Virtual Desktop Installation: How to Install Parallels RAS

Follow the steps shown below to deploy your virtual desktop installation with Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS).

  1. Download Parallels RAS. Make sure you have administrative privileges on the computer before running the installation file. Note the software requirements for each Parallels RAS component:
  1. Double-click the RASInstaller.msi file to launch the Parallels RAS installation wizard. Click Next.


  1. Read and accept the licensing terms. Click Next.
  1. Now we need to specify the location where Parallels RAS will be installed. Select the default path or change the location by clicking the Change… button. When you have selected the destination folder, click Next to continue.
  1. Proceed to the Select Installation Type page and select Parallels Remote Application Server, which is the default option and will install Parallels RAS Console, RAS Management Portal, RAS Publishing Agent, RAS Secure Client Gateway, RAS RD Session Host Agent, RAS PowerShell, and RAS Web Administration Service on the same machine. Click Next.
     If you need to install a particular Parallels RAS component on a different server, you can run the installation wizard again, select the Custom option, and choose the components you wish to install.
  1. On the Firewall Settings page, select Automatically add firewall rules to configure the firewall on this computer for Parallels RAS to work properly. Click Next.
  1. Review the notice on the Important Notice wizard page. The information will be displayed here if there is a port conflict on your computer. Click Next.
  1. Select if you want to install the single sign-on (SSO) component. In this example, we select Do not install single sign-on component. Click Next.
  1. Now that all the settings and configurations have been made, you are ready to install Parallels RAS. Click Install to proceed.
  1. When the installation process has finished, click Finish to end the installation, and the Parallels RAS Console will be launched automatically. Note that a server restart is required to complete installation.