Setting up Parallels on a Mac that's part of a Windows Network

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by nealeholl, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. nealeholl macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2009
    I've just ordered a Mac for work, which I'll be adding to a PC-based network all running under Windows Small Business Server. I know I can add the Mac ok, but I just wondered what will happen when I then add Parallels. If the Mac is properly set up and attached to a domain, will the "Virtual Windows" machine by definition be part of the same network and work ok, or is it better to think of the virtual machine as a completely new entity in the network?

    Perhaps it'll all become blindingly obvious when I start, but I just wondered if there was anything I need to know so I go into this with my admittedly non-techie eyes open!
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Just think of it as a separate PC which will have to become a domain member on its own. Authentication requests from the VM will have to be handled directly to the VM "PC" so you're best off making sure that it is a domain member on its own.


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