Automating Parallels Desktop Initial Setup with a Configuration Profile

When you deploy Parallels Desktop to Macs, their operating system normally prompts users to authorize access to various sensitive folders (Documents, Downloads, etc.), devices (such as camera or microphone), and functions (screen and audio recording). For a smoother, more streamlined deployment, accepting some of those requests can be automated using Jamf’s PPPC utility, available here.

Note: Not all such requests can be pre-authorized. According to Apple's policy, access to certain items, such as the camera and microphone, cannot be granted via a profile. For more information on Apple's rules regarding configuration profiles, please see this page.

The utility generates a configuration profile that can be added to the deployment package to pre-authorize privacy requests.

For more information on creating, configuring, issuing, and using a PPPC configuration profile, please refer to Jamf's guide here.

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