How To Install Parallel Tools

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Installing Parallels Tools in a Windows Guest OS

Windows

If you created your virtual machine using the Express Windows mode, Parallels Tools were installed automatically after the installation of the Windows guest operating system.

Re: Installing Parallels Tools Thank you! I was able to install kernel sources in the way you suggested, but when I tried to install 'gcc' - also requested by the Parallels Tool installer - YaSTSoftware Management asked me to insert the openSUSE CD. To install Parallels Tools, do the following: Start the virtual machine. When the guest OS boots up, click the Virtual Machine menu and choose Install Parallels Tools. Note: If the Install Parallels Tools option is grayed out, make sure that Parallels Tools can be installed in your guest operating system. Now that Parallels have updated their Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac (Build 8.0.18483) software to support the Linux 3.7 Kernel here's how you can install Parallels Tools on the latest Kali operating system. Power on your Kali VM and login as root Select Virtual Machine Install Parallels Tools from the Parallels menu bar once logged. I have installed a new RPM-based Linux virtual machine and now I want to install Parallels Tools in it. Important: Before installing Parallels Tools we recommend to update your Linux virtual machine to the latest kernel version and reboot the virtual machine.

If your virtual machine was created in the Typical or Custom mode, do the following to install Parallels Tools in it:

  1. Start the virtual machine and log in to the guest operating system.
  2. When the guest OS boots up, connect the Parallels Tools ISO image by choosing the Install Parallels Tools option from the Virtual Machine menu.

    If the Install Parallels Tools option is grayed out, make sure that Parallels Tools can be installed in your guest operating system. To see the list of guest OSs supported by Parallels Tools, refer to the Parallels Tools Overview section in Parallels Workstation Extreme Help available through the Help menu.

  3. In the Welcome window, click Install. The wizard will start the automatic installation.
  4. When the installation is complete, click Reboot to exit the wizard and restart the virtual machine.

If the Parallels Tools installation does not start automatically, you can launch it manually:

How to install parallel tools
  1. Start the virtual machine and log in to the guest operating system.
  2. When the guest OS boots up, connect the Parallels Tools ISO image by right-clicking the CD/DVD-ROM icon in the virtual machine's window status bar and choosing Connect Image.
  3. Open the following folder:
    • In 32-bit Windows:C:Program FilesParallelsParallels Workstation ExtremeTools
    • In 64-bit Windows:C:Program Files (x86)ParallelsParallels Workstation ExtremeTools

    Select the prl-tools-win.iso file, and click Open to connect it to the virtual machine.

  4. In the virtual machine, open My Computer and double-click the Parallels Tools disc icon to expand its contents.

    If the installation wizard does not launch automatically, right-click the disc, choose Open from the shortcut menu, and double-click Setup.exe to launch the installer.

  5. Follow the wizard's instructions to complete the installation.

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To edit the settings of Parallels Tools installed in your virtual machine, use the Services pane of the Virtual Machine Configuration dialog.

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How to check if Parallels Tools are installed

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If you are not sure whether Parallels Tools are installed, you can easily check this. Start your virtual machine and look at the status bar of its window: if the tip 'Press Ctrl + Alt to release the mouse and keyboard' appears in the status bar of the virtual machine's window, this means that Parallels Tools are not installed. When Parallels Tools are installed, you do not need to press any key to release the mouse and keyboard - they are released automatically.