Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Setting Up a Network Printer in your Parallels Desktop virtual machine


Photo: #ParallelsSupportTip: Have a network printer in the office or at home? You can use it in your Parallels Desktop virtual machine as easy as on your Mac side! See instructions at http://bit.ly/1DloO6i
APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac

Symptoms

Setting Up a Network Printer

Cause

Resolution

PREPARATION:
Before installing a network printer in a guest OS make sure that your primary OS and the virtual machine meet the following requirements:
  1. In Mac OS, open System Preferences - Sharing - Services and enable the Printer Sharing service.
  2. Go to System Preferences - Print & Fax - Sharing and make sure that your printer is chosen in the "Share these printers with other computers" list.
  3. Make sure that your printer is able to print from the Mac side (print some test page).
  4. Virtual machine configuration includes a network adapter. Bridged Ethernet (Default Adapter) option should be selected. Make sure that the Enabled and the Connect at startup options are checked.
  5. User account from which you will setup the printer has permission to access the network printer.
In a Linux or FreeBSD Guest Operating System:
Make sure that the following components are installed in your guest Linux or FreeBSD system:
1. Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS). Installation instructions can be found at CUPS site cups.org/documentation.php;
2. Samba service. Installation instructions can be found at Samba site us4.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/install.html
3. A Web browser, since we consider controlling CUPS via web interface;
4. Also you have to know the root password.
Connect to a shared printer:
In a Windows Guest Operating System
  1. To add a network printer in a Windows guest OS:
    • Start the Windows guest operating system and log in the proper account.
    • Open Windows Start menu, select Settings and then the Printers and Faxes (or simply Printers) item.
    • Open the Add Printer Wizard
  2. In the Add Printer Wizard:
    • Click Next in the wizard's first screen, in the Local or Network Printer screen
    • Click Local Printer, on next step create a new 'Standard TCP/IP' port
    • Type in first field correct IP of your printer.
  3. Continue an ordinary network printer installation.
To add a network printer in a Linux or FreeBSD guest OS:
  1. Start your Linux or FreeBSD guest operating system.
  2. Start Common UNIX Printing System. In the Terminal, issue the command:
    /etc/init.d/cups start
    
  3. Start a Web browser and open either the IP address of your virtual machine or
    http://127.0.0.1:631
    
  4. Select Printers in menu. Click the Add printer button below the list of available printers (if any).
  5. You are asked for the root password. Enter it to be able to proceed.
  6. In the Add New Printer screen, enter the information for easy identification of the printer: an informative printer name, location, and description.
  7. In the Device for screen window, select the Windows Printer via Samba.
  8. In the Device URI for screen window, specify the path to the network printer in the following format:
    smb://
    
  9. In the Model/Driver for screen window, select the model of your printer.
  10. CUPS performs installation. If installation is successful, the "Printer has been added successfully" message is displayed.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac is available to you!

Parallels Desktop 10 offers even faster launching and run times, making the virtualization experience more seamless than ever!! This latest version will offer robust support for Apple's latest operating systems, including OS X Yosemite, as well as Windows 8 and 8.1!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac is Released today!

Today we announced Parallel Desktop 10 for Mac. For more than 8 years, we’ve been the #1 choice of Mac users for running Windows and Mac side-by-side. And over the years, what used to be plain old cool fun and “magic” has become a way of life for Mac users.
Here’s what Laura DiDio of ITIC Consulting says: “Today we are seeing a shift in consumer behavior. Users’ expectations are that they should be able to simply run any application they need regardless of operating system.”
Over the next few weeks we will post about many of the improvements and new features but here’s a teaser:
·       Open Windows documents 48% faster
·       Up to 30% longer battery life
·       The new Disk Space Wizard makes it easy to reclaim disk space
·       And of course it’s ready for OS X Yosemite
If you’re a developer, tester or IT Pro, you can even download preconfigured Internet Explorer Test Environments right from the New Virtual Machine Wizard. They are good for 90 days of testing.
Existing customers can upgrade today by clicking here, and starting on August 26 new customers can purchase from our online store and at retailers worldwide.
Purchase Parallels Desktop 9 this month? Not to worry – you may be covered under our Technology Guarantee if you bought or registered Parallels Desktop 9 on or after August 1. If you qualify you will be sent an upgrade key automatically.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Parallels Desktop 9 - $15 Off Full License Sales!

Running 8/5-8/8, the Friends & Family sale is offering a $15 discount on Full License Sales of Parallels Desktop 9!  Make sure to take advantage of this great offer today

Monday, June 16, 2014

Limited time offer 20$ off for Parallels Desktop 9

Friday, December 20, 2013

$39.99 Off Parallels Desktop & IPad Access Bundle

Please Note: You can buy Parallels Desktop 9 from us at only $45.99 Limited time offer only!
Go to Buy It Now Page

Details: Save $39.99 when you buy the Parallels Desktop for Mac and Parallels iPad Access bundle. Now run both Mac & Windows applications on both your Mac & iPad!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Spotlight on Parallels Access Features: Copy and Paste

You probably knew that with Parallels Access’s native iPad gestures, you can copy and paste from App to App. But, did you know that you can copy and paste from your desktop computer straight to your iPad?

Let’s say you’re on your way home from work when you realize you forgot to send those important meeting notes to your boss. Don’t sweat! Simply use your iPad to access your desktop work computer, open your word file, select, and copy from the word doc. Then, go into your e-mail on your iPad and paste it into your weekly update. Parallels Access helps you get that peace of mind, so you can leave work behind.

Check out the video below so you can see the copy and paste feature in action:




Want more cool tricks and tips? Long-time Parallels Desktop user and our good friend,
 Skeeter Harris, shows you more awesome gestures that “applify” desktop applications on the Parallels TV YouTube channel.

PLUS, for a limited time only, we have slashed the yearly subscription by $30. So, what are you waiting for? Download theParallels Access free trial and tap that app!