"Last Restart" component in the MED-V virtual machine setup script is not needed and will increase workspace first time setup time

When configuring Script Actions for the Virtual Machine first-time setup in the MED-V management console, it is important not to add in an additional “Restart Windows” action at the end as it is not necessary. The first-time setup will always reboot the guest at the end of the last script action. For example, if a…


MED-V Solution: Error in VM Prerequisite Wizard: "An unsupported version of Virtual Machine Additions is installed"

When preparing a Virtual Machine for deployment for use with MED-V, you will need to ensure that in addition to the MED-V workspace installation being installed inside the virtual machine, you will need to have the minimum level of Virtual Machine additions for Virtual PC installed as well. Upon completion of the workspace installation, it…


Support for Windows XP SP2 and Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010

I know this isn’t necessarily MED-V specific but I figured that some of you may still have some old Windows 2000 or Windows XP SP2 systems running out there and would appreciate the heads up.  As the title says, Windows XP SP2, Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Professional are reaching End of Support (EOS)…


Why you can’t install the MED-V Management Console on a server-based operating system

The MED-V Management Console (Management.exe) allows you to manage the MED-V Client Policy, Image Distribution, and Reporting. The MED-V Management Console is bundled with the MED-V Client and can be installed with or without the MED-V Client. The operating system requirements for the console align with the client requirements and this is what prevents the…

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Moving the MED-V Reporting Database from one SQL Server to another

The MEDV Reporting database is very basic as it is only used by the server for logging events, errors, and status messages. This makes the portability of the database all the more easy and the process to move a MEDV database from SQL server to another can be done in a few easy steps. The…


Dates that you enter in the Reporting column of a report can only be entered in the English (United States) date format in the Enterprise Desktop Virtualization tool

When you try to run a report in the Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization tool, the dates that you enter in the Reporting column of a report can be entered in the English (United States) date format only. For example, you cannot enter the date in the dd.MM.yyyy format. We have a workaround in the form…