In the Advanced pane of Parallels Desktop Preferences, you can configure some additional settings.
Configuring Network Preferences
In the Advanced pane of Parallels Desktop Preferences, you can configure a number of network-related settings for Parallels Desktop and your virtual machines. Click Change settings and the window with network settings will appear. You can configure the range of IP addresses to be assigned to your virtual machines when they are operating in the host-only and shared networking modes.
For details on configuring the host-only networking settings, refer to Host-Only Networking.
For details on configuring the shared networking settings, refer to Shared Networking.
In the Require password to section of the Advanced pane, you can set restrictions on the following operations for non-administrator users:
Parallels Desktop allows you to operate your virtual machine by using the speech commands. If you want to do that, select Enable spoken commands and make sure that:
If the speech settings are not tuned, you will see the
To view the list of all spoken commands available to manage your virtual machines, please refer to Managing Virtual Machines Using Spoken Commands.
To participate in the Customer Experience Program, select the corresponding option. If you join this program, Parallels will collect information about your Mac and virtual machines configuration. The collected information will help us to make the product better fit your needs.
If you join, only the following types of data will be collected:
Any types of private information like your name, e-mail, address, phone number, and keyboard input will not be collected.
For more details, visit the Customer Experience Program page at the Parallels website (follow the link in the pane).
While functioning, Parallels Desktop automatically creates a log file that can be used by the Parallels support team for solving problems and improving the product. If you select the Use detailed log messages option, Parallels Desktop will start creating a more detailed log file. It can be helpful for the Parallels support team, but uses more hard disk space and may slightly lower the system performance.
Resetting Hidden Messages
Some Parallels Desktop dialogs and assistant windows are provided with the Do not show this message again option. If you select this option, the corresponding dialog will not appear next time you perform the same operation. Using the Reset button, you can reset all dialogs and assistant windows with this option selected so that they would be displayed again each time you initiate the corresponding operation.
Locking Parallels Desktop Preferences
If you want to prevent Parallels Desktop Preferences from further unauthorized changes, click the Lock icon at the bottom of the window. The next time anybody wants to change the settings in any pane of Parallels Desktop Preferences, an administrator's password will be required.