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Installing Parallels Tools

Parallels Desktop includes a set of specially developed utilities that help you use your virtual machines in the most comfortable and efficient way.

Parallels Tools are located on the disc images that are installed along with Parallels Desktop. There is a separate Parallels Tools disc image for each type of the supported guest operating systems.

  • prl-tools-win.iso - disc image with Parallels Tools for Windows guest operating systems.
  • prl-tools-lin.iso - disc image with Parallels Tools for Linux guest operating systems.
  • prl-tools-mac.iso - disc image with Parallels Tools for Mac OS X Server Leopard.

These disc images can be found in the following location on your Mac: /Library/Parallels/Tools/.

In This Section

Parallels Tools Overview

In a Windows guest OS

In a Linux guest OS

In Mac OS X

In OS/2 and eComStation Guest OSs

Updating Parallels Tools

Removing Parallels Tools