Imagine that you need to migrate all your farm of workstations in a short period of time, making it impossible to adapt all their existing applications to new operating system. This is the dilemma of many network administrators today. Windows 7 by default and the Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6 can help in the compatibility of applications that run only on Windows XP, but even so it is sometimes impossible to run certain programs on Windows Vista or 7.
About 99% of the programs on the market are approved and designed to run on Windows XP, this is fact. The problem is when they do not give opportunity for them to be used in new operating systems. The design for this adaptation can lead to the development of new software or other resources that are very difficult, expensive and slow to be made.
To help with these dilemmas Microsoft provides the MED-V, a desktop virtualization solution just to run these applications from Windows XP through a Windows virtual machine on Virtual PC. Through MED-V the application looks like is installed locally, but it is extracted from the Virtual Machine and showed in their desktop, start menu, etc., creating an easy way to access and use the application…
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J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer
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