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MED-V URL redirection is not working and no *.mdvurl file is being created

Symptoms
Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V 2.0) URL redirection does not work and no temporary URL file *.mdvurl is created in %localappdata%\temp (e.g. C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpE38B.tmp.mdvurl).
Cause

This can occur if the URLs in the MED-V URL list are not valid.  An example would be a URL that has a trailing * such as:

http://www.msn.com*

Resolution
To resolve this , navigate to the following registry location and remove the trailing from any URL addresses listed.

HKLM\software\microsoft\medv\v2\UserExperience\RedirectUrls
More Information

The only issue relevant to this problem is addressed in the first blog post listed below, in the first section, regarding the creation of the temporary URL file containing the URL to pass the guest via RDPcopy (*.mdvurl). All the other issues that cause URL redirect failures outlined in these two articles do not exist in this scenario.

Understanding and Troubleshooting MED-V v2 URL Redirection
http://blogs.technet.com/b/medv/archive/2011/08/10/understanding-and-troubleshooting-med-v-v2-url-redirection.aspx

GPO Settings That Could Potentially Cause Issues with MED-V Features
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/5127.aspx#Internet_Explorer_Policies

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Article ID: 2671040 - Last Review: 02/13/2012 19:20:00 - Revision: 3.0

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 2.0

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