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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: MED-V V2: Error: "Open virtual applications found." when launching MED-V applications

    When launching a MED-V application, a user may get the following message: " Open virtual applications found. The virtual machine cannot be opened while virtual applications are open . Save any unsaved application data, and then click Close All to continue." This is caused when the user state/session...
  • Blog Post: How MED-V V2 Manages Memory of Virtual PCs

    The MED-V Host Agent controls how memory is allocated to the underlying VPC. This memory can be controlled either dynamically where the memory is allocated a certain amount based on host memory configuration or set using a static value. Dynamic Memory Dynamic memory is the default configuration...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 guest...
  • Blog Post: MED-V V2: Additional Guidance for Launching Startup Programs in MED-V V2

    In many situations, there are times when you need to remediate an application using MED-V that requires one or more components to be resident at user logon/startup. These type of programs can certainly be remediated with MED-V. it is important to understand that while there are several ways of doing...
  • Blog Post: How FTA’s (File Type Associations) Work in MED-V V2

    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...