Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization v2 Beta Program available | How to deploy and manage with System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Add a comment octobre 13th, 2010

Hi all,

A great news, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization v2 Beta is available for download !

This version includes the ability to deploy and manage virtual machines with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 !!!

What’s New in this version?

  • No dedicated MED-V infrastructure to deploy – MED-V 2.0 workspaces are deployed and managed using existing electronic software distribution (ESD) systems, including System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 R2 or higher.
  • Streamlined sign-on to the MED-V workspace – Users can save their passwords for seamless sign-on to the MED-V workspace.
  • Automatic application publishing – New applications deployed to MED-V workspaces, including App-V virtual applications, are available to the Windows 7 host automatically.
  • My Documents and Desktop redirection – Legacy applications work just like locally installed applications when it comes to opening, saving and printing documents.
  • USB device/SmartCard support – USB devices, including thumb drives and Smartcard readers can be shared between the host and applications running in the MED-V workspace.
  • New Internet Explorer redirection options – IT administrators can redirect legacy web applications using wildcards (http://*.example.com), sites (http://www.example.com/hr), at the page-level (http://www.example.com/hr/benefits.asp) or by specifying a port (http://vpn.example.com:1234)
  • Automated guest hibernation at shutdown – The MED-V workspace is seamlessly suspended when the user logs off or shuts down the Windows 7 host.

Example of document content (how to distribute with SCCM) :

In this scenario, the administrator installs all of the components with System Center Configuration Manager (CM). Here the administrator makes sure that the MSIs are packaged appropriately for the CM and the content of the MSIs is accessible to the users via the CM. With CM, there is also the capability to do Task Sequencing to make sure that the order and integrity of the installs are correct. The packages will be distributed against a set of requirements (Window 7 machines in this department) and in a particular order – VPC, VPC Patch, MED-V Host Agent, and MED-V workspace and then the machine would need to be rebooted to complete the install. Once the machine is restarted, MED-V will start automatically – the RUNKEY entry for MED-V was entered during the MED-V workspace install – and the user will be prompted to complete FTS.

For read the complete document , download the MED-V Beta Documents and source available under:

Download the MED-V Beta documentation – https://connect.microsoft.com/medv/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=31799

Download the MEDV V2 beta source :- https://connect.microsoft.com/medv/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=31781

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