Parallels Client
Parallels Client
17.1.21772

3.5

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Parallels Client17.1.21772

30 March 2020

Connect to your home or office Windows PC (was Parallels 2X RDP).

Overview

Parallels Client (was Parallels 2X RDP) lets you stay connected to your home or office Windows PC. It allows you to simply connect to your remote Windows desktop and applications at work or home. Parallels Client also connects to Parallels 2X RAS to seamlessly run published Windows applications such as Microsoft Office, published Windows desktops from Windows Terminal Server and virtual desktops hosted on all major VDIs including Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware.

Features
  • Connect to Remote Desktops - Get the full desktop experience. You can seamlessly connect to your home or work Windows PC.
  • Run Published Applications - Run published applications such as Microsoft Office on your Mac.
  • High-Level Security - Obtain a higher level of security when you connect over SSL using Parallels Client on your Mac and Parallels 2X RAS.
  • Device Redirection
    • Redirect sound from any desktop to your Mac
    • Redirect your local drive to remote devices
    • Redirect keyboard localisation
    • Supports Printer Redirection
    • Support for Windows 8 connections
    • Support for Windows 2012 connections
    • Support for 32-bit graphics
    • Custom printer-driver name

Connect to Windows 2000, 2003, 2008, or 2012 R2 Server and run remote desktops or applications. Parallels Client can connect to all major virtual desktop infrastructures through Parallels 2X RAS.

What's new in Parallels Client

Version 17.1.21772:
  • Improved: Timezone redirection when using Internet Explorer.
  • Fixed: Invalid credentials may result when using "Use pre Windows 2000 Login format" option.
  • Fixed: Instability issues when using published resources on a multi-monitor.
  • Fixed: Some published applications may not have an icon in the Dock.

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How would you rate Parallels Client app?

5 Reviews of Parallels Client

Just-Fred
09 February 2018
Version: 16.2.1

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I'm unclear on one point: This is a remote desktop client, like Microsoft's Remote Desktop app. Does it require the Parallels RAS running on the server end? Or can it connect to any server offering RDP (e.g. Linux running xrdp)? If the former, it isn't useful as a standalone, and the Parallels RAS is a subscription service costing a minimum of $99/yr for 15 users.
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Just-Fred
09 February 2018
Version: 16.2.1
I'm unclear on one point: This is a remote desktop client, like Microsoft's Remote Desktop app. Does it require the Parallels RAS running on the server end? Or can it connect to any server offering RDP (e.g. Linux running xrdp)? If the former, it isn't useful as a standalone, and the Parallels RAS is a subscription service costing a minimum of $99/yr for 15 users.
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2.5
donikatz
11 August 2016
Version: 15.0.3817
I'd used this on occasion for standard RDP for years, since it was 2X RDP, but switched to it full time once CoRD became obsolete under El Capitan. Nothing has yet to replace the beautiful CoRD simplicity of connections drawer + unified window, but I like how this simply lists the connections in a tight palette, so at least that part comes close. And I like how you can export and import settings easily. However, a couple of HUGE downsides: 1) No template or global default preference change or copying existing connection to a new one. So if you want custom settings, like most people, you'll have to do it for each and every single connection you set up. PITA 2) Sometimes it hangs trying to login to some of my W2k8 R2 server VMs, It just stalls on loading profile, never loads desktop. No other RDP clients have a problem with those servers, so I have to switch to another client when that happens. This one is kind of a deal-breaker. I'm not sure if Parallels is actively developing the standard RDP functionality of this anymore (vs the main Parallels RAS client functionality), but I hope so. I hope they'll improve it. Because I hate the giant connections window of Microsoft's RDP Client. All I want is the simple UI of CoRD. :-(
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5
5aprathan
22 July 2016
Version: 11.1.2083
nice
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4.5
Petieg
11 September 2013
Version: 10.6.1483
By far the best Mac RDP client I can find. CoRD is great as well -- but this unified printer (driver) thing is awesome. No more setting up matching drivers on the server, opens PDFs directly on your desktop when "Print to PDF" is used. Wish i could automatically have my settings saved to Dropbox so i could use the same ones on all my Mac's. I wish there was a preference for all new connections that I can set.
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Encro
01 December 2009
Version: 7.3.753
We use the 2X Client to connect to a Microsoft RDP Server. It handles load balancing a lot better for running multiple virtualised desktops. One thing that is a little annoying is the Mac version doesn't seem to allow Windowed mode when connected to a virtual desktop and always wants to start on monitor 1 if you have more than one screen. At this stage I prefer Microsoft RDC on the Mac because it allows a bit more control but this is advancing quicker than RDC. There are some further instructions here detailing connecting to an Application Server. http://www.2x.com/applicationserver/as_manual/2XApplicationServer-Installi-4.html
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