Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise Documentation

System Requirements for Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise

Recommended Hardware:

To run 1-2 simple applications
Best Performance
For active multitasking and resource-intensive applications
Processor Intel Core i5 or i7 Intel Core i5 or i7 + fan cooling
Memory 8GB 16GB or more
Storage 128 GB 256GB or more

To provide Windows applications to users of low-end devices consider Parallels Remote Application Server.

Preferred Devices

  • HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Enterprise
  • HP Pro c640 Chromebook Enterprise
  • Google Pixelbook
  • Google Pixelbook Go
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 713
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 13
  • Dell Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Chromebook Enterprise
  • Dell Latitude 5400 Chromebook Enterprise
  • Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip C436FA

Chrome OS version

Chrome OS version 85 or later. See release notes for latest updates.

Google Admin console

The Google Admin console is used to set up an organizational unit, users, and to configure Parallels Desktop related properties. To perform these tasks, you must be a super admin or an admin with sufficient privileges in the Google Admin console.
Please note that Chrome Enterprise Upgrade licenses are required and can be acquired either with Chrome Enterprise devices or separately. Learn more.

Microsoft Windows

To prepare a Parallels Desktop Windows image to be deployed on Chromebooks, you need a Windows 10 disc image (ISO file) and a Windows license. The ISO image can be downloaded from the Microsoft website. Enterprise customers can use their existing Windows licenses and agreement with Microsoft.

Corporate storage server

To deploy a Windows virtual machine image on user devices, you need a corporate storage server from where the image can be downloaded to individual Chromebooks in your organization via HTTP or HTTPS. CDN is recommended for very large deployments.

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