Windows 7 XP Mode User Experience
This is a follow-up posting to “Windows 7 XP Mode Explained.”
In the demos, I walk through an application incompatibility scenario. The application, Stock Viewer, was specifically developed for the Windows XP environment. When running in the Windows 7 environment, the application introduced a permission issue because the application required elevated privileges. In Windows 7, by default, applications run with minimal privileges. Later, a browser issue surfaced. The application was looking for a specific version of Internet Explorer (IE), (in this case IE6), while the IE8 browser is available in Windows 7. By installing the Stock Viewer application in Windows XP Mode, (i.e. as a Windows XP SP3 virtual machine within Windows 7), and by integrating with the All Programs menu of the Windows 7 host, a user can now run the Stock Viewer application directly from Windows 7.
Note that Windows XP Mode by itself is designed for a small business environment and does not include a central management solution for policy enforcement, configuration management, monitoring, metering, reporting, etc. When deploying a local desktop virtualization solution to an enterprise environment, Microsoft recommends using Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V).
Published Date: December 23, 2009
Presented By: Yung Chou
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