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: 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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Ramifications of Switching between NAT (Shared Networking) Mode and Bridged Mode with MED-V V2.

In a previous blog article, I wrote about the differences between NAT and Bridged Mode in MED-V v2. The differences between the two were discussed in detail. You can find the article here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/medv/archive/2011/11/03/nat-mode-vs-bridged-mode-in-med-v-v2.aspx Often I get the question, “What if I want to change the networking mode? Can I do this after the MED-V…

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MAC Address Management with MED-V V2 Workspaces

In general, it is recommended to leverage the Virtual PC NAT mode (shared networking) when implementing MED-V workspaces. This will take care of any IP address and MAC address management issues. There may be reasons, however, for you to leverage bridged mode in place of NAT mode. Bear in mind, when you choose bridged mode,…

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