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Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition

Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition is the simple, secure, and cost-effective way to address the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend and support approved Windows applications on Macs. Say YES! to Macs while meeting your internal requirements.

Built on the world’s best-selling, top-rated, most-trusted solution for running Windows applications on the Mac, our Enterprise Edition adds the capabilities that help IT administrators and purchasing agents save time and money.

Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition

Large-scale deployment of Parallels Desktop for Mac

Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition - Overview

With Parallels Desktop for Mac, your Mac users can seamlessly run both Windows and Mac OS X applications side-by-side with speed, control and confidence. Business users can experience as much or as little Windows as they want. Multiple view modes make it possible for users to customize the level of integration between Mac and Windows without compromising performance. Best of all, IT can lock down, secure, and control the settings that matter most.

Configurable, policy-compliant solution
Our Mass Deployment application lets you centrally configure and control Parallels Desktop. Pre-configuring virtual machines allows "lights-out" deployment, and saves you time because new Macs can be deployed in a matter of minutes instead of hours or days using standard Mac management tools.

Simplify license management
Simplify license management with a unified activation key and eliminate the burden of managing multiple license keys.

All-inclusive subscription license
Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition subscriptions are an all-inclusive offering. This offering includes business class support with priority phone and email access, ongoing software updates, major version upgrades and access to beta software.

Parallels Desktop for Mac Standard Edition Enterprise Edition
Simple deployment with unified volume license activation key  
Annual subscription license includes free upgrades to new versions  
Business class support with 24/7 priority phone and email access  
World’s most powerful, best-performing solution for running Windows applications on a Mac without rebooting
Drag & Drop and Copy & Paste between Mac and Windows applications
Use the Parallels Access app for iPad to remotely access both your Mac and Windows applications
In product downloads of security and anti-virus software for Windows and Mac*  
In product download of backup software included**  
Customized in-product “Request Support” option  
Configurable software update policy and local update server option  
Parallels Tools can update without administrator password (configurable)  

*30-day complimentary subscription plus special offer; Requires software download.

**For Windows only.

Parallels And Our Partners Can Help With BYOD

Even if you don't have a formal BYOD program, the new reality is that there are personal devices in your business. Smartphones, iPads, and Macs are there, and you might not realize the risks they present. Parallels and our partners can help. We partner with leaders in security and management to offer solutions that make it easier to keep up with these changes.

Parallels Management Suite for SCCM

From Parallels, the industry leader in making Windows and Mac work together seamlessly, comes the Parallels Management Suite Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. Our first offering, Parallels Management-Mac is the easy way to extend your existing SCCM infrastructure to fully manage Macs with the same tools, processes and people who manage your PCs. Combined with Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition, you have a complete solution to manage your policy compliant Windows stack on Macs as well. Future release will extend SCCM to fully manage iOS and Android devices as well.

JAMF Software: Mac Deployment and Management

Creators of the Casper Suite, JAMF Software develops exclusively for the Apple platform. Their software offers great breadth and depth functionality for IT managers including inventory, package building, image management, remote imaging, remote updates, iOS mobile device management, and a powerful framework for automated support.

If you are using Casper Suite to manage your Apple devices, it is a great way to manage your Parallels Desktop for Mac virtual machines as well.

Watch a webinar on how Parallels and JAMF work together.


Inside your organization, a flood of personal mobile devices catches you by surprise. Whether or not you have a formal "bring your own device" (BYOD) policy, you have personal devices accessing your network. Outside, the mobile ecosystem is growing exponentially in complexity and security risks. Mobilisafe's unique Mobile Risk Management solution allows your employees to use the device they want while you secure your company data. Simple to set up, with Mobilisafe you can eliminate risks from mobile devices in minutes.

System Requirements

The hardware and software requirements for Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition are:

  • A Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor (Core Solo and Core Duo processors are no longer supported)
  • Minimum 2 GB of memory (4 GB or more of memory is recommended to run Windows 7 in a virtual machine or if your host OS is Lion)
  • About 700 MB of disk space on the boot volume (Macintosh HD) for Parallels Desktop installation
  • About 15 GB of disk space for each virtual machine

Software Requirements
  • OS X Mavericks 10.9 (when available)
  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4
  • Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 or later
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or later

Note: Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.x is not supported in this version of Parallels Desktop.

