The MED-V Blog

The Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization blog.

HOTFIX: Data could be lost when you are prompted to update your password in MED-V 2.0

When Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) 2.0 detects that your password has expired,...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 09/25/2013

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...

Author: Steve Thomas (MSFT) Date: 04/06/2013

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)...

Author: Steve Thomas (MSFT) Date: 04/05/2013

In July 2011, we published a blog on recommended hotfixes for Windows 7 computers running MED-V v2...

Author: Steve Thomas (MSFT) Date: 03/06/2013

Support Tip: MED-V apps disappear when a Windows 7 host is set to use the Japanese Language

Hello everyone, John Behneman here, and today I wanted to take a minute to mention an issue you...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 02/28/2013

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...

Author: Steve Thomas (MSFT) Date: 02/26/2013

System Center Blogs: Now on iPhone, Android and Windows Phone

If you liked the original System Center Blogs app that was published last year for Windows Phone and...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 11/27/2012

Support Tip: Windows XP Compatibility 2 Setup Wizard ends prematurely when installing a MED-V Workspace

When deploying a MED-V 2.0 workspace, an error message may be generated during the VHD copy routine...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 07/24/2012

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...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 02/13/2012

Microsoft Enterprise Product Roadmap Webcast

Please join us for a high level discussion into Microsoft software investments designed to cover...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 01/19/2012

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...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 01/19/2012

MED-V: Troubleshooting Application Publishing in V2.

MED-V builds on top of the RAIL (Remote Applications Installed locally) model that is also in...

Author: Steve Thomas (MSFT) Date: 11/30/2011

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...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 11/30/2011

MEDVHost.EXE Command Line Options

Here’s another great article I found over on the TechNet Wiki that was written by Microsoft’s very...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 11/29/2011

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....

Author: Steve Thomas (MSFT) Date: 11/28/2011

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...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 11/28/2011

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...

Author: Steve Thomas (MSFT) Date: 11/03/2011

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...

Author: Steve Thomas (MSFT) Date: 10/15/2011

MAC Address Management with MED-V V2 Workspaces

In general, it is recommended to leverage the Virtual PC NAT mode (shared networking) when...

Author: Steve Thomas (MSFT) Date: 10/13/2011

An issue that we have been seeing with MED-V in all versions is the issue of the use of the...

Author: Steve Thomas (MSFT) Date: 10/06/2011

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...

Author: Steve Thomas (MSFT) Date: 09/20/2011

New KB: How to use the Process Monitor tool to generate a log file for an application in the MED-V virtual environment

Here’s a new MED-V KB article we published this morning that shows you how to use ProcMon to...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 09/13/2011

MED-V v2: Differences between Shared and Separate Workspaces

When you package a workspace in MED-V, you will need to determine if this workspace will be deployed...

Author: Steve Thomas (MSFT) Date: 09/07/2011

MED-V V2: Strange Message - was closed with a user logged on.

Are your MED-V v2 users ever having this happen? When they go to start a MED-V published application...

Author: Steve Thomas (MSFT) Date: 08/24/2011

As many of you probably already know, for a long time the Script Repository (a special-purpose...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 08/18/2011

Looking for an Anti-Virus exclusion list? Here’s your one-stop shop

Security is something that is at the top of everyone’s mind, but what if your A/V software actually...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 08/16/2011

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...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 08/10/2011

Hi everyone, Steve Thomas  here.  If you are using MED-V version 2.0, you are also using...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 07/20/2011

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...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 06/23/2011

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...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 06/13/2011

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...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 06/02/2011

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...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 05/18/2011

Meet a couple of our System Center engineers

I just wanted to let you know about a couple of our System Center support engineers that were...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 05/11/2011

The System Center Blog Aggregator app is now available on Android

A few weeks back I announced the System Center Blog Aggregator app for Windows Phone 7 and today I...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 05/10/2011

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...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 05/05/2011

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...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 05/05/2011

Free 3 day Office 365 Jump Start Training Event

I know this isn’t MED-V specific but I thought you might want to know about a great training...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 05/03/2011

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...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 04/26/2011

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...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 04/07/2011

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...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 04/06/2011

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...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 04/04/2011

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Ever since Windows Phone 7 was launched late last year there’s been a growing buzz surrounding...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 03/30/2011

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...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 03/22/2011

MED-V Support for Internet Explorer 9

Hi, I’m Dave Trupkin, Senior Product Manager for Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization...

Author: Dave Trupkin [MSFT] Date: 03/14/2011

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...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 03/11/2011

MED-V 2.0 is now available!

Today we announced the general availability of MDOP 2011, which includes among other things the long...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 03/10/2011

In previous blog posts, the importance of maintaining consistency of encryption key pairs across...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 02/23/2011

FYI: Integration of TechNet Blog User Account with TechNet Forums Profile

For those of you who sign-in to comment on the TechNet Blogs, there is a change coming on January...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 01/26/2011

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...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 01/24/2011

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...

Author: J.C. Hornbeck Date: 01/06/2011

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