Tips on Improving MED-V Workspace Application Performance

If you are still using MED-V version 1, UPGRADE! But, if you are unable to due to workflow or platform issues, here are some additional tips to improve application performance for your published MED-V guest applications. Disable Unnecessary Services and startup programs: Regardless of whether you are using MED-V v1 or MED-V v2, you will…

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TechNet Wiki: How to create a Workspace Package on MED-V 2.0

Here’s another article written by Microsoft Partner and MVP Leandro E. Carvalho that’s over in the TechNet Wiki. This one walks you through creating a new Workspace Package using Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 2.0: Before users begin to use the old applications you need to create a package containing an image of Windows XP. MED-V…

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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…

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Installing MED-V on a Single Windows 7 Machine for Testing and Demonstration

Whether you need to demonstrate MED-V in proof-of-concept situation for an application compatibility scenario or testing in an offline or development setting, gaining access to multiple machines may be challenging. Having a portable mechanism for testing MED-V is a needed option in many situations such as these. Starting with Windows 7 and MED-V 1.0 SP1,…

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Need personalized help implementing a Microsoft product or solution? Our new ProAdvisory service may be for you

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…

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Recommendations for MED-V Image Optimization: Reducing the Image Footprint

MED-V leverages virtual machines and guest operating systems to provide seamless integration for legacy applications, and the seamless integration of these applications into the host desktop is proving to be an excellent way of resolving application compatibility concerns for Windows Vista and Windows 7 (with MED-V 1.0 Service Pack 1.) Virtual machines leverage virtual hard…

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Prescriptive Guidance for Deploying the MED-V Client via an Electronic Software Distribution Method such as SMS/SCCM

This article describes one method that you can use to deploy the MED-V client using SMS/SCCM. The method that is described in this article is not the only method that is available. Additionally, you may have to modify the information in this article as appropriate for your particular environment. Electronic Software Distribution (SCCM or SMS)…

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Deployment Alternatives to TrimTransfer in MED-V

The TrimTransfer process in MED-V requires an initial host index process to run on the MED-V client in order to build a host index. This index is what is compared to the *.CKM.INDEX file that is included with the Packed Image that is uploaded to the MED-V Server. For more detailed information on TrimTransfer, please…

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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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