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  • 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: 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: 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...