Parallels Desktop for Mac
Enterprise Edition

The simplest, easiest way to bring Windows applications to Mac.

Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition is the best way to provide Windows applications on Macs for your employees. Built upon the world’s best desktop virtualization solution, it adds centralized administration and management capabilities to keep IT in control of virtual machines.

Additional business features for companies large and small include:

  • Centralized licensed management – unified activation key eliminates manual management of individual keys
  • Mass provisioning – deploy your corporate image to users and keep administration with the IT team
  • Maintain corporate compliance – set-up restricted virtual machines
  • Secure virtual machines – set expiration dates, block USB drive from removing corporate data
  • Premier support – business-level support including 24/7 phone and email support options
  • Best-in-class user experience– happy end users means happy IT team!
Features Parallels Desktop 9 Parallels Desktop
Enterprise Edition
Full support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Windows 8.1
In-product downloads of security and anti-virus trial software for Windows and Mac
Removed in-product notifications
Removed in-product third-party offerings
Simple deployment with unified volume license activation key
Restrict end users from changing VM settings
Restrict end users from creating new VMs
Create expiring virtual machines
Block access to USB port
Support for up to 16 CPUs and 64 GB RAM
Support for mass deployment of virtual machines
Run virtual machines in “headless” mode
Delay boot of VMs following power outage
Subscription includes free upgrades
24/7 priority phone and email access included
Configurable software update policy and local update server option
Customized in-product “Request Support” option
Configurable policies via SCCM and Parallels Mac Management

Centralized Management for Macs and Virtual Machines

If your company uses Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to manage PCs, you can easily extend it to
manage your Macs, Parallels Desktop Enterprise Edition and your approved corporate Windows image.

Learn more about Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM.

Please contact us to get more information or schedule a demo:
usentsales@parallels.com
+1 (425) 282-6448

Testimonials & Video

Perfect Solution

Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition was a perfect solution for our group. The ability to roll out efficiently with minimal effort for our techs is crucial. It's no fuss and enables us to meet all the growing needs of our user base. Read Full Case Study

Michael Scarpelli
Technical Support Manager
La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology

Solid

Choosing Parallels Desktop for Mac has proven to be a solid solution for our organization. With their continued focus on quality product improvements and new features, they've distinguished themselves as a virtualization platform I can count on.

Todd Thiel
IT Director
Veeva Systems

Essential

Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition is an essential tool for putting platforms aside and focusing on learning opportunities. Students have never been more prepared to enter today's dynamic workforce.

John Hanlon
Business Solutions Manager, in IT
Oklahoma Christian University

Easy to Deploy and Support

Parallels was able to provide us a Windows on Mac solution that was easy to deploy, manage, and support. Read Full Case Study

Head of Apple Desktop Engineering
Major Medical Center in California


Videos

Watch a tutorial on creating a mass deployment package
Macs in the Enterprise —
Compatibility Across Platforms
How to Deploy Parallels Desktop with JAMF Casper Suite

Support & Documentation

With the Enterprise Edition, IT departments can support the Macs that business units want while maintaining compliance to company standards. Below are some frequently asked questions and helpful documentation.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a Parallels Desktop for Mac system administrator, please contact the Parallels Support team with the Support code that you received when you enrolled in the program.  If you are not, please contact your system administrator directly to resolve the issue with Parallels Desktop.

No, you will not need to complete any additional registration steps for Parallels Desktop Enterprise Edition.

For instructions on how to upgrade to Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac, please refer to KB116993.

Please check the following KB article to learn more about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac: KB117014.

To learn how to easily reclaim hard disk space in your virtual machines please refer to KB114654.

Documentation

Document Name Format
Readme for Parallels Desktop RTF | PDF
Getting Started With Parallels Desktop PDF
Parallels Desktop User's Guide HTML | ZIP | PDF
Parallels Transporter Agent User's Guide ZIP
Parallels Python API Reference ZIP
Parallels Desktop Enterprise Edition Mass Deployment Guide ZIP | PDF
Parallels C API Reference CHM | ZIP | PDF
Parallels Command Line Reference Guide ZIP | PDF
Parallels Virtualization SDK Programmer's Guide CHM | ZIP | PDF
Running Parallels Desktop as Server PDF

Parallels Desktop Enterprise Support Resources

For additional Parallels Desktop Enterprise support options including additional KB articles, video tutorials and product documentation, please visit our product support page.

System Requirements

Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Requirements

Hardware Requirements
  • 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 of memory is recommended to run Windows 7 in a virtual machine or if your host OS is Lion)
  • About 850 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
  • 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

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*
32-bit Operating Systems
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • 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
64-bit Operating Systems
  • Windows 8.1
  • 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 Mavericks 10.9
  • 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.