Installing Parallels Client Manually

The preferred method of downloading and installing Parallels Client for Windows is via an invitation email as described in the previous section. If you would like to download and run the installer manually, visit

To install Parallels Client for Windows:

  1. Run the Parallels Client installer that you've downloaded from the Parallels website and follow the onscreen instructions to being the installation.

  2. If you don't have administrative permissions on this computer, a dialog will open saying so. The dialog has two buttons: Install Full Client and Install Basic Client. If you know credentials of an administrative account on this computer, click Install Full Client and enter the credentials when asked. The installation will continue using these credentials and the full version of Parallels Client will be installed. If you don't know the credentials, click Install Basic Client. The basic version of Parallels Client will still work but some of the functionality will be missing.

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  1. On the Shortcuts page, select where you want to create a Parallels Client shortcut. You can select one or more options.

  2. The SSO Installation page will be skipped when installing Parallels Client on a Windows Server operating system. On all other supported versions of Windows, it will be shown. Use the page to specify whether you want to install the Single Sign-On component. The component will automatically use your credentials to connect to Parallels RAS. Please note that for the component to work, you will need to reboot your computer (or log off and then log on again) after the installation.

  3. Click Next.

  4. On the Ready to Install page, click Install.

  5. When the installation is complete, click Finish to close the wizard and start Parallels Client for Windows.

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