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What’s Inside 3
What You Will Need 3
Getting Windows Server 2012R2 3
Assign Unique GUID 3
Activate Parallels Mac Management Trial 5
Get a Mac Computer 6
Administrator Guide 6
FAQ and Troubleshooting 7
A virtual machine with the following components installed and ready to use:
Windows Server 2012 R2
Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP (stopped)
SCCM current branch 1702, including MSSQL server
Parallels® Mac Management for Microsoft® SCCM Version 6, installed and preconfigured to work with SCCM (needs activating)
At least one additional macOS computer or virtual machine to try out discovery and management features
Parallels Mac Management trial key (which should be on its way to you as you read this guide)
Network access to the internet on port 443
Getting Windows Server 2012R2
Download all chunks of the virtual machine image here.
Launch any chunk of the image to start decompressing.
Create a new Hyper-V virtual machine using the virtual hard disk from the archive you downloaded. Enable network in the Hyper-V virtual machine.
Assign Unique GUID
You will need to obtain a unique GUID for the Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine to be able to register a Parallels Mac Management trial key.
You can generate a unique GUID here.
Then launch the Windows registry editor in the virtual machine and navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\pma_cm_proxy\Parameters
Look for the SiteGUID string value and paste the generated GUID into the value field. If there is already the SiteGUID string, simply update its value with your new GUID.
Open Services and restart Parallels Configuration Manager Proxy service.
Activate Parallels Mac Management Trial
You should have already received a trial key after you requested this trial-in-a-box. If not, please call +1 425 282-6448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for your trial key.
After you receive a key, you will need to register it under you Parallels Business Account to be able to activate the product. Go to account.parallels.com/#/register and sign up, or sign in if you already have an account.
In the account, navigate to “Subscription and Licenses” > “Register a License Key” and register the license key.
Then go to your Windows Server 2012 R2, open SCCM, and click “Administration.” Expand Parallels Mac Management, click on “License,” and select “Activate” on the right pane.
Copy the license key you registered in the previous step.
Get a Mac Computer
To be able to try out Parallels Mac Management features, you will need at least one macOS client machine.
See the Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM Administrator Guide for information on how you can discover and manage Mac computers: parallels.com/products/mac-management/resources/