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How to Back Up and Restore a MED-V Server

Updated: April 1, 2010

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

XML files located on the server can be backed up and then restored in case of loss of data on the server.

To back up a MED-V server

  • Back up the following files, located in <InstallDir>\Servers\ConfigurationServer:

    If the configuration has been changed from the default, the files might be stored in a different location.

    • ClientPolicy.xml

    • ClientSettings.xml

    • ConfigurationFiles.xml

    • OrganizationPolicy.xml

    • WorkspaceKeys.xml

    The ServerSettings.xml file can be backed up as well. However, if a specific configuration has been changed (for example, on the original server, the MED-V VMS directory is located in "C:\Vms" and such a directory does not exist on the new server), it can cause an error.

To restore a MED-V server

  1. Install a new MED-V server.

  2. Copy the backup files to the following directory:


  3. Restart the MED-V service.

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