Hyper-V Program Manager
Last week MED-V 1.0 SP1 was released as part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2010 refresh. This update adds some key new functionality:
Note that MED-V 1.0 SP1 still only supports Virtual PC 2007 SP1, so you will be running Virtual PC 2007 SP1 on Windows 7 (not Windows Virtual PC). That said – I am still really happy to see this come out as it means that I can get rid of my last Vista computers and have Windows 7 everywhere.
It also means that I can use native VHD booting for my MED-V demo environment :-)
Existing MDOP customers can download the MDOP 2010 Refresh at the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC). For people with MSDN / TechNet subscriptions, the MDOP 2010 Refresh can be downloaded from MSDN and TechNet.
If you do not know what MED-V is or why you should care – if you need to use Virtual PC to solve an application compatibility problem on more than half-a-dozen computers – you need to be looking at MED-V to provide a deployment and management solution for your virtual machines. More details hare here: www.microsoft.com/med-v
Hi. It is interesting what version of Integration features included with MED-V 1.0 SP1 and could it be obtained for regular Windows 7 users?
Right now, I use Windows 7 x86, Windows Virtual PC on top of it, and virtualized Windows 2000 SP4 with VMAdditions from Virual PC 2007 SP1 v13.823 installed.
I've got some problems:
1) clipboard doesn't shared between host and guest (of course Integrations features are on)
2) device manager on guest shows question marked device located on "Bridge Intel 82371AB/EB PCI - ISA"
3) network speed is near 6Mb/sec in shared NAT mode, in bridged mode it is very awfull and almost unusable - only 8Kbytes/sec with the host!
Could problems all or some of problems mentioned be solved with new VMAdditions?
Host computer is rather old (Celeron D340@3,3Ghz) and without hardware-assisted virtualization, by the way.
I think the main problem of MED-V is that is difficult to configure for the first use. And is a non-Microsoft stile what makes it less intuitive than other Microsoft products. But it is a very useful tool.
Windows 2000 is not supported on Windows Virtual PC - which is why all the features you mention are not available. There are no updated Windows 2000 components that will enable this functionality.
Many thanks, Ben!
Hope upgrading Windows 2000 to XP solves all or most of the issues. I shall try.