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  • Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac
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  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition


Parallels Desktop cannot connect to Internet to validate the license



  • Your Mac is not connected to the Internet
  • All Parallels Desktop outgoing connections are blocked by a firewall
  • Your Internet connection uses proxy


  • Make sure your Mac is connected to the Internet.
  • Ask your system administrator if your Mac has any active network connection behind Proxy. Disable Proxy and try to activate Parallels Desktop again.
  • If you have any Firewall software installed on your Mac like Sophos, LittleSnitch or built-in OS X Firewall, create an exception for Parallels Desktop application so all outgoing connections are allowed.
  • Make sure Parallels Desktop outgoing connections are not redirected:

If you are still unable to activate Parallels Desktