Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS Documentation
To run 1-2 simple applications
For active multitasking and resource-intensive applications
|Processor||Intel Core i5 or i7
AMD Ryzen 5 or 7
|Intel Core i5 or i7 + fan cooling
AMD Ryzen 5 or 7 + fan cooling
|Memory||8GB||16GB or more|
|Storage||128 GB||256GB or more|
|Supported Devices with Parallels included||
To provide Windows applications to users of low-end devices consider Parallels Remote Application Server.
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 or Chrome Education Upgrade licenses are required and can be acquired either with Chrome Enterprise devices or separately. Learn more.
Microsoft Windows image and Windows license are required.
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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