Can I start Parallels automatically when Mac OS Starts up? How?

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by GarryB, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. GarryB

    GarryB

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    I would like to automatically startup Parallels and subsequently Windows 8.1 virtual machine when I start my Mac Mini. I've tried putting a Parallels alias in the Mac Startup folder in the Library, but it tells me it is an "insecure" startup item and won't execute it. How can I do this?
     
  2. Looran@Parallels

    Looran@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Hi GarryB,

    Please set Windows to start when Parallels Desktop starts from Virtual Machine menu => Configure=> Options=>Start up & shutdown=>Choose ''when Parallels Desktop starts'' under Start automatically.

    To add Parallels Desktop for Mac to Login items on your Mac, please follow the steps below:

    Log in to Mac OS X as the user who wishes to have a login item
    Choose System Preferences => User's and Group from the Apple menu.
    Choose Login Items
    Click Add + sign.
    Select Applications => Parallels Desktop for Mac in the dialog box that appears.
    Click Add
    Parallels Desktop would launch automatically when Mac starts.
     
  3. GarryB

    GarryB

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    Excellent. I'd forgotten there even was a "Login Items" tab on Users in System Preferences. Works like a charm. Thank you.
     
  4. Looran@Parallels

    Looran@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Your most Welcome!
     
  5. MathiasF2

    MathiasF2 Bit Poster

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    My users are active Directory User so there is no possibility to set the startup option after login because no user is local created. how can I set up parallels for all users to start my vm after login?
     
  6. DebasmitaM@Parallels

    DebasmitaM@Parallels Staff Member

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    Hello, please follow this KB article for starting Parallels Desktop automatically after Mac starts.
     

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