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End-to-End Planning Scenario for MED-V 2.0

Updated: March 10, 2011

Applies To: Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 2.0

This sample scenario for Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) 2.0 helps you achieve your goal of planning your MED-V deployment by using multiple scenarios end-to-end. You can think of this sample scenario as a case study that helps put the individual scenarios and procedures in context.

This section provides basic information and directions for planning you MED-V deployment as an end-to-end solution in your enterprise.

MED-V Planning Step-by-Step Scenario

The topics in this step-by-step scenario include the following:

  • High-Level Architecture discusses the high-level system architecture and component design of MED-V 2.0. MED-V enhances Windows Virtual PC to run two operating systems on one device, adding virtual image delivery, Group Policy-based provisioning, and centralized management. By using MED-V, you can easily configure, deploy, and manage corporate Windows Virtual PC images on any Windows-based desktop running Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Windows 7 Ultimate.

  • Define and Plan your MED-V Deployment discusses the considerations for planning your MED-V 2.0 deployment. This topic provides direction about identifying the systems in your enterprise that receive MED-V and calculating disk space requirements. This topic also helps evaluate your existing infrastructure and determines how it can be used for MED-V deployment.

  • MED-V 2.0 Best Practices discusses the recommended best practices for planning, installing, deploying, and managing MED-V 2.0 in your environment. These best practices include recommendations that produce faster run times, better operability during first time setup, increased performance, and better virtual machine management.

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