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"Connection Failed" error message appears when you start Virtual Machine

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

When you are starting Windows Virtual Machine, the following error occurs in Mac, which however does not prevent virtual machine from starting:

Connection Failed. 
The server does not exist or is not operational at this time. 
Check the server name or IP address and your network connection and try again.



Cause

The cause of the error message is that somewhere on your Mac there are aliases linked to network resources which are no longer available.

Resolution

Please search for "dead" aliases on your Mac, linked to network resources which are no longer available.
Remove them manually and check if error message reappears.



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