Parallels Desktop for Macintosh

Provides hardware virtualization for Macintosh computers with Intel processors, enabling Windows applications to be installed in a Windows partition on a Macintosh.


Parallels Desktop for Macintosh is licensed for use ONLY in the following conditions:

  • Only current Notre Dame faculty or staff may install this title.
  • This software may only be installed on computers that are owned by the University of Notre Dame, NOT on personally owned computers.
  • This software may only be installed on computers that are located at the main campus of the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana.
  • You are not allowed to copy, distribute, or reverse engineer this software.
  • This software is the copyrighted property of Parallels.

The OIT coordinates a volume pool of licenses to provide a significant discount on Parallels Desktop for Macintosh licenses for institutionally-owned computers.

If you agree to the license above, please email OIT Software for information on obtaining a license.

Additional Guidance

If Parallels Desktop is being un-installed from a Macintosh (not upgraded or re-installed), you MUST reclaim the license using the script below.  Otherwise, that license assignment won't be freed to be used on another computer.

command line:   prlsrvctl deactivate-license

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