MED-V V2: Additional Guidance for Launching Startup Programs in MED-V V2

In many situations, there are times when you need to remediate an application using MED-V that requires one or more components to be resident at user logon/startup. These type of programs can certainly be remediated with MED-V. it is important to understand that while there are several ways of doing this in Windows, but not…

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How FTA’s (File Type Associations) Work in MED-V V2

One of the most major feedback items about MED-V V1 was the lack of FTA (file type association) linkage between host documents and guest applications. This changed in MED-V V2. Through the use of RDP-redirected folders and the RemoteApp-style of FTA configuration, you are able to take advantage of this so long as the applications…

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MED-V: Troubleshooting Application Publishing in V2.

MED-V builds on top of the RAIL (Remote Applications Installed locally) model that is also in Virtual PC for Windows 7 and Windows XP Mode for Windows 7. Unlike XP Mode or Virtual PC (which put the applications in a specific Start menu Folder) MED-V V2 will scan the All Users Start Menu in the…

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NAT Mode vs. Bridged Mode in MED-V V2

For MED-V V1, we made the following recommendations for MED-V workspaces running in NAT Mode (using VPC Shared Networking.) The article is found here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/medv/archive/2010/10/20/additional-recommendations-when-using-med-v-workspaces-configured-for-nat-mode.aspx For MED-V V2, those recommendations are still in place. But if you decide to use bridged mode instead of NAT mode, there are some important items to consider. If you…

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How MED-V V2 Manages Memory of Virtual PCs

The MED-V Host Agent controls how memory is allocated to the underlying VPC. This memory can be controlled either dynamically where the memory is allocated a certain amount based on host memory configuration or set using a static value. Dynamic Memory Dynamic memory is the default configuration. The following registry key is used to toggle…

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MED-V V2: Error: "Open virtual applications found." when launching MED-V applications

When launching a MED-V application, a user may get the following message: “Open virtual applications found. The virtual machine cannot be opened while virtual applications are open. Save any unsaved application data, and then click Close All to continue.” This is caused when the user state/session has changed between the last time MED-V was launched…

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