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Connecting To Homegroup While On A Domain Network


I have a domain at home, so the connection is a domain network. I have one win7 box running home premium, which is my media center pc. I'd like to join my domain members to this machine's homegroup, but am obviously having problems. I have full control of my domain, are there any settings that can be changed to allow myself to join the mc7 box's homegroup? I would like to view content (movies, recorded tv, etc).

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