MED-V URL redirection is not working and no *.mdvurl file is being created

Here’s a new Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) Knowledge Base article we published today. This one talks about an issue where a restricted user can attempt certain actions that they don’t have permission to yet get a (false) message indicating it was successful. ===== Symptoms Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V 2.0) URL redirection does not…

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MED-V Host Agent Setup fails with “MED-V Host Agent requires Windows Virtual PC 7 version 6.1.7600 or higher”

Hi everyone, Mark Stanfill here and today I wanted to take a minute to quickly tell you about an issue I recently ran into where the MED-V Host Agent Setup (MED-V 2.0 Host Agent) fails with the following error message: MED-V Host Agent Setup MED-V Host Agent requires Windows Virtual PC 7 version 6.1.7600 or…

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GPO Settings That Could Potentially Cause Issues with MED-V Features

Here’s one more article I found over on the TechNet Wiki that was written by Microsoft’s very own Steve Thomas. This one talks about some GPO settings that could potentially cause issues with MED-V features: ===== MED-V V2 leverages underlying VPC and RDP\RemoteApp technologies to facilitate support for URL, Print, and document redirection. In addition,…

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MEDVHost.EXE Command Line Options

Here’s another great article I found over on the TechNet Wiki that was written by Microsoft’s very own Steve Thomas. This one goes through and explains the various MEDVHost.EXE command line options such as exit, FullScreen, RebootVM, toolkit and others: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/5093.aspx. J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/ AVIcode Team blog:…

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How an Enterprise Administrator Can Determine MED-V 2.0 FTS Completion and Provide Remediation Quickly

Here’s a great article I found over on the TechNet Wiki that was written by Microsoft’s own Steve Thomas. This one shows how an enterprise administrator can determine MED-V 2.0 FTS completion and provide remediation quickly: ===== When deploying large amounts of MED-V 2.0 workspaces in the enterprise, Microsoft offers several flexible options for determining…

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Understanding and Troubleshooting MED-V v2 URL Redirection

Hi everyone, Steve Thomas here and I wanted to take a minute to talk about understanding and troubleshooting MED-V v2 URL redirection.  One of the most important reasons for deploying MED-V v2 is for legacy Internet Explorer browser compatibility. Like in V1, URL redirection is included to enhance the user experience and to ensure that…

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Additional Recommended Updates for MED-V 2.0 that Address Application Issues

Hi everyone, Steve Thomas  here.  If you are using MED-V version 2.0, you are also using RDP 7.0 and the RemoteApps feature for application publishing. Both MED-V and XP Mode rely on this technology for guest application publishing to the host. Instead of the Windows 7 RDP client connecting to an RDS server, it is…

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Official Deployment Guidance for Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 2.0 (MED-V v2)

If you’ve been waiting for the official, authoritative guide for the deployment of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 2.0 (MED-V v2) then wait no more, for Microsoft’s own Tim Crabb, David Trupkin, and Jeff Gilbert just published one of the finest whitepapers on the topic that I’ve ever seen.  Whether you’re new to MED-V or a…

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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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