default Mac OS X Internet browser, and FTP pages to open in your virtual machine Internet browser. SmartMount Windows Linux Mac OS X SmartMount automatically detects volumes connected to your Mac and makes them available to the virtual machine as well. Printing Tool Windows Printing Tool allows you to synchronize the host and guest OS printers. Tray Integration Tool Windows Tray Integration Tool allows you to use Windows tray icons in the Mac menu bar.
142 Advanced Topics Parallels Tools are located on disc images that are installed together 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 guest operating systems. These disc images can be found in the following location on your Mac: <username>/Applications/Parallels Desktop/Contents/Resources/Tools . Parallels Tools for Windows Important: To take advantage of much of the functionality Parallels Desktop offers, Parallels Tools must be installed. Parallels Tools can be installed in the following Windows guest operating systems: • Windows 8 • Windows 7 • Windows Server 2008 • Windows Vista • Windows XP • Windows Server 2003 • Windows 2000 Installing Parallels Tools If you chose Express Installation when you first installed Windows, Parallels Tools were installed automatically after the installation. If you didn't choose Express Installation , do the following to install Parallels Tools: 1 Start Windows (p. 31). 2 When Windows boots up, choose Install Parallels Tools from the Virtual Machine menu. Note: After you choose Install Parallels Tools in Windows 7 and Windows Vista, User Access Control (UAC) may ask you whether to allow or deny the Parallels Tools installation. In this case, you need to allow the installation. 3 Click Continue to connect the ISO image with Parallels Tools for Windows to the virtual machine's CD/DVD-ROM drive. 4 Click Install Parallels Tools to start the installation.
143 Advanced Topics Note: After you click Install Parallels Tools in Windows 7 and Windows Vista, User Access Control (UAC) may ask you whether to allow or deny the Parallels Tools installation. In this case, you need to allow the installation. 5 When the installation is complete, click Restart to restart the virtual machine or wait for about 2 minutes and it will be restarted automatically. If the Parallels Tools ISO image doesn't autoplay after you click Continue , the CD/DVD autorun must be disabled in your virtual machine. In this case, do the following to install Parallels Tools: 1 Open My Computer , right-click the Parallels Tools disc and choose Open .
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