This sample scenario for Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) 2.0 helps you deploy and manage MED-V by using multiple scenarios end-to-end. You can think of this sample scenario as a case study that helps put the individual scenarios and procedures in context.
This section provides basic information and directions for creating, deploying, and managing MED-V workspaces as an end-to-end solution in your enterprise.
MED-V Operations Step-by-step Scenario
The step-by-step procedures that you follow in a MED-V operations scenario include the following:
Creating a Windows Virtual PC image for MED-V reviews how to
create and configure a Windows Virtual PC image for MED-V. Before
you can deliver a MED-V workspace to users, you must first prepare
a virtual hard disk (VHD) that you use to build the MED-V workspace
installer package for MED-V.
Installing Windows XP on the image reviews how to install the
Windows XP SP3 operating system on your Windows Virtual PC image.
MED-V requires that Windows XP SP3 is installed on the Windows
Virtual PC image before you build the MED-V workspace.
the .NET Framework on the image reviews how to manually install
the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and the update KB959209 into the Windows
Virtual PC image that you prepare for use with MED-V. MED-V
requires the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, and the update KB959209
(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=204950) addresses several
known application compatibility issues.
updates to the Windows XP image reviews how to update your
Windows XP image with the latest software updates and other
hotfixes necessary or important for running MED-V.
integration components reviews how to install the integration
components package in your Windows XP image. These provide features
that improve the interaction between the virtual environment and
the physical computer.
- Installing Applications
on a Windows Virtual PC Image reviews how you can install
certain kinds of software on your Windows XP image that are helpful
when you are running MED-V, such as an electronic software
distribution system and antivirus software.
- Configuring a Windows
Virtual PC Image for MED-V discusses how to configure the image
by using Sysprep to make sure that it is ready for use with MED-V.
The prepared MED-V image is then used to create your MED-V
- Create a MED-V Workspace
Package reviews how to build the MED-V workspace package that
you deploy throughout your enterprise. You deploy the MED-V
workspace package to install the MED-V workspace on end-user
computers. A MED-V workspace is the Windows XP desktop environment
from which end users interact with the virtual machine provided by
- Testing the MED-V
Workspace Package discusses how to create a test environment in
which you can test the functionality of the MED-V workspace
package, such as first time setup settings and application
publishing. After you have completed testing your MED-V workspace
package and have verified that it is functioning as intended, you
can deploy it throughout your enterprise.
- Deploying the MED-V
Workspace Package discusses how to deploy the MED-V workspace
either by using an electronic software distribution system or in a
Windows 7 image. Or if you prefer, this section also shows you how
you can deploy the MED-V workspace manually.
- Monitor MED-V
Workspaces reviews how to monitor the deployment of MED-V
workspaces to determine whether first time setup completed
successfully. Monitoring the success of first time setup is
important because MED-V is not in a usable state until first time
setup has completed successfully. This section also shows you can
set up your environment to detect those network changes that can
- Manage MED-V Workspace
Applications reviews how to install and remove or publish and
unpublish applications on a deployed MED-V workspace. This section
also shows how to manually update software in a MED-V workspace and
how to manage automatic updates. The MED-V workspace is a virtual
machine that contains a separate operating system whose automatic
software update process must be managed exactly like the physical
computers in your enterprise.
- Manage MED-V URL
Redirection reviews how to add and remove web address
redirection settings on the deployed MED-V workspace. You can add
or remove URL redirection information through the registry or by
rebuilding the MED-V workspace. You can also use the wizard on the
MED-V Workspace Packager to manage web address redirection.
- Manage MED-V Workspace
Settings reviews how to view and edit MED-V configuration
settings by using the MED-V Workspace Packager. This section lists
all the configurable MED-V registry keys and includes the type,
default, and description of each. This section also includes
information about how to manage printers in MED-V workspaces. In
MED-V 2.0 , printer redirection gives users a consistent printing
experience between the MED-V virtual machine and the host