How to Install MED-V Client and MED-V Management Console

The following MED-V components are included in the client .msi package:

  • MED-V client—The MED-V software that must be installed on client computers for running MED-V workspaces.

  • MED-V management console—The administrative tool that administrators can use to create and maintain images, MED-V workspaces, and policies.

The MED-V management console and the MED-V client are both installed from the MED-V client .msi package. The MED-V client, however, can be installed independently without the MED-V management console by clearing the Install the MED-V Management application check box during installation.

Note
The MED-V client and MED-V management console can only be installed on Windows 7-, Windows Vista-, and Windows XP-based computers. They cannot be installed on server products.

Note
Do not install the MED-V client using the Windows runas command.

To install the MED-V client

  1. Log in as a user with local administrator rights on the local computer.

  2. Run the MED-V .msi package.

    The MED-V .msi package is called MED-V_x.msi, where x is the version number.

    For example, MED-V_1.0.65.msi.

  3. When the InstallShield Wizard Welcome screen appears, click Next.

  4. On the License Agreement screen, read the license agreement, click I accept the terms in the license agreement, and click Next.

    The Destination Folder screen appears, with the default installation folder displayed.

    The default installation folder is the directory where the operating system is installed.

    • To change the folder where MED-V should be installed, click Change, and browse to an existing folder.
  5. Click Next.

  6. On the MED-V Settings screen, configure the MED-V installation as follows:

    • Select the Install the MED-V management application check box to include the management component in the installation.

      Note
      Enterprise Desktop Virtualization administrators should install the MED-V management application. This application is required for configuring desktop images and MED-V workspaces.

-   Select the **Load MED-V when Windows starts** check box to start MED-V automatically on startup.

-   Select the **Add a MED-V shortcut to my desktop** check box to create a MED-V shortcut on your desktop.

-   In the **Server address** field, type the server address.

-   In the **Server port** field, type the server's port.

-   Select the **Server requires encrypted connections (https)** check box to work with https.

-   The default virtual machine images folder is displayed. The default installation folder is *%systemdrive%\\MED-V Images\\*. To change the folder where MED-V should be installed, click **Change**, and browse to an existing folder.
  1. Click Next.

  2. On the Ready to Install the Program screen, click Install.

    The MED-V client installation starts. This can take several minutes, and the screen might not display text. During installation, several progress screens appear. If a message appears, follow the instructions provided.

    Upon successful installation, the InstallShield Wizard Completed screen appears.

  3. Click Finish to close the wizard.

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