Help with Parallels 10 and NAS on Mac mini.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mjoshi123, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. mjoshi123 macrumors 6502


    Apr 14, 2010
    I use Win 7 Pro on my Mac mini basically for one thing Pro-Show Producer to create slideshows from my pictures. I recently updated to Parallels 10 as it keeps bugging me after latest update to OSX that Parallel 8 is no longer compatible.
    I also recently bought NAS Wester Digital EX2. My problem is I've NAS directly connected to my Mac mini using Ethernet port (due to performance issues over wirless network).
    Now it looks like when I start my Parallels 10 it is trying to do something with NAS, it keeps giving me message that "Machine could not reach server, please contact your admin". It makes Windows nearly unusable on Parallels as it keeps popping this message every minute. And any task in Win7 almost comes to halt during this time.

    Mine is 2012 Mac mini i7 with 16GB RAM & 1.5TB SSD. It used to work just fine before this but now it is unusable specifically Windows 7 Pro.

    I use NAS only for backing up my data, it is not meant for streaming anything.

    Anyone else have this issue using NAS with Parallels 10 ?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    How do you have the networking setup on Parallels - bridge mode?

    Perhaps you need to adjust that setting.
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Make sure that your VM's network adapter isn't set to share with the host (NAT).

    Use bridged Ethernet instead so that the router will recognize the VM as a separate physical system.
  4. mjoshi123 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Apr 14, 2010
    Thank you all, looks like it was issue with invalid Alias on Mac Mini. It is resolved now.

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