As was mentioned last week on The Official MDOP Blog, MED-V will support Windows 7 in the first quarter of calendar year 2010 via MED-V 1.0 SP1. We’ve been getting a few questions about what exactly SP1 brings to the table so I thought I’d take a minute and try to clear some of this up.
The question I get asked most often is whether MED-V 1.0 SP1 will require PCs to have hardware assisted virtualization (e.g. Intel VT, AMD-V). The answer is no. Similar to MED-V v1, Service Pack 1 will use Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 therefore it will not require hardware assisted virtualization.
In addition, with Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 1.0 Service Pack 1 we’ll be adding the following features:
- Support for Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) hosts.
- Support for virtual machines (guests) running Windows XP SP3 (recommended) and also support for Windows XP SP2 and Windows 2000 SP4.
As it stands today, there is no support for Windows 7 or Windows Vista guests expected any time soon.
Hope this helps,
J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer