How to Deploy a MED-V Workspace Manually
In some instances, you might want to deploy your MED-V workspace manually, for example, if your company does not use an electronic software distribution system to deploy applications.
This section provides instruction about how to manually deploy a MED-V workspace.
To deploy a MED-V workspace manually
Copy all prerequisite applications and the MED-V workspace package files to a shared drive or to a DVD. The following is a list of the required applications and files.
Windows Virtual PC. For more information, see Configure Installation Prerequisites.
Windows Virtual PC Additions and Updates. For more information, see Configure Installation Prerequisites.
MED-V Host Agent Installation File – installs the Host Agent (MED-V_HostAgent_Setup installation file).
Close Internet Explorer before you install the MED-V Host Agent, otherwise conflicts can occur later with URL redirection. You can also do this by specifying a computer restart during a distribution.
- **MED-V Workspace Installer, VHD, and Setup Executable** – created with the **MED-V Workspace Packager**. For more information, see [Create a MED-V Workspace Package](create-a-med-v-workspace-package.md). **Important** The compressed VHD file (.medv) and the Setup executable program (setup.exe) must be in the same folder as the MED-V workspace installer.
Install the following in the order listed. The end user can perform this task manually or you can create a script to install the following:
Windows Virtual PC and the Windows Virtual PC additions and updates. A computer restart is required.
The MED-V Host Agent.
If it is running, Internet Explorer must be restarted before the installation of the MED-V Host Agent can finish.
- The MED-V workspace package. Install the MED-V workspace by running the setup.exe program that is included in the MED-V workspace package files.
Complete first time setup.
After the MED-V workspace is installed, you have the option of starting MED-V. This starts the MED-V Host Agent. You can either start MED-V at that time, or start the MED-V Host Agent later to complete first time setup.
To start the MED-V Host Agent, click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, and then click MED-V Host Agent.