MED-V V2: Additional Guidance for Launching Startup Programs in MED-V V2

In many situations, there are times when you need to remediate an application using MED-V that requires one or more components to be resident at user logon/startup. These type of programs can certainly be remediated with MED-V. it is important to understand that while there are several ways of doing this in Windows, but not…

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How FTA’s (File Type Associations) Work in MED-V V2

One of the most major feedback items about MED-V V1 was the lack of FTA (file type association) linkage between host documents and guest applications. This changed in MED-V V2. Through the use of RDP-redirected folders and the RemoteApp-style of FTA configuration, you are able to take advantage of this so long as the applications…

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Updated List of Recommended Hotfixes for Windows 7 SP1 Computers Running MED-V V2.

In July 2011, we published a blog on recommended hotfixes for Windows 7 computers running MED-V v2 (Additional Recommended Updates for MED-V 2.0 that Address Application Issues) referenced here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/medv/archive/2011/07/20/additional-recommended-updates-for-med-v-2-0-that-address-application-issues.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0 Here is an updated list of post-Windows 7 Service Pack 1 hotfixes we recommend you install for use with MED-V that address RDP/RemoteApp/RAIL-related issues. In…

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MED-V V2: Problems with Drive Redirection when Smart Card Redirection is disabled

You may encounter issues with the C:\ Drive not being properly redirected from the guest to the host (and thus causing the “Documents/My Documents” folder to not be redirected and synchronized between the host and the guest) when Smart Card Redirection has been disabled. Any features dependent upon connections from the guest to \\TSClient\C will also…

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System Center Blogs: Now on iPhone, Android and Windows Phone

If you liked the original System Center Blogs app that was published last year for Windows Phone and Android, you’ll be happy to know that both apps have now been updated, plus there is a new version now available for iOS. The updates include bug fixes and feature additions as well as a current list…

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Support Tip: Windows XP Compatibility 2 Setup Wizard ends prematurely when installing a MED-V Workspace

When deploying a MED-V 2.0 workspace, an error message may be generated during the VHD copy routine of the setup. The Workspace Setup then roles back and presents the following message: Windows XP Compatibility 2 Setup Wizard ended prematurely Windows XP Compatibility 2 setup wizard ended prematurely because of an error. Your system has not…

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MED-V URL redirection is not working and no *.mdvurl file is being created

Here’s a new Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) Knowledge Base article we published today. This one talks about an issue where a restricted user can attempt certain actions that they don’t have permission to yet get a (false) message indicating it was successful. ===== Symptoms Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V 2.0) URL redirection does not…

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Microsoft Enterprise Product Roadmap Webcast

Please join us for a high level discussion into Microsoft software investments designed to cover most of the major product lines.  This will be a 35,000 foot view into the following areas: Windows Family Virtualization Office System Unified Communications IT Management Security This particular webcast is scheduled for Friday, January 20 at 1:00pm Pacific Time…

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