To install Parallels Tools in Mac OS X Server Leopard:
Note: If the Install Parallels Tools option is greyed out, make sure that Parallels Tools support your guest operating system. To view the list of guest OSs which are supported by Parallels Tools, refer to the Parallels Tools Overview subsection of Parallels Desktop User's Guide.
You can connect and mount the Parallels Tools ISO image file manually. Right-click the CD/DVD-ROM icon in the virtual machine's window status bar and choos Connect Image. In the Finder window, go to the hard disk folder (normally named "Macintosh HD"), select the
/Library/Parallels/Tools/ folder, select the
prl-tools-mac.iso file, and click Open to connect it to the virtual machine.
In the Installation window, you can see the process of Parallels Tools being installed in your virtual machine.
To edit the settings of Parallels Tools installed in your virtual machine, use the Services pane of the Virtual Machine Configuration dialog.
How to check if Parallels Tools are installed
If you are not sure whether Parallels Tools are installed, you can easily check this. Start your virtual machine and look at the status bar of its window: if the tip "
Press Ctrl + Alt to release the mouse and keyboard" appears in the status bar of the virtual machine's window, this means that Parallels Tools are not installed. When Parallels Tools are installed, you do not need to press any key to release the mouse and keyboard - they are released automatically.
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