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How do I get a Windows XP Mode VM to join our AD?

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    RodAtWork

    The subject line/title says it all.

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    AndyC

    Assuming you've got networking working on it properly, you just boot the VM in VirtualPC and domain join it as per usual.

    I'm not sure whether it's officially a "supported scenario" or not though, as various domain policies may well break some of the XP Mode functionality. I think that MED-V was the preferred route for scenarios that needed domain-joined XP VMs (it's been a while since I looked into it).

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    RodAtWork

    , AndyC wrote

    Assuming you've got networking working on it properly, you just boot the VM in VirtualPC and domain join it as per usual.

    I'm not sure whether it's officially a "supported scenario" or not though, as various domain policies may well break some of the XP Mode functionality. I think that MED-V was the preferred route for scenarios that needed domain-joined XP VMs (it's been a while since I looked into it).

    I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you earlier.  I was very busy standing up a new web server, migrating all of the web sites to it, etc.  I'm only now checking my RSS feeds.

    MED-V? What's that?  Should I stop work on the Virtual-PC, delete it, and start all over with MED-V?  Being able to join our domain is essential, so I've got to get this right.

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    blowdart

    , RodAtWork wrote

    MED-V? What's that?  Should I stop work on the Virtual-PC, delete it, and start all over with MED-V?  Being able to join our domain is essential, so I've got to get this right.

    MED-V virtualizes apps from a central server. So everyone works off the same instance of the virtualized app, allowing easy management and updating. If you want to have virtualized apps on every desktop then yea, it's a far better option.

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    RodAtWork

    @blowdart: Thank you for explaining MED-V.  In our environment it doesn't make sense, but now I know and so won't pursue it.

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