I believe that the Xbox 360 is auto-MDIX so any Ethernet cable should work.
     
    On Fri, 3 Feb 2012 13:24:22 +0000, Scott W. Sander wrote:
     
    >You can either buy or make one, or buy a crossover adapter that you plug into a regular Ethernet cable.  If you do not use a crossover cable, it definitely won't work because the two hosts (the PC and the Xbox) won't be able to communicate with one another.  Kind of an important tidbit when this is a recommended troubleshooting step.
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Thursday, February 09, 2012 10:05 AM
  • Barb, you are right.  From the quick research I've done, I see that the Xbox 360's NIC does auto-MDIX.  I assumed that it didn't (the original Xbox didn't), but it seems they added it for the 360 to make linking systems directly to one onother easier by not requiring a crossover cable, which of course the average person would not have.

    I'm in IT, so I am hardcoded for things like "host-to-host connections require a crossover cable".  Forgive my error.

    Friday, February 10, 2012 5:40 AM
  • Thanks Cmax Trusteer Rapport unistalled xbox conected.
    Monday, February 20, 2012 1:59 AM
  • Hi,

    I'm also having problems configuring my Xbox as extender in WMC.

    I get the following error messages (533 and 534), I already disabled my firewall but that is not solving anything.

    Thanks in advance for your replies.

    Bart

    Logboeknaam:   Media Center
    Bron:          Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender
    Datum:         3-3-2012 17:19:03
    Gebeurtenis-id:533
    Taakcategorie: Configuratie
    Niveau:        Fout
    Trefwoorden:  
    Gebruiker:     Appelhegge55\Bart
    Computer:      Appelhegge55
    Beschrijving:
    Setup van Media Center Extender kan het Windows Media Center Extender-computercertificaat niet maken of ophalen.

    Fout: Toegang geweigerd.
    Gebeurtenis-XML:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender" Guid="{7B7838A3-6562-4269-BB7A-97B0D9593882}" />
        <EventID>533</EventID>
        <Version>0</Version>
        <Level>2</Level>
        <Task>4</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-03-03T16:19:03.684209000Z" />
        <EventRecordID>232</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="4204" ThreadID="4644" />
        <Channel>Media Center</Channel>
        <Computer>Appelhegge55</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-3763375410-778857846-871944720-1001" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="Error">-2147024891</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

    ------

    Logboeknaam:   Media Center
    Bron:          Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender
    Datum:         3-3-2012 17:19:03
    Gebeurtenis-id:534
    Taakcategorie: Configuratie
    Niveau:        Fout
    Trefwoorden:  
    Gebruiker:     Appelhegge55\Bart
    Computer:      Appelhegge55
    Beschrijving:
    Setup van Media Center Extender kan Terminal Services voor Extender niet configureren.

    Fout: Toegang geweigerd.
    Gebeurtenis-XML:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender" Guid="{7B7838A3-6562-4269-BB7A-97B0D9593882}" />
        <EventID>534</EventID>
        <Version>0</Version>
        <Level>2</Level>
        <Task>4</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-03-03T16:19:03.684209000Z" />
        <EventRecordID>233</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="4204" ThreadID="4644" />
        <Channel>Media Center</Channel>
        <Computer>Appelhegge55</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-3763375410-778857846-871944720-1001" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="Error">-2147024891</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

    Saturday, March 03, 2012 4:26 PM
  • windows firewall needs to be ON.
     
    On Sat, 3 Mar 2012 16:26:52 +0000, Aalbeek wrote:
     
    >I get the following error messages (533 and 534), I already disabled my firewall but that is not solving anything.
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Saturday, March 03, 2012 4:53 PM
  • Also with firewall turned on I get the same error message.

    Any ideas?

    Sunday, March 11, 2012 11:29 AM
  • I want to double check that you do not have Trusteeer Rapport software
    installed, or fingerprint reader software, or possibly an ASUS board with facial
    recognition software.
     
    On Sun, 11 Mar 2012 11:29:54 +0000, Aalbeek wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >Also with firewall turned on I get the same error message.
    >
    >Any ideas?
    >
    >
    >
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Sunday, March 11, 2012 1:03 PM
  • Barb, thanks for your reply.

    I am not using any software you have mentioned, nor am I using facial recognition.

    I appreciate your help.

