What is Product ID?
A Parallels Product ID is 14-digits secure code divided into 3 sets in the following format:
It is created at the moment of activation of Parallels Desktop and contains the information about your Parallels Desktop for Mac activation key.
What is Product ID for?
A Parallels Desktop for Mac Product ID prevents stealing activation keys out of installed copies of Parallels Desktop, because
- the Activation Key is not visible in Parallels Desktop UI;
- the Activation Key is not stored on licenses.xml file;
- a Product ID cannot activate Parallels Desktop.
How to find Product ID?
You can find the product Id if you go to Parallels Desktop menu > About Parallels Desktop:
You can also search on the licenses.xml file which is available here:
Note: In case you have Mac OS X Lion installed, you need to click on Go in the top Mac menu bar, click on Computer and follow the path above.
In Parallels Desktop 7, 8 and 9 you can find your product ID in the activation window:
Parallels Desktop menu > Activate Product:
If your copy has not been activated yet, the Product ID will not be available until you activate your copy.