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The Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization blog.
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A More Granular Approach to Troubleshooting First-Time Setup of Workspaces in MED-V 1.0
I get this question all of the time: ”Is there a more streamlined way on troubleshooting the first-time setup? It is such a pain in the neck to have to wait and re-download an image just to test one simple command or piece of syntax!” The answer is “Yes” – but with a very important caveat - it...
5 Jan 2011
Various Encryption-Related Errors, Causes, and Resolutions in MED-V v1
In previous blog posts, the importance of maintaining consistency of encryption key pairs across MED-V policy servers was discussed as well as proactive maintenance and backups of workspace keys. The following are some more various problems that can result from failing to properly decrypt the MED-V image...
23 Feb 2011
MED-V v2: Error Installing the MED-V Host Agent when the MED-V v1 Client is Already Installed
If you attempt to install the MED-V v2 Host Agent while the MED-V v1 client is installed and a MED-V v1 workspace is currently running, you will get the following error message: The MED-V ToGo USB drive was not properly ejected. This may result in loss of unsaved data. You should exit MED-V from...
5 May 2011
MED-V: The Importance of Setting the UpdateServerProfileDirectory value in the SYSPREP.INF file
By default, the automatic copying of customizations from the Administrator profile to the default user profile will not occur with SYSPREP if using Windows XP SP2 (with Hotfix 887816) or Windows XP SP3. This is discussed in the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959753 To avoid the problems...
6 Jan 2011
How FTA’s (File Type Associations) Work in MED-V V2
Steve TH - MSFT
One of the most major feedback items about MED-V V1 was the lack of FTA (file type association) linkage between host documents and guest applications. This changed in MED-V V2. Through the use of RDP-redirected folders and the RemoteApp-style of FTA configuration, you are able to take advantage of this...
6 Apr 2013
How to manage VM MAC Addresses with the GlobalImageData.XML file in MED-V v1
There is no option to manage the VM MAC address using the MED-V Client Interface or workspace policy. During the first time setup phase MED-V automatically deletes the old VM MAC address and then creates new random MAC address. This cannot be overwritten or controlled using the *.VMC file. If you set...
24 Jan 2011
Uploading a MED-V image may fail with error: The specified image file was not found on the server at url
Just a heads up on a new MED-V Knowledge Base article we published yesterday. If you're having trouble uploading an image to an image distribution server you'll definitely want to check this one out: ===== Symptoms The following error may occur on a Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization ...
2 Dec 2010
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...
13 Jun 2011
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