Deploy Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition with Jamf Pro


Looking for a straightforward way to deploy Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition in all Mac computers within your organization?  Jamf Pro may be the solution you’re looking for. 

What is Jamf Pro? 

Jamf Pro is an Apple device management solution used by IT administrators to configure and automate administration tasks for Mac devices. It offers features like: 

How to deploy Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition with Jamf Pro? 

Jamf Pro includes the “Software Distribution” functionality. You can use it to deploy the Parallels Desktop package to Mac computers. The pre-requisites for the package are: 

To deploy Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition with Jamf Pro you need to: 

  1. Add a distribution point 
  1. Add the Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition package to the distribution point 
  1. Install the package 
  1. Deploy the package 

Adding a file share distribution point 

A distribution point is a server that hosts the Parallels Desktop deployment package file. If your Jamf Pro installation does not have a distribution point, add one to host the package. For in-depth details on adding a distribution point, view our Administrator’s Guide.  

Adding the deployment package to the distribution point 

To add the deployment package to the distribution point: 

  1. Open the Jamf Admin app on the Mac and log in to your Jamf Pro server. 
  1. Drag the Parallels Desktop deployment package to the main repository area in the right pane. 

The package is uploaded to the master distribution point and appears in Jamf Admin as a zip archive.  

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You can also set other options as needed, such as adding a package to a category or changing the package priority. Indexing the package is not necessary when deploying it on the desired Macs. 

  1. Close the Jamf Admin after setting all the required options. 

Installing the package 

You can install the package on the target Mac computers by: 

Deploying the package 

Once the policy is retrieved by a Mac computer, it installs and activates Parallels Desktop. Once completed, the Mac user can start using Parallels Desktop immediately! 

Why Choose Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition?  

Not only can you deploy hundreds of installations in no time with Jamf Pro, but you can run business-critical applications with no trade-offs. Graphic-heavy and resource-hungry Windows applications run seamlessly, and it’s easy to administer with a single volume license key. 

What are you waiting for? Get your free trial of Parallels Desktop Business Edition!  

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