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  • Blog Post: MED-V V2: Why Would an Application Fail in Seamless Mode When it Succeeded in Full Desktop Mode?

    A common issue that comes into the MED-V support team involves the following scenario: An application that was used in MED-V v1 was brought over to the new Virtual PC engine. The application functions perfectly when ran from the Virtual PC when accessing in the full desktop mode feature of Virtual PC...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: GPO Settings That Could Potentially Cause Issues with MED-V Features

    Here’s one more article I found over on the TechNet Wiki that was written by Microsoft’s very own Steve Thomas. This one talks about some GPO settings that could potentially cause issues with MED-V features: ===== MED-V V2 leverages underlying VPC and RDP\RemoteApp technologies to facilitate support...
  • Blog Post: Additional Recommended Updates for MED-V 2.0 that Address Application Issues

    Hi everyone, Steve Thomas  here.  If you are using MED-V version 2.0, you are also using RDP 7.0 and the RemoteApps feature for application publishing. Both MED-V and XP Mode rely on this technology for guest application publishing to the host. Instead of the Windows 7 RDP client connecting...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Official Deployment Guidance for Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 2.0 (MED-V v2)

    If you’ve been waiting for the official, authoritative guide for the deployment of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 2.0 (MED-V v2) then wait no more, for Microsoft’s own Tim Crabb , David Trupkin , and Jeff Gilbert just published one of the finest whitepapers on the topic that I’ve ever seen...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: MEDVHost.EXE Command Line Options

    Here’s another great article I found over on the TechNet Wiki that was written by Microsoft’s very own Steve Thomas. This one goes through and explains the various MEDVHost.EXE command line options such as exit, FullScreen, RebootVM, toolkit and others: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents...
  • Blog Post: 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 it impossible...
  • Blog Post: 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 Policy and Image...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the MED-V 2.0 public beta

    Hi, I’m Dave Trupkin, Senior Product Manager for Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) and Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), the two desktop virtualization components of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). Today I have great news. I’m happy to announce the availability...
  • Blog Post: Understanding and Troubleshooting MED-V v2 URL Redirection

    Hi everyone, Steve Thomas here and I wanted to take a minute to talk about understanding and troubleshooting MED-V v2 URL redirection.  One of the most important reasons for deploying MED-V v2 is for legacy Internet Explorer browser compatibility. Like in V1, URL redirection is included to enhance...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: MED-V URL redirection is not working and no *.mdvurl file is being created

    Here’s a new Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) Knowledge Base article we published today. This one talks about an issue where a restricted user can attempt certain actions that they don't have permission to yet get a (false) message indicating it was successful. ===== Symptoms Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: MED-V Host Agent Setup fails with “MED-V Host Agent requires Windows Virtual PC 7 version 6.1.7600 or higher”

    Hi everyone, Mark Stanfill here and today I wanted to take a minute to quickly tell you about an issue I recently ran into where the MED-V Host Agent Setup (MED-V 2.0 Host Agent) fails with the following error message: MED-V Host Agent Setup MED-V Host Agent requires Windows Virtual PC 7 version 6.1...
  • Blog Post: How an Enterprise Administrator Can Determine MED-V 2.0 FTS Completion and Provide Remediation Quickly

    Here’s a great article I found over on the TechNet Wiki that was written by Microsoft’s own Steve Thomas. This one shows how an enterprise administrator can determine MED-V 2.0 FTS completion and provide remediation quickly: ===== When deploying large amounts of MED-V 2.0 workspaces in the enterprise...
  • Blog Post: 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...