    Monday, March 12, 2012 8:11 PM
  • take a look at
     
    On Mon, 12 Mar 2012 20:11:33 +0000, Aalbeek wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >Barb, thanks for your reply.
    >
    >I am not using any software you have mentioned, nor am I using facial recognition.
    >
    >I appreciate your help.
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 9:14 AM
  • The last step in the link you mention seems to have something to do with it.

    If I start up Microsoft Management Console I do NOT find any certificate under personal certificates.

    If I start up Services.msc I do find the Media Center Extender Service, but it is not running and the start up type is set at manual.
    When I override the setting, it is accepted. However when I launch Media Center and try the connect to Extender the setting are put back (to manual and not running) somehow.

    In the event log I got the message that access is denied.

    Any ideas???

    Thanks.

    Bart

    Friday, March 16, 2012 7:58 AM
  • not, please paste the entire error log from event viewer into your reply.
     
    are you joined to a domain?
     
    On Fri, 16 Mar 2012 07:58:57 +0000, Aalbeek wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >The last step in the link you mention seems to have something to do with it.
    >
    >If I start up Microsoft Management Console I do NOT find any certificate under personal certificates.
    >
    >If I start up Services.msc I do find the Media Center Extender Service, but it is not running and the start up type is set at manual.
    >When I override the setting, it is accepted. However when I launch Media Center and try the connect to Extender the setting are put back (to manual and not running) somehow.
    >
    >In the event log I got the message that access is denied.
    >
    >Any ideas???
    >
    >Thanks.
    >
    >Bart
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Saturday, March 17, 2012 8:19 AM
  • Unfortunately it does not help.
    I am not joined to a domain.

    Again I get the same two errors (533 and 534).

    I copied all the information from the event log below, is this enough information?

    thanks

    ---

    Logboeknaam:   Media Center
    Bron:          Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender
    Datum:         17-3-2012 16:22:09
    Gebeurtenis-id:533
    Taakcategorie: Configuratie
    Niveau:        Fout
    Trefwoorden:  
    Gebruiker:     Appelhegge55\Bart
    Computer:      Appelhegge55
    Beschrijving:
    Setup van Media Center Extender kan het Windows Media Center Extender-computercertificaat niet maken of ophalen.

    Fout: Toegang geweigerd.
    Gebeurtenis-XML:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender" Guid="{7B7838A3-6562-4269-BB7A-97B0D9593882}" />
        <EventID>533</EventID>
        <Version>0</Version>
        <Level>2</Level>
        <Task>4</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-03-17T15:22:09.588654900Z" />
        <EventRecordID>265</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="4360" ThreadID="692" />
        <Channel>Media Center</Channel>
        <Computer>Appelhegge55</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-3763375410-778857846-871944720-1001" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="Error">-2147024891</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

    ---

    Logboeknaam:   Media Center
    Bron:          Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender
    Datum:         17-3-2012 16:22:09
    Gebeurtenis-id:534
    Taakcategorie: Configuratie
    Niveau:        Fout
    Trefwoorden:  
    Gebruiker:     Appelhegge55\Bart
    Computer:      Appelhegge55
    Beschrijving:
    Setup van Media Center Extender kan Terminal Services voor Extender niet configureren.

    Fout: Toegang geweigerd.
    Gebeurtenis-XML:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender" Guid="{7B7838A3-6562-4269-BB7A-97B0D9593882}" />
        <EventID>534</EventID>
        <Version>0</Version>
        <Level>2</Level>
        <Task>4</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-03-17T15:22:09.588654900Z" />
        <EventRecordID>266</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="4360" ThreadID="692" />
        <Channel>Media Center</Channel>
        <Computer>Appelhegge55</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-3763375410-778857846-871944720-1001" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="Error">-2147024891</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

    ---

    Saturday, March 17, 2012 3:29 PM
  • is remote desktop turned on?
     
    I would suggest creating a new user with admin privileges and logging off
    existing user and onto new account and trying from that new account.
     
