Monday, April 23, 2012 7:20 PM
Hi All, I need to do a POC of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V). Can somebody confirm from the steps for installation and whether MED-V installation setup available?
- Edited by Jain Gaurav Monday, April 23, 2012 7:20 PM
Monday, April 23, 2012 7:22 PM
Monday, April 23, 2012 7:26 PM
I'm sure others will have input on this but both version do things very differently. Version 1.0 is deigned to run the applications from a Virtual Machine which is hosted on a server (image repository) Each virtual Machine on the server has a MED-V Configuration installed on it, each user will have a MED-V agent installed on their Windows 7 Desktops. So you can install applications onto your VM's on the server and then choose to publish the application to certain users (using AD). In your case for webapps you set a list of URLs which get redirected using an IE6 on the VM but it's presented in the newer IE on the users desktop. It's pretty cool. The benefit of this method is that it can be easily centrally managed. Downside, no server access means no access to your apps and it requires backend so could be costly.
The other version is actually more like XP mode only more managed. You create your VM with whatever apps you want on it and deploy to the users. It means they can use them when offline too. Personally I don't like having the VM on the desktop but that's up to you.
The best solution of course would be get the web apps redeveloped because IE6 is becoming more and more of a risk.