"Configuration Error" occurs when you try to add a Windows Media Center extender
You may see the following error message when you try to add a Windows Media Extender on a Windows Vista Media Center computer:
An error was encounter while configuring your computer for use with this extender.
This problem can occur if one of the following is true:
- The Media Center certificate is corrupted.
- The Network List service is not running.
To resolve this issue, try the following solutions:
Solution 1: Remove the Media Center Extender certificate
To remove the Media Center Extender certificate, follow these steps:
Click Start, type mmc in the Start Search box and then press Enter. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password or click Continue.
- On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.
- Click Certificates, and then click Add.
- Select Computer account, and then click Next.
- Select Local computer, and then click Finish.
- Click OK.
- In the Navigation Pane under Console Root, expand Certificates, expand Personal, and then click Certificates.
- Right-click Microsoft Windows Media Center Extender Host, and then click Delete.
After you remove the certificate, uninstall the Extender and then restart Extender Setup.
Solution 2: Restart the Network List Service
To restart the Network List Service, follow these steps:
- Click Start, type services.msc in the Start Search box and then press Enter. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password or click Continue.
- In the list of services, verify that “Started” appears under Status and that “Automatic” appears under Startup Type for Network List Service.
- If you have to modify the settings for the service, double-click the service, make the adjustment and then click OK.
- Restart Extender Setup.
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