Windows XP Mode in Windows 7: How it relates to future versions of MED-V

There has been a significant amount of buzz and hot discussion regarding the forthcoming Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 and how it will relate to future versions of MED-V.  The Windows Team recently posted a blog post regarding the integration of MED-V v2, Virtual  PC 7, and Windows XP Mode in Windows 7. http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/business/archive/2009/04/28/how-med-v-v2-helps-you-manage-windows-xp-mode.aspx…

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We’re having an in-person event on MDOP tomorrow in New York City

I just came across this so hopefully it’s not too late, but if you’re in or around the New York City area tomorrow we’re hosting an in-person event on Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) tomorrow at 12:00pm local time.  It’s only an hour long so it should fit into your lunch hour nicely.  I have…


Yung Chou is Mad about MED-V

No, not mad as in angry, but mad as in “Wow, MED-V is awesome.”  Yung recently began a series of posts talking about everything there is to know about MED-V so if this is something you’re thinking about using or if you’re already there, this is something you’ll want to check out.  I have the…

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So how many blogs does Microsoft have?

Everywhere you look these days it’s all about blogs.  Blogs here, blogs there, they’re all over the place.  So have you ever wondered how many different blogs Microsoft hosts? Let me tell, you don’t want to know.  Let’s just say it’s thousands and thousands.  So with all these blog sites how do you ever find…


MED-V: Tips on modifying the ClientSettings.XML file

With Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) , there may be situations where the ClientSettings.XML file may need to be modified directly to adjust features and timeout values that are not available through the standard interface for modifying workspace policies. These values, including configuration overrides and timeouts, can be adjusted by editing the ClientSettings.XML file under…


Issue: The MED-V Server component may not start after installation completes on Windows 2008 x64 Platforms

Here’s a potential gotcha that can sneak up on you if you’re not expecting it.  If you install the MED-V server and discover that it won’t start and logs 0x8007000B errors then this may be your issue: Issue: After server installation, the MED-V server will not start and the configuration wizard does not begin as…


The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released a new guide: Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization

This guide outlines the critical infrastructure design elements that are crucial to a successful implementation of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V). The reader is guided through the four-step process of designing components, layout, and connectivity in a logical, sequential order. Identification of the MED-V server instances required is presented in simple, easy-to-follow steps, helping the…


Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) version 1.0 is now available

Today marks the inaugural post on the MED-V support team blog with our announcement that Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) version 1.0 is now available through the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack release for 2009 (MDOP 2009.) MDOP 2009 is available for MDOP subscribers at the Microsoft Volume Licensing Site (MVLS) here. MED-V bridges the application…