    On Sat, 17 Mar 2012 15:29:15 +0000, Aalbeek wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >Unfortunately it does not help.
    >I am not joined to a domain.
    >
    >Again I get the same two errors (533 and 534).
    >
    >I copied all the information from the event log below, is this enough information?
    >
    >thanks
    >
    >---
    >
    >Logboeknaam:   Media Center
    >Bron:          Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender
    >Datum:         17-3-2012 16:22:09
    >Gebeurtenis-id:533
    >Taakcategorie: Configuratie
    >Niveau:        Fout
    >Trefwoorden:  
    >Gebruiker:     Appelhegge55\Bart
    >Computer:      Appelhegge55
    >Beschrijving:
    >Setup van Media Center Extender kan het Windows Media Center Extender-computercertificaat niet maken of ophalen.
    >
    >Fout: Toegang geweigerd.
    >Gebeurtenis-XML:
    >  <System>
    >    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender" Guid="{7B7838A3-6562-4269-BB7A-97B0D9593882}" />
    >    <EventID>533</EventID>
    >    <Version>0</Version>
    >    <Level>2</Level>
    >    <Task>4</Task>
    >    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    >    <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
    >    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-03-17T15:22:09.588654900Z" />
    >    <EventRecordID>265</EventRecordID>
    >    <Correlation />
    >    <Execution ProcessID="4360" ThreadID="692" />
    >    <Channel>Media Center</Channel>
    >    <Computer>Appelhegge55</Computer>
    >    <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-3763375410-778857846-871944720-1001" />
    >  </System>
    >  <EventData>
    >    <Data Name="Error">-2147024891</Data>
    >  </EventData>
    ></Event>
    >
    >---
    >
    >Logboeknaam:   Media Center
    >Bron:          Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender
    >Datum:         17-3-2012 16:22:09
    >Gebeurtenis-id:534
    >Taakcategorie: Configuratie
    >Niveau:        Fout
    >Trefwoorden:  
    >Gebruiker:     Appelhegge55\Bart
    >Computer:      Appelhegge55
    >Beschrijving:
    >Setup van Media Center Extender kan Terminal Services voor Extender niet configureren.
    >
    >Fout: Toegang geweigerd.
    >Gebeurtenis-XML:
    >  <System>
    >    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender" Guid="{7B7838A3-6562-4269-BB7A-97B0D9593882}" />
    >    <EventID>534</EventID>
    >    <Version>0</Version>
    >    <Level>2</Level>
    >    <Task>4</Task>
    >    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    >    <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
    >    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-03-17T15:22:09.588654900Z" />
    >    <EventRecordID>266</EventRecordID>
    >    <Correlation />
    >    <Execution ProcessID="4360" ThreadID="692" />
    >    <Channel>Media Center</Channel>
    >    <Computer>Appelhegge55</Computer>
    >    <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-3763375410-778857846-871944720-1001" />
    >  </System>
    >  <EventData>
    >    <Data Name="Error">-2147024891</Data>
    >  </EventData>
    ></Event>
    >
    >---
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Sunday, March 18, 2012 10:54 AM
  • remote desktop is disabled.

    The idea with a new admin account is not working, after log off and log on with new admin account I get the same errors once again.

    Bart

    Sunday, March 18, 2012 5:17 PM
  • please turn on remote desktop and allow connections "from any..."
    reboot and try again.
     
    On Sun, 18 Mar 2012 17:17:34 +0000, Aalbeek wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >remote desktop is disabled.
    >
    >The idea with a new admin account is not working, after log off and log on with new admin account I get the same errors once again.
    >
    >Bart
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Monday, March 19, 2012 10:03 AM
  • thanks again Barb.

    Unfortunately switching remote desktop on and allowing any connections is not changing anything.

    Still get the access denied error.
    Somehow it seems that I am not allowed to create the certificate and configure terminal services, for both actions I get the access denied error.

    Bart

    Monday, March 19, 2012 7:56 PM
  • I'm out of ideas. The one thing left to try is to connect the XBox directly to
    the computer, bypassing any network transit. Can you try that and see if you get
    the same errors in the event log?
     
     
     
    On Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:56:33 +0000, Aalbeek wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >thanks again Barb.
    >
    >Unfortunately switching remote desktop on and allowing any connections is not changing anything.
    >
    >Still get the access denied error.
    >Somehow it seems that I am not allowed to create the certificate and configure terminal services, for both actions I get the access denied error.
    >
    >Bart
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 9:20 AM
  • Scott,

    Did you ever solve your issue with Media Center Extender?  I am getting an identical error message and appear to have tried all the same trouble shooting you had but to no avail.  If you have solved it please e-mail me at vsroeh@hotmail.com.  