To get information about your Mac OS X version, type of processor, and amount of memory, choose About This Mac from the Apple menu.

Note: Internet connection is required for product activation, updates, and select features.

Supported Guest Operating Systems*
  • Windows 8 with: Windows 8, 8.1 (when available)
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Vista SP0, SP1, SP2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, SP2, SP1, SP0
  • Windows Server 2003 R2, SP2, SP1, SP0
  • Windows XP Professional SP3, SP2, SP1, SP0
  • Windows XP Home SP3, SP2, SP1, SP0
  • Windows 2000 Professional SP4
  • Windows 2000 Server SP4
  • Windows NT 4.0 Server SP6
  • Windows NT 4.0 Workstation SP6
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 3.11
  • MS-DOS 6.22
  • Red Hat Enterprise 6.x, 5.x, 4.x
  • Fedora 17, 16, 15
  • Ubuntu 12.04, 11.10, 11.04, 10.10, 10.04
  • CentOS 5.x, 4.x
  • Debian 6.0, 5.0
  • Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
  • Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
  • OpenSUSE Linux 12.1, 11.4
  • Mandriva 2011, 2010
  • Solaris 10
  • Open Solaris 2009.06
  • Chrome OS
  • FreeBSD 8.x, 7.x
  • OS/2 Warp 4.5, 4
  • eComStation 1.2
  • Mac OS X Leopard Server 10.5.x
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6.x
  • Android OS

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Vista SP0, SP1, SP2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, SP2, SP1, SP0
  • Windows Server 2003 R2, SP2, SP1, SP0
  • Windows XP Professional SP2
  • Red Hat Enterprise 6.x, 5.x
  • Fedora 17, 16, 15
  • Ubuntu 12.04, 11.10, 11.04, 10.10, 10.04
  • CentOS 6.x, 5.x
  • Debian 6.0, 5.0
  • Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
  • Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2
  • OpenSUSE Linux 12.1, 11.4
  • Mandriva 2011, 2010
  • Solaris 10
  • Open Solaris 2009.06
  • Oracle Solaris 11
  • FreeBSD 8.x,7.x
  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8
  • Mac OS X Lion 10.7x
  • Mac OS X Lion Server 10.7.x
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6.x
  • Mac OS X Leopard Server 10.5.x

* Virtual machine operating systems - such as Windows, Linux, and Solaris - are not included.

Support Macs in Education

Academic institutions of all sizes are facing technology challenges. Shrinking funding, rising tuition, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) reality. The new world of technology requires new tools to respond and ensure that the students graduating are equipped to succeed.

Support BYOD for students, faculty and staff
Reduced funding levels and the rise of BYOD means that academic institutions everywhere are seeing an explosion of Macs, iPads and iPhones. We can help. Using Parallels Desktop Enterprise Edition, anyone on campus can use any Mac or Windows app needed for study, all from one Mac. Add the Parallels Mobile app for iOS devices and students, faculty and staff can access and us all of their Mac and Windows applications even if they don't have their Mac with them.

If your institution uses Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager to manage PCs and other Windows devices, our first Parallels Management Suite offering, Parallels Management - Mac, can extend your existing tools, policies and procedures to manage the Macs on your network.

Save time, money and space
By using Parallels Desktop to run multiple operating systems on a single computer, you can stretch your hardware budget farther than ever. Labs need less space and use less energy, so you save operating costs as well. Plus if a virtual machine is corrupted, it's easy to just delete it and copy a fresh one to the Mac, rather than spending days rebuilding the Mac from the ground up.

Prepare students for the real world
New technologies being used in classrooms and for assignments mean that students and faculty need to be able to use a variety of technologies. In addition, the workplace your students are headed toward is a cross-platform world. By using Macs to run Windows applications, students can be well prepared using just one computer.

Academic discounts maximize your budget
Special academic pricing is available for Parallels Desktop for institutions of all sizes. Plus our Parallels Desktop Enterprise subscription dramatically simplifies deployment and means you'll always have the latest version of Parallels Desktop. Contact us today so that we can create a customized licensing plan tailed to your school's needs.

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