Updated List of Recommended Hotfixes for Windows 7 SP1 Computers Running MED-V V2.

In July 2011, we published a blog on recommended hotfixes for Windows 7 computers running MED-V v2 (Additional Recommended Updates for MED-V 2.0 that Address Application Issues) referenced here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/medv/archive/2011/07/20/additional-recommended-updates-for-med-v-2-0-that-address-application-issues.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0 Here is an updated list of post-Windows 7 Service Pack 1 hotfixes we recommend you install for use with MED-V that address RDP/RemoteApp/RAIL-related issues. In…

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MED-V V2: Problems with Drive Redirection when Smart Card Redirection is disabled

You may encounter issues with the C:\ Drive not being properly redirected from the guest to the host (and thus causing the “Documents/My Documents” folder to not be redirected and synchronized between the host and the guest) when Smart Card Redirection has been disabled. Any features dependent upon connections from the guest to \\TSClient\C will also…

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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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New KB: How to use the Process Monitor tool to generate a log file for an application in the MED-V virtual environment

Here’s a new MED-V KB article we published this morning that shows you how to use ProcMon to generate a log file for an application in the MED-V virtual environment: ===== Summary This article describes how to use the Process Monitor tool (ProcMon.exe) to generate a log file for an application in the Microsoft MED-V…

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MED-V v2: Differences between Shared and Separate Workspaces

When you package a workspace in MED-V, you will need to determine if this workspace will be deployed to a machine where multiple users will be logging on or a single user. If you will be dealing with multiple users, you have two options for deploying the workspace as outlined in the following article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg548584.aspx…

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Is Desktop Virtualization in Your Future? Hint: If you’re thinking about Windows 7, it should be

Just in case you missed it, our very own Karri Alexion-Tiernan recently posted a great article that goes through the trends, the advantages and the opportunities of integrating Desktop Virtualization into your Windows 7 plans over on the Windows Team Blog.  According to Karri, studies indicate that virtualization is the #1 technology priority in 2010. …

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Additional recommendations when using MED-V Workspaces configured for NAT Mode

In working with MED-V and supporting MED-V, I have found that there are three major areas that can be affected when using NAT mode instead of Bridged Mode with persistent mode MED-V workspaces. – Application Icons not displaying properly (or being cached properly) – Single-Sign-on (SSO) either does not work or has intermittent issues. -…

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MED-V v1 Connection Settings and Credential Management

Working in support, I get many questions and issues related to how MED-V v1 handles user settings and credentials.  Hopefully the information below will help explain how a lot of this works. The ProfileInfo.XML File Basic user settings such as server location and start options are stored in the ProfileInfo.XML file. When the MED-V client…

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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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