What is Product ID?
A Parallels Product ID is 14-digits secure code divided into 3 sets in the following format: XXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
It is created at the moment of activation of Parallels Desktop 9 and contains the information about your Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac activation key.
What is Product ID for?
The Parallels Desktop 9 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 8 for Mac.
How to find Product ID?
If you have already activated your Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac, go to Parallels Desktop > Activate Product:
Or to Parallels Desktop > About Parallels Desktop:
Or search on the licenses.xml file which is available here: /Library/Preferences/Parallels/licenses.xml
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.
If your copy has not been activated yet, the Product ID will not be available until you activate your copy.