    Thanks, VSR

    Sunday, March 25, 2012 4:18 AM
  • I GOT IT!I opened Start Menu -> Run.. -> services.msc. I right clicked the Media Center Extender Service and tried starting it... no luck. I right clicked again and hit Properties -> Dependencies. I saw there are four depdendencies, one of which is Remote Desktop Services, so I right-clicked and hit Start and got another error. I tried setting the Log On tab to Local System and Local Service, but what worked was choosing Network Service and blanking out the password and restarting the service. Then I was was able to start the Media Center Extender Service and add my XBox!
    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 7:46 AM
  • are you joined to a domain?

    I am troubleshooting this issue, and came across this comment. My PC is on a domain, and I am getting the semaphore timeouts in the WEL.

    Is a domain connected PC unsupported for Xbox Media Center Extender config?


    Mat Mirabito [MCITP, MCSE]

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 1:39 PM
  • could be a policy blocking this - take a look at
     
    On Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:39:57 +0000, Mat Mirabito wrote:
     
    >I am troubleshooting this issue, and came across this comment. My PC is on a domain, and I am getting the semaphore timeouts in the WEL.
    >
    >Is a domain connected PC unsupported for Xbox Media Center Extender config?
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 10:46 AM
  • thanks again Barb.

    Unfortunately switching remote desktop on and allowing any connections is not changing anything.

    Still get the access denied error.
    Somehow it seems that I am not allowed to create the certificate and configure terminal services, for both actions I get the access denied error.

    Bart

    Did you ever get the problem solved regarding event id: 533 & 534?

    Would really appreciate a reply

    Allen

    Monday, December 03, 2012 6:57 PM
  • I am having the same problem and I have looked through the comments on this thread and tried somethings and nothing seems to work for me. 

    I have a windows 7 installed on an AMD FX(tm)-8120 desktop. Its a 64 bit operating System. I have literally wasted the 4 hours trying to get the windows media center to sync up with my Xbox 360 but it has failed every time I tried. It was able to connect to my pc but the unable to connect to my media center

    When I try connecting from my desktop to my Xbox's media center, that works quite well but my Xbox always fails to connect with my desktop's media center. Sometimes, it seems like its about the connect and midway through that it fails, telling me to make sure my desktop is on the network and restart my XBox (or something along those lines). 

    My Windows 7 is not activated, I don't know if that might be a problem.

    Monday, January 07, 2013 3:16 AM
  • As I remember, activation is required.
     
    On Mon, 7 Jan 2013 03:16:28 +0000, Dodo_Manni wrote:
     
    >My Windows 7 is not activated, I don't know if that might be a problem.
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Monday, January 07, 2013 9:50 AM
  • Help please, I've read over thread and have tried what others have suggested but nothing sticks. I can sometimes successfully add the extender but as soon as I turn off the xbox and try to connect again to media center I receive a message that I cannot connect and need to add extender. I've uninstalled and reinstalled half a dozen times now.

    I'm running Windows 7 64 bit with a wired connection to an Asus RT-N56U router with a wired connection to an XBOX 360 250GB slim. I've checked and both the firewalls in windows and the router see the xbox and allow for extenders to pass through and still the connection wont hold and I've even turned off the firewall to both devices and still the connection wont hold. Currently I have media extender uninstalled on both the computer and xbox and when I tried to add it I get the error message "Cannot setup extender: Setup failed because your extender is unable to communicate with this computer..."

    Where am I going wrong?


    Monday, January 14, 2013 8:05 PM
  • sounds like you need to reserve IPs on your router so that the IPs do not
    change.
     
    On Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:05:33 +0000, notmankin wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >Help please, I've read over thread and have tried what others have suggested but nothing sticks. I can sometimes successfully add the extender but as soon as I turn off the xbox and try to connect again to media center I receive a message that I cannot connect and need to add extender. I've uninstalled and reinstalled half a dozen times now.
    >
    >I'm running Windows 7 64 bit with a wired connection to an Asus RT-N56U router with a wired connection to an XBOX 360 250GB slim. I've checked and both the firewalls in windows and the router see the xbox and allow for extenders to pass through and still the connection wont hold and I've even turned off the firewall to both devices and still the connection wont hold. Currently I have media extender uninstalled on both the computer and xbox and when I tried to add it I get the error message "Cannot setup extender: Setup failed because your extender is unable to communicate with this computer..."
    >
    >Where am I going wrong?
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 11:17 AM
  • For those still getting the message "An error was encountered while configuring your computer for use with this Extender"; please check whether you have Trusteer Rapport installed. This problem was driving me nuts for almost a year until I stumbled across a mention of a conflict with the security software Rapport. I uninstalled Rapport and the Media Center Extender configured without any problems.

