Installing on my Mac, do I get access to my Mac or to the virtualized Windows?

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by JohanN2, Aug 2, 2020 at 12:45 AM.

  1. JohanN2

    JohanN2 Bit Poster

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    Hi,
    I just have a beginner question. I have read https://www.parallels.com/eu/products/access/remote-help/ and https://kb.parallels.com/116770 and https://www.parallels.com/blogs/working-at-home-with-parallels-access/ but didn't really understand all of it.

    I have an 2017 5K iMac, and on that machine I have Parallels in order to run a specific software on Windows 10.
    If I install Parallels Access on this iMac, do I get access to my Mac apps, to my Windows 10 apps, or to both?
    I'll tell you my scenario and maybe you can understand. I have an iMac at work. At home I have a Mac laptop, but I want to occasionally connect to my iMac to use the windows 10 app within Parallels (because the Mac laptop doesn't have Parallels). Is Parallels Access suitable for this? Another question, when I connect to my iMac, does the display wake up? Or does it stay black?

    If I get an ARM Mac at home, can I still connect to my Mac?

    Thanks
     
  2. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Hello,
    yes you can install Parallels Access on your Mac and have an access to your Mac and Windows VM.
    Please also check this KB article for more information.
    If you have any additional questions please let us know.
     
  3. JohanN2

    JohanN2 Bit Poster

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    Thanks.
    If I want to just access the Windows VM, do I install Parallels Access on the Mac, or inside the Windows VM?
     
  4. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    You can install it on the VM side, but I think you will need to keep your Mac running.
    So, you can test it and choose what you prefer: using Parallels Access client from your Mac or from VM directly.
    (As for me, I installed Parallels Access on the Mac side, connected to Mac remotely and then run Parallels Desktop and my VMs)
     

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