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Managing MED-V Workspace Settings by Using the MED-V Workspace Packager

Updated: March 10, 2011

Applies To: Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 2.0

You can use the MED-V Workspace Packager to manage certain settings in the MED-V workspace.

To manage settings in a MED-V workspace

  1. To open the MED-V Workspace Packager , click Start , click All Programs , click Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization , and then click MED-V Workspace Packager .

  2. On the MED-V Workspace Packager main panel, click Manage Settings .

  3. In the Manage Settings window, you can configure the following MED-V workspace settings:

     

    Start MED-V workspace

    Choose whether to start the MED-V workspace at user logon, at first use, or to let the end user decide when the MED-V workspace starts.

    The MED-V workspace starts in one of two ways: either when the end user logs on or when they first perform an action that requires MED-V, such as opening a published application or entering a URL that requires redirection.

    You can either define this setting for the end user or let the end user control how MED-V starts.

    noteNote
    If you specify that the end user decides, the default behavior they experience is that the MED-V workspace starts when they log on. They can change the default by right-clicking the MED-V icon in the notification area and selecting MED-V User Settings . If you define this setting for the end user, they cannot change the way in which MED-V starts.

    Networking

    Select Shared or Bridged for your networking setting. The default is Shared .

    Shared - The MED-V workspace uses Network Address Translation (NAT) to share the host's IP for outgoing traffic.

    Bridged - The MED-V workspace has its own network address, typically obtained through DHCP.

    Store credentials

    Choose whether you want to store the end user credentials.

    The default behavior is that credential storing is disabled so that the end user must be authenticated every time that they log on.

    ImportantImportant
    Even though caching the end user’s credentials provides the best user experience, you should be aware of the risks involved.

    The end user’s domain credential is stored in a reversible format in the Windows Credential Manager. An attacker could write a program that retrieves the password and thus gain access to the user’s credentials. You can only lessen this risk by disabling the storing of end user credentials.

  4. Click Save as… to save the updated configuration settings in the specified folder. MED-V creates a registry file that contains the updated settings. Deploy the updated registry file by using Group Policy. For more information about how to use Group Policy, see Group Policy Software Installation (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=195931).

    MED-V also creates a Windows PowerShell script in the specified folder that you can use to re-create this updated registry file.

See Also

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