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  • MED-V (Enteprise Desktop Virtualization)

    Hi guys,

    I'm currently struggling to disable MED-V from starting up automatically when my windows 7 host is started. Anyone has any ideas how to achieve this? The MED-V automatically starts up a virtual machine that sucks 4GB of the available ram and it takes forever to start it up and then to close it down.

    I've tried editing the registry key start automatically in HKEY Local Machine Software -Microsoft - MEDv - v2> User Experience LogonStartEnabled > '0' ; No Go.

    Furthermore I tried disabling the service from msconfig. This didn't do the trick either, the MED-v package (VM) is still started on computer start.

    Help?!

    Thank you in advance.
    Alex

  • #2
    Re: MED-V (Enteprise Desktop Virtualization)

    Not an expert with this one but as far as I know, MED-V allows you to centralise the policy and VM rollout. Is there a policy you can change at the back end?

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    • #3
      Re: MED-V (Enteprise Desktop Virtualization)

      Well, I don't have access to the MED-V management console; I only have the laptop on which the MED-V runs, probably as you say deployed via a global policy. However I can't change the policy, I can only do something at the registry/msconfig/services level. Is there something I can do then?

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      • #4
        Re: MED-V (Enteprise Desktop Virtualization)

        Since (IIRC) it is just a variation on Virtual PC, you could try blocking/disabling that
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: MED-V (Enteprise Desktop Virtualization)

          You can configured the default workspace (as MED-V terminology calls it) and whether or not it lauches automatically via XML config doc.

          Info here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...um=w7itprovirt

          I did go through all this when I was studying for the 70-669 but it's fading.
          Regards,
          Jeremy

          Network Consultant/Engineer
          Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
          www.gma-cpa.com

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          • #6
            Re: MED-V (Enteprise Desktop Virtualization)

            Thank you all for your reaction.
            I actually studied the link listed below but it was useless because there is no such folder MED-V in %LOCALAPPDATA%. Anyways, a temp solution, killed the virtual pc and renamed the virtual machine file and the virtual hard disk. That should've solved it for good

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            • #7
              Re: MED-V (Enteprise Desktop Virtualization)

              Glad to hear. Just through interest, did you use MDOP to install MED-V? I was wondering if you are not actually using MED-V, only the Windows 7 feature for Virtual PC. MED-V allows you to centralise the rollout and policy to a considerable number of PCs.

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              • #8
                Re: MED-V (Enteprise Desktop Virtualization)

                MED-V also allows for the packaging of workspaces to be deployed to unmaged computers. So centralized policies aren't always in play.
                Regards,
                Jeremy

                Network Consultant/Engineer
                Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
                www.gma-cpa.com

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