After creating the package using the MED-V Workspace you need to install the prerequisites, the agent and the client package. Below you will find all the detailed procedure. 

To install the package from the MED-V on the clients you need to check some prerequisites, as follows:

Windows 7 - Business, Professional or Ultimate

. Net Framework 3.5 SP1 - The. Net Framework 3.5 SP1 is already included by default in Windows 7

Active Directory - You can only run applications from the MED-V with Active Directory users, preventing its use in workgroup.

Windows Virtual PC - To run MED-V virtual machines is necessary to install Windows Virtual PC with the latest updates

MED-V Host Agent - Used for communication between the machine and configuring physical and virtual

Agent Installation

The MED-V  agent creates a communication channel between the virtual machine and the host system. It contains the features and settings of the MED-V.

To install the agent, follow the following procedures:

1. Double-click the file MEDV_Client_X86 or MEDV_Client_X64 and in the welcome screen click Next.

2. Accept the license terms and click Next.

3. Choose the installation folder and click Next.

4. To begin the installation, click Install.

To verify the installation, click Start> All Programs> Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization - Med V Host Agent.

MED-V Workspace Package Installation

Now your computer is ready to receive the package containing the MED-V virtual machine with the old applications.

To install the package, open the folder where the files were created and double-click setup.exe.

In the Welcome screen click Next.

Figure 1 - MED-V Package

Confirm the installation by clicking Install, as Figure 2.

Basically the installation process is quite simple and can be done by the user in some cases, such as notebook users, for example.

Figure 2 - Installation Confirmation

Wait for the installation is complete and click finish.

Figure 3 - MED-V package completion

At first use or first login a message is displayed as shown in figure 4. The messages displayed and the link can be configured during the MED-V package creation.

Figure 4 - First use

After a few minutes, clicking the Windows start menu and Virtual PC, users will see a folder with the package name installed and the applications that are published on the MED-V.

To accompany the initial settings, click Start> All Programs> Windows Virtual PC. There will be a virtual machine with the package name. Double-click the virtual machine and check the initial options. After finalizing the virtual machine shuts off automatically.

In the example below the package name is Windows XP Compatibility Applications and there are two legacy software: Media Player Classic and ICQ Lite. The user can run the file through a shortcut on the desktop as well.

Note that the end user has no interaction with the virtual machine. Applications are drawn from the virtual machine and presented, providing a friendly interface for use.

Figure 5 - Application of the MED-V

To install new software you can use a GPO or System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2. These two options are possible once the virtual machine MED-V is in the Active Directory domain. Otherwise, you can also install manually.

For applications that appear in the start menu you need to copy an application link within the virtual machine in the path C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu.

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