MED-V Tip: Offline Folder/File Synchronization Should Be Disabled Inside MED-V Guests

Hi everyone, Steve Thomas here and today I wanted to pass along a couple tips about configuring offline folder and file synchronization within MED-V guests.   The issue is that folder redirection does not function within Windows XP SP3 guests without removing the ability to sync offline files. It can cause one or more of the…


An important note regarding the deployment of MED-V 2.0 when Windows 7 SP1 is already installed

When installing the MED-V 2.0 Host Agent, you must first deploy the Virtual PC components. If you have not installed Windows 7 Service pack 1, the requirements are straight forward: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg548583.aspx The Virtual PC Engine can be downloaded and installed here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=195918 However, please note, the VPC packages have changed to allow for the KB958559…


Now available: Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) 2.0 – Localization Update

We published the following new Knowledge Base article/update today that’s primarily to address localization but note that there are a couple additional fixes that it includes: ===== Summary This update for MED-V 2.0 provides the capability for localized content to be presented in both the MED-V Workspace Packager and the MED-V Host Agent. The MED-V…

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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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MED-V V2: Charting the changes

Throughout the past couple of years, I have written extensively on MED-V v1.0. Now that version 2 of MED-V has been released, many experienced users of MED-V are discovering that while it achieves the same results as version 1.0, there are significant architectural changes as well as operational changes that can be confusing at first…

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What’s new on MED-V 2.0

New to Microsoft MED-V v2 or just wondering what all the buzz is about? If so then head over to the TechNet Wiki and check out the great new article written by Microsoft MVP Leandro E. Carvalho: Imagine that you need to migrate all your farm of workstations in a short period of time, making…


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…


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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