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How to Set Up Script Actions

Updated: April 1, 2010

Applies To: Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 1.0, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 1.0 SP1

The script actions editor allows the administrator to create actions to be performed during MED-V workspace setup, as well as to define the order in which they are performed.

The following is a list of actions that can be added to the domain setup script:

  • Restart Windows—Restart Windows.

  • Join Domain—If joining a domain, include this action and configure the user name, password, fully qualified domain name, NetBIOS domain name, and organization unit (optional).

  • Check Connectivity—Configure a server to connect to and verify that the MED-V workspace can connect to a network resource (such as the domain server).

  • Command Line—Configure a script in the MED-V workspace, and enter a command line that includes the path of the script and the script arguments.

  • Rename Computer—Rename the virtual machine computer based on the defined settings.

  • Disable Auto-Logon—Disable Windows Auto-Logon. This action should be added at the end of scripts that add the computer to the domain.

How to Set Up Script Actions

To set up script actions

  1. On the VM Setup tab, click Script Editor.

  2. In the Script Actions dialog box, click Add, and on the submenu, click the desired actions.

  3. Configure the actions as described in the following tables.

    noteNote
    Rename Computer is configured in the VM Settings tab. For more information, see How to Configure VM Computer Name Pattern Properties.

    noteNote
    To rename a computer, Windows must be restarted. It is recommended to add a Restart Windows action following a Rename Computer action.

  4. Set the order of the actions by selecting an action and clicking Up or Down.

  5. Click OK.

noteNote
When running the Join Domain script, for the script to work, the user logged into the MED-V workspace virtual machine must have local administrator rights.

noteNote
When running the Disable Auto-Logon script, it is recommended to disable the local guest account used for the auto-logon once the initial setup is complete.

Join Domain Properties

Property Description

Credentials to use when joining the VM to the domain

Select one of the following credentials to use when joining the VM to the domain:

  • Use MED-V credentials—The end-user credentials.

  • Use the following credentials—The credentials specified; enter a user name and password in the corresponding fields.

noteNote
The credentials you enter are visible to all MED-V workspace users. It is not recommended to provide domain administrator credentials.

Domain to join

Select one of the following:

  • Use the domain name utilized in starting the Workspace—Join the domain entered by the end user when logging into the MED-V client.

    To define the mapping from NetBIOS to fully qualified domain names, click Global domain mapping table. In the global domain mapping table, click Add, enter a NetBIOS domain name and a Fully qualified domain name, and click OK.

  • Use the following domain name—Join the domain specified; enter a domain name and NetBIOS domain name in the corresponding fields.

Organization Unit

An organization unit (OU) may be specified to join the computer to a specific OU. The format must follow an OU distinguished name: OU=<Organization Unit>,<Domain Controller> (for example, OU=QATest, DC=il, DC=MED-V, DC=com).

WarningWarning
Only a single level OU is supported as is shown in the example above.

Check Connectivity Properties

Property Description

IP Address

The IP Address of the server that you are verifying connection to.

Port

The port of the server that you are verifying connection to.

Timeout

The number of seconds to wait for a response before timing out.

Command-Line Properties

Property Description

Path

The path of the command line.

Arguments

Command-line arguments.

Wait for exit

Select the check box to wait for a return before continuing with the script actions.

Fail on error

Select this check box if the return is anything but the value specified.

Enter the value that will indicate the command as a success.

Default: 0

Perform only once

Select this check box to run the command line only once. If the script fails or is canceled, this command will not be performed again.

This command line causes a restart of Windows in the Workspace

Select this check box if the command line causes a restart after completion.

Allow interaction

Select this check box if the command will require user interaction.

Progress message

Message to be displayed to the user while the command is running.

Failure message

Message to be displayed to the user if the command fails.

When configuring the command-line action, several variables can be used as defined in the following table.

 

Parameter Value Description

%MEDVUser%

An authenticated user name.

MED-V authenticated user name. The user name and password can be used in the join domain VM setup script.

%MEDVPassword%

An authenticated password.

MED-V authenticated password. The user name and password can be used in the join domain VM setup script.

%MEDVDomain%

Configured domain.

The domain configured in the MED-V authentication. It can be used on the VM setup script.

%DesiredMachineName%

Computer name.

The unique computer name configured in the management application. It can be used in the VM setup script.

See Also

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