Using a RAS Connection

Connecting to Parallels RAS

To connect to Parallels RAS, double-click a connection in the Connections list (or right-click a connection and choose Connect). Please note that if the password specified in the connection properties has expired or will expire soon, you will see a corresponding message on the screen. If the password has expired, you'll be asked to change it. If the password will expire soon, you will be offered to change it now or later. Simply follow the instructions and change (or postpone if you wish) your password.

You can have multiple active connections at the same time. To switch between active connections, click a connection in the left or the right pane.

Right-click an active connection to perform the following actions:

  • Connect. This menu item is disabled for an active connection.

  • Refresh. Use this option to refresh the session and the the published resources view in the right pane. If there were changes on the Parallels RAS side, they will be reflected in the Parallels Client.

  • Connection Properties. Display the connection properties dialog where you can view (but not modify) the connection properties. To modify the connection properties, you must disconnect it first.

  • Change Domain Password. Allows you to change the current user's domain password. Depending on Parallels RAS configuration you will be able to change the password either via Parallels Client itself or a third-party identity provider:

    • If you see the Logon dialog, type your current password and click OK. In the Change Domain Password dialog, enter a new password in both fields. The password must meet the requirements set by your system administrator. The requirements are displayed in the dialog, and the password that you enter is validated against these requirements. To proceed with changing your password, all of the requirements must be met. Once the password requirements are met, click Change Password.

    • If you see the Change Domain Password, click the Change password button and change the password via a third-party identity provider. Return back to the dialog and click the Password change completed button.

  • Create Shortcuts for All Visible Applications. Creates shortcuts on the local desktop for all applications that are displayed in the published resources pane in the main Parallels Client window.

  • Delete Shortcuts from Desktop. Deletes shortcuts from the local desktop that were previously created by clicking the Create Shortcuts for all visible Applications menu item.

  • Disconnect. Disconnects the selected connection.

  • Log Off. Logs off Parallels Client from the session.

  • Delete. Deletes a connection. A confirmation dialog is displayed before the connection is deleted.

Launching Published Resources

After you connect to Parallels RAS, the Connections pane is populated with published folders. When you select a folder in the left pane, the resources that it contains are displayed in the right pane. If your administrator hasn't published any folders, then the available resources are displayed in the right pane when you select the connection itself.

To launch a resource, double-click it in the right pane. The resource will open on your Linux desktop. You can also open a resource by selecting it in the right pane and then clicking Applications > Open in the main menu. Please note that there could be a slight delay before the application opens. If during this delay you double-click the resource again, Parallels Client will ignore it (i.e. the application will not be launched twice).

Please note that the IT administrator may have some of the resources in maintenance. These resources will still be listed in Parallels Client but will be grayed out. If you try to open such a resource, you will see a message explaining why you cannot open it. The message can be customized by your IT administrator.

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