Parallels for Mac Help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Gala, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Gala macrumors regular

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    We have 2 PCs in our office. The primary goal is the be able to use our record keeping software. The Sentinel Key is always attached to one PC (PC1). It's hard wired into our router and acts as the server. The other computer (PC2) is also hard wired to the router. It is my understanding that when I open our record keeping software on PC2 it reads the folder from PC1 and runs the program and data through that folder.

    We are needing to get another computer. Rather than spend money on a new one I was wondering if I can have my Macbook Pro run Parallels and accomplish the same network configuring and program/data sharing as PC1 and PC2 have already?
     
  2. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Don't see why it wouldn't work. The virtual machine can act as it's own machine completely. And by default it is set to be that way, it doesn't share the Mac network connection, it establishes it's own.
     
  3. Gala thread starter macrumors regular

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    so is it similar to a partition?
     
  4. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    No, it's a virtual machine. This can be on a partition, but more often it's just a virtual machine file on your hard drive.
     

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