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Why did TrimTransfer go away in MED-V v2?

TrimTransfer, as well as revertible workspaces will not be available in version 2 of MED-V. With a host being Windows 7 and a Workspace being Windows XP, there is not much use for it. As you read more about the new features of MED-V v2, you will also learn that the concept of a MED-V…


MED-V Support for Internet Explorer 9

Hi, I’m Dave Trupkin, Senior Product Manager for Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V). On behalf of the entire MED-V team, I’d like to congratulate the Internet Explorer team on the release of Internet Explorer 9. I’m happy to announce that MED-V will support Internet Explorer 9 as a host browser as of today. MDOP customers can…


Known issues with MED-V 2.0

Now that MED-V 2.0 is released we decided to publish a couple KB articles to give you a heads up on some issues we saw during the beta. Most of these are just FYIs and configuration related scenarios but if you’re rolling out Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization v2 then you’ll probably want to browse through…

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MED-V 2.0 is now available!

Today we announced the general availability of MDOP 2011, which includes among other things the long awaited MED-V 2.0!  So what’s new in this release?  Well, lots really.  According to Gavriella Schuster over on the Windows for your Business blog: With MED-V 2.0, we’ve made it even easier to use and simple to deploy by…

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Various Encryption-Related Errors, Causes, and Resolutions in MED-V v1

In previous blog posts, the importance of maintaining consistency of encryption key pairs across MED-V policy servers was discussed as well as proactive maintenance and backups of workspace keys. The following are some more various problems that can result from failing to properly decrypt the MED-V image that will be used by the workspace. ERROR:…


FYI: Integration of TechNet Blog User Account with TechNet Forums Profile

For those of you who sign-in to comment on the TechNet Blogs, there is a change coming on January 27th 1:00 pm (PST) regarding user accounts and profiles. Please click here to read about this change. If you have questions please leave a comment on the linked blog post so that the TechNet Blogs platform…


How to manage VM MAC Addresses with the GlobalImageData.XML file in MED-V v1

There is no option to manage the VM MAC address using the MED-V Client Interface or workspace policy. During the first time setup phase MED-V automatically deletes the old VM MAC address and then creates new random MAC address. This cannot be overwritten or controlled using the *.VMC file. If you set a static address…


MED-V: The Importance of Setting the UpdateServerProfileDirectory value in the SYSPREP.INF file

By default, the automatic copying of customizations from the Administrator profile to the default user profile will not occur with SYSPREP if using Windows XP SP2 (with Hotfix 887816) or Windows XP SP3. This is discussed in the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959753 To avoid the problems that may arise from this issue with MED-V, be sure…