    Thank you so much, I've been struggling with this for days and stumbled upon your reply and it worked like a charm, removed Trusteer from my PC and connected to the extender and WMC started up on my console with no hassel at all.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:18 AM
  • had the same issue, was working this morning fine, until my PC restarted then no luck. funny thing is tho, iv been getting the same contacting error after 30seconds like normal, but for some reason it tried again then finally worked. really weird,
    Wednesday, August 07, 2013 2:53 PM
  • Thanks Cmax. After 5 hours of trying everything I could find to solve the problem online I uninstalled Trusteer Rapport and everything works perfectly.Its noteworthy that I had Trusteer installed on a previous Vista machine and I had no conflict.Perhaps because I already had the extender working prior to the Trusteer installation.
    Monday, January 27, 2014 2:13 AM
  • I had the same issue as many here.  As it turns out, when I switched out my router, my Media Center PC changed my network connection from "PRIVATE or HOME" to PUBLIC.  As a result, many apps were blocked.

    To resolve my issue, I changed my network connection properties back to "HOME NETWORK".  This allowed all media extender to once again work properly.

    Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:48 AM
  • This may be a certificate issue similar to what I have encountered with my extenders in the past. Try this:
     

    Error Message:
    Configuration Error. An error was encountered while configuring your computer for use with this extender.Translation:
    According to Microsoft, you may encounter this error message when you attempt to connect your Windows Extender device (such as a Microsoft Xbox 360) to a computer that runs Windows Vista Premium or Vista Ultimate. The Extender lets you extend Vista’s Media Center capabilities to a TV. The error message means that your PC has a corrupt Media Center Extender certificate or that Vista is not running the Network List Service

    Solution:

    You can easily fix either of these problems. Microsoft suggests that you first remove the Media Center Extender certificate. If that doesn’t solve the problem, you can restart the Network List Service.

    Remove The Media Extender Certificate
    You can start the process by opening the Microsoft Management Console. To do this, click the Start button and then enter MMC into the Start Search box. Press the ENTER key on your keyboard and then click Continue. (A password prompt window may appear. If it does, you’ll need to enter your Administrator password.) Next, click File, Add/Remove Snap-In. When the Add Or Remove Snap-In window appears, click Certificates (which appears in the Snap-In column). Next, click Add. Click the Computer Account radio button, click Next, then click the Local Computer button. Click Finish. Click OK to close the Add Or Remove Snap-In window.

    Take a look at the Navigation Pane. Find Certificates under Console Root and then expand Certificates, Personal. Click Certificates and then right-click Microsoft Windows Media Center Extender Host. Select Delete.

    Now that you’ve finished removing the certificate, uninstall the Media Center Extender device. When you reinstall it, your computer will have a new, healthy Media Center Extender certificate and should work properly.

    This is where I [Jeffy] usually get the problem resolved. Continue below if still not working.


    If it doesn’t, proceed to Restart The Network List Service.


    Restart The Network List Service
    To restart the Network List Service, start by opening the Services window. To do this, click the Start button and then enter SERVICES.MSC into the Start Search box. Next, press the ENTER key on your keyboard and then click Continue. (A password prompt window may appear. If it does, you’ll need to enter your Administrator password.)

    Scroll to Network List Service. Make sure that Started appears in the Status column and that Automatic appears in the Startup Type column. If you changed any settings to match our description, click the OK button. Next, attempt to install the Media Center Extender device. You should be able to install the device without encountering an error message now.
    See Also:
    Microsoft (for more information, see: Support Article ID: 932342)

    Another thing to spot if you have an certificate that is failing, a yellow warning sign with the Xbox 360 that you have setup with windows media center
    Saturday, March 22, 2014 10:52 AM
  • Trusteer Rapport was the problem! As soon as I removed it... it fixed the issue! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    Saturday, August 02, 2014 4:27 AM