Behavior of Expired MED-V Workspaces Explained

If a user is attempting to start a MED-V Workspace and the user receives a message stating that there are no workspaces available, or they see list of workspaces and the one intended for the user is not available, this is usually because of one of the following reasons: · The workspace has not been…

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Solution: Embedded External URL references do not stay in the Active Browser when using MED-V Web Redirection

When using MED-V version 1, you have the option of controlling which web URLs will open in the host browser and which URLs will open in the guest browser. This only works with Internet Explorer because the mechanism MED-V uses to facilitate this is a simple BHO (Browser Helper Object) to intercept and redirect as…


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I know this isn’t necessarily specific to WSUS but I wanted to let you know of a new support offering that we’re rolling out. I am sure many of you have contacted Microsoft for support in the past and are aware of our various support offerings. We have Consumer support, Professional support and various levels…


Troubleshooting a MED-V “VM Window Disappeared Unexpectedly” error

I ran into an existing issue with a customer the other day. The customer had many users which were having trouble starting their MED-V workspaces. All of the users affected were getting this error message upon startup: They were using revertible workspaces for browser compatibility. Deleting the Image folder worked and downloading the image resolved…


MED-V V2 Beta availability in Q4 2010!

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) removes the barriers to Windows 7 upgrades by resolving application incompatibility issues from legacy LOB applications and Internet Explorer 6/7 web apps. MED-V v2 Beta will enable customers to pre-configure MED-V workspaces that can be delivered to user desktops via System Center Configuration Manager or any electronic software distribution (ESD)…


A Closer Look at the MED-V Image and Data Repositories

One request I have seen often from my customers lately has been a request for an in-depth discussion on how MED-V handles images and metadata. If you have been working with MED-V, by now you are probably familiar with the basics of how MED-V handles images. MED-V version 1.0 SP1 works with Virtual PC images…

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Factors that can affect the performance of TrimTransfer downloads, Image uploads, and BITS in general when running MED-V

An issue I see sometimes with our MED-V customers using image deployment servers is the slow download speed when downloading MED-V images. This can be quite inconvenient when leveraging TrimTransfer for deploying images (especially updates for revertible images.) Likewise with persistent workspaces, this can further prolong the initial first-time setup of a MED-V Workspace. While…


A look at multi-user scenarios in MED-V

In many Enterprise environments, there are multiple users logging onto a single workstation. What happens when multiple users use a workstation that has a MED-V Workspace? When managed properly, each user will be able to use the MED-V workspace and their assigned applications. There are two multi-user scenarios to consider for domain-joined workspaces: Scenario 1:…


Troubleshooting Event ID 52 Errors in MED-V 1.0

Has this ever happened to you? You prepare a Virtual PC image for use with MED-V and you get the following error: “Failed to start Workspace <workspacename>”. Event ID 52 This is immediately followed a list of five possible causes. I would like to go over these causes as well as the 6th potential cause….

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Information on the message: “The MED-V workspace must be closed before Windows can be shutdown. Click Cancel and close the MED-V Workspace.”

When you run the MED-V Client on the Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system, you may get a warning message when you attempt to log out of Windows while a MED-V workspace is still running: (Waiting for) MED-V The MED-V workspace must be closed before Windows can be shutdown. Click Cancel and close the…

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