MED-V 2.0 Workspace Installation

MED-V 2.0 Workspace Installation

The MED-V framework has three installation packages:

MED-V Workspace - Used to create, modify and manage the virtual images of the MED-V.

MED-V Host Agent - Used on clients that have some VM package created by MED-V.

MED-V Workspace Package - Package containing a virtual machine with one or more applications for customers.

To install MED-V Worksplace, log on as administrator and run the MED-V_Console.msi. The image is displayed as Figure 1:

Figure 1 - Installation of Med-V Workspace

In the welcome screen of the MED-V Workspace, click Next.

Accept the license terms, as Figure 2 and click Next.

Figure 2 - License Terms

Choose the installation path and then click Next.

Figure 3 - Installation path

Confirm the installation of V-MED clicking Install and then click Yes in the message from User Account Control.

Figure 4 - Confirmation

After installation, open the workspace in the way Start> All Programs> Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization> MED-V Workspace Packager. In this console you can see some videos, documentation and links to help in the MED-V creation and management.

Figure 5 – MED-V Worksplace

In Manage Web Redirection you can create, add or change an existing list of sites that will be redirected to the VM. When the user by using Windows Internet Explorer 7 and 8 or 9, enter any URL in this list, MED-V will open a new window with Internet Explorer 6 or 7 for Windows XP Virtual Machine. In version 2.0 can be used multiple URLs for sites like*., http://* or even a specific port or path as,

With the Import option you can also import a text file of all URLs at once.

Figure 6 - Manage Web Redirection

Startup settings, network and storage of users' credentials can be changed on Manage Settings, as shown in Figure 7:

Figure 7 - Manage Settings

After clicking Save on the Manage Settings are created two files to change an existing MED-V configuration, one with REG extension, which can be implemented through Group Policy in Active Directory (GPO) for example, and another with the extension PS1 that can be executed by Powershell.

Below you can see two examples of powershell scripts:

Script 1 - Script by changing some default settings in the MED-V customers:

import-module -Name "Microsoft.Medv"

$regFileInfo = New-MedvConfiguration -VmNetworkingMode "NAT" -UxLogonStartEnabled "True" -UxCredentialCacheEnabled "False" | Export-MedvConfiguration -Path "C:\Users\Leandro\Desktop\Settings.reg" –PassThru

Script 2 - 4 Script adding URLs to be redirected to the MED-V

import-module -Name "Microsoft.Medv"

$regFileInfo = New-MedvConfiguration -UxRedirectUrls "","","*","http://*" | Export-MedvConfiguration -Path "C:\Users\Leandro\Desktop\Web.reg" –PassThru

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  • HI,

    Could you please explain difference between NAT and Bridge mode in MED-V?

  • Hi Saranrajappa.

    The NAT option is used when the VM uses the host IP to access the network through NAT and the bridge option is used to provide a dedicated IP address to the VM, from a DHCP for example.


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