Any user of Parallels Desktop 9 or Parallels Desktop 9 Switch to Mac edition is eligible for a free 6-month (for Parallels Desktop 9 users) or 1-year (for Parallels Desktop 9 Switch to Mac users) non-renewable Parallels Access subscription for a single computer.
To get a Parallels Access subscription you need to activate Parallels Desktop 9 with a commercial license key and register the key under your Parallels account.
Once Parallels Desktop is activated, go to Parallels Desktop menu -> Preferences -> Access and press Install
The process of downloading and installing the Parallels Access agent will be started. You can monitor the progress in the Preferences dialog.
As soon as the Parallels Access agent is installed and started, it connects to the Parallels Access server automatically, using the credentials that were used for your Parallels account.
Note: to get the 6-month subscription you should log in with the e-mail address which you used to register your Parallels Desktop 9 license.
Once the Parallels Access agent is started and connected to the Parallels Access server, the computer with Parallels Access agent and Parallels Desktop automatically gets a free 6-month (for Parallels Desktop 9 users) or 1-year (for Parallels Desktop 9 Switch to Mac users) non-renewable Parallels Access subscription.
Please go to the Parallels Access mobile application, sign in to your Parallels account and locate your remote computer. A free subscription will be waiting there.
Frequently asked questions: Q.: What should I do when a free Parallels Access subscription provided to me expires? A.: You can pay for the another subscription period in the Parallels Access mobile application: open Parallels Access and tap the "Subscribe" button located under the your managed computer icon.
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