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"Failed to open the Parallels networking module" error message

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

At the Parallels virtual machine start the following message appears and prevents the VM from connecting to the Internet:

Failed to open the Parallels networking module.

Cause

Permission issue on the Mac side. 

Resolution

Please go to Applications ► Utilities ► Disk Utility and perform "Repair Disk Permissions" operation. 

If the issue still persists, please apply this solution:


1) Shut down all running Virtual Machines
2) Start Applications
► Utilities  Terminal
3) Execute the next four commands one by one (it will ask for your password. Please enter it. Note: typing will not be visible).


NOTE: It is recommended to just copy and paste these commands into the Terminal in order to avoid typing errors:

sudo launchctl stop com.parallels.desktop.launchdaemon
sudo chown -R root:wheel "/Library/Parallels/Parallels Service.app/Contents/Kexts/10.6"
sudo chmod -R 755 "/Library/Parallels/Parallels Service.app/Contents/Kexts/10.6"
sudo launchctl start com.parallels.desktop.launchdaemon
 



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