Hi AndyD. No I don't think it is a networking issue. I only have problems with the Microsoft MCE driver, not Aaron's general framework.This is also looks like a windows networking issue. When using Netbios (aka Windows networking) / RPC you should always have a naked ethernet or network connection if you are testing
ehsched seems to be the culprit. If I kill this, but leave ehrecvr running, then the IR server starts up, no problems.OK, It looks like some other service/software is accessing the MCE IR device and not letting the IR Server access it. So we need to find out what that is and kill it.
The Microsoft MCE IR Server plugin does kill ehtray.exe, but it could be something else is using it. Maybe try manually terminating other MCE services and then trying the IR Server...
I don't have Windows MCE, but after just looking into the MediaPortal sources I see that MediaPortal stops these services as well: ehrecvr, ehsched