How to Edit a Published Application with Advanced Settings

After a published application has been added and configured, the published application can be edited and additional advanced settings can be configured.

To edit a published application with advanced settings

  1. In the Applications pane, add and configure a published application.

  2. Select the published application to edit.

  3. Click Edit.

  4. In the Published Application dialog box, configure the parameters as described in the following table.

  5. Click OK.

  6. On the Policy menu, select Commit.

Editing Published Application Properties

Property Description

Display name

The name of the shortcut in the user's Windows Start menu.


The display name is not case sensitive.


A description of the published menu.

Start in

The directory from which to start the application.


The path does not need to include quotation marks.

Command line

The command with which to run the application from within the MED-V workspace.

The full path is required, and the parameters can be passed to the application in a similar fashion as in any other Windows command.

In a domain configuration, a shared drive usually exists on the server where all domain computers map to. The directory should be mapped here, and if it is a folder that requires user authentication, the Use MED-V credentials to run this application check box must be selected.

In a revertible MED-V workspace, you can map a network drive with MapNetworkDrive syntax: "MapNetworkDrive <drive> <path>"—for example, "MapNetworkDrive t: \tux\data".

For example, to publish Windows Explorer, use the following syntax: "c:&quot; or "c:\windows".


To have a name resolution, you need to perform one of the following:

  • Configure the DNS in the base MED-V workspace image.

  • Verify that the DNS resolution is defined in the host, and configure it to use the host DNS.

  • Use the IP for defining the network drive.


If the path includes spaces, the entire path must be inside quotation marks.


The path should not end with a backslash ().

Add a shortcut in the host Windows Start menu

Select this check box to create a shortcut for the application in the user's Windows Start menu.

Launch this application when the Workspace is started

Select this check box to run the application automatically when the MED-V workspace starts.

Use MED-V credentials to run this application

Select this check box to authenticate applications that request a user name and password using the MED-V credentials instead of the credentials set for the application.


When using SSO, the command line should be C:\Windows\Explorer.exe "folder path". When not using SSO, the command line should be "folder path".

How to Configure Published Applications