Control virtual machine from sccm through parallels

Discussion in 'Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM' started by Steffen1, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Steffen1

    Steffen1 Bit Poster


    I'm in a enterprise environment where we have a couple of hundreds of Windows machines, and only 2 macs, so therefore no experience with Parallels.
    On those macs we have installed Parallels and a virtual windows 7.

    When we try to connect to those virtual Windows from the SCCM server either push or file browser or ping or anything normal with a windows machine, we don't get any answer from that computer. It's like its not existing.
    Is it possible that the trafic to the virtual client is beeing rejected by the MAC (firewall/settings/parallels settings) or is it something on the virtual client that needs to be accepted before it will work?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Yury Averkiev

    Yury Averkiev Program Manager Parallels Support

    Hi Steffen, most likely your VMs use Shared Network settings, which means Windows running inside those VMs have private IP addresses assigned by Parallels Desktop. There is an experimental feature in Parallels Mac Management that help with enrolling Windows VMs (in Shared Network mode) into SCCM. Take a look at the "
    Deploying SCCM Client in Windows Running in a Virtual Machine" chapter of Admin guide:
  3. LeviS1

    LeviS1 Bit Poster

    You may be able to manage SCCM in Shared Mode, but you will not get optimal content distribution as you will have to assign the NAT "Subnet" to a boundary group which won't be based on the actual network location of the device. I need to do more testing to see of the Peer Content works.

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