Troubleshooting Reporting and SQL Issues with MED-V 1.0

While reporting is technically an optional feature of MED-V version 1.0, it is valuable in tracking errors, client events, and workspace usage statistics. You may encounter issues at various stages of setting up and using the reporting feature. I have composed a list of issues you may encounter when setting up reporting to SQL. Create…


More details on MED-V Service Pack 1

As was mentioned last week on The Official MDOP Blog, MED-V will support Windows 7 in the first quarter of calendar year 2010 via MED-V 1.0 SP1.  We’ve been getting a few questions about what exactly SP1 brings to the table so I thought I’d take a minute and try to clear some of this…


Windows Virtual PC / MED-V live meeting available for viewing

The Tech.Ed Australia Live Meetings have now concluded but it’s not completely over as you can still view many of the recorded sessions.  One in particular you may be interested in is Ben Armstrong’s presentation titled Windows 7 XP Compatibility mode, Virtual PC and Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization.  This seemed to be a pretty popular…


MDOP 2009 R2: What’s New in MDOP for Windows 7

In case you missed it over on the MDOP blog, they just announced that Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2 will be released in late October 2009 and will add Windows 7 support for all components except for MED-V. Regardless, they are working to ensure that MED-V will support Windows 7 in the first…


Free e-book: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions

Microsoft Press offers complimentary book “Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions“. This guide will teach you about the benefits of the latest virtualization technologies and how to plan, implement, and manage virtual infrastructure solutions. The technologies covered include: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2009, Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, and…

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Virtual PC and Windows XP mode for WIN7

Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 are currently in RC.             Please check out the blog here: Windows Virtual PC blog


Creating a MED-V Deployment Package

You may run into problems trying to create a deployment package using Packing Wizard from the MED-V Management Console. The Packaging Wizard allows Administrators to provide end users with an installation deployment package that includes the MED-V Client, Microsoft Virtual PC, and the virtual image. The process requires almost no user interaction, and automatically installs…

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Full guide to MED-V server settings

This post describes how to install and configure MED-V server and IIS server (ver. 7.0) for Microsoft Server 2008. 1. Configuration of Internet Information Services (IIS) 1.1 IIS Installation Verify that the Host Server is logged onto the Domain Go to: Control Panel => Programs and features=> Turn Windows features on or off The following…

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Jumping on the Facebook bandwagon

I was looking around Facebook the other day and thought “Wow, there sure are a lot of companies out here, sharing information and whatnot” and then I thought hey, why not me too.  After all, if there’s another avenue that can be opened up that might make it easier for people to exchange information and…


How to Join a VM to a Domain?

You can easily join your VM to a specific domain using the following steps: Note: VM has to be installed with Windows XP that has VLK (Volume License Key), Retail/MSDN/OEM Installations will not work. Step 1: SID creation This step is relevant when you want to join one or more VMs that are created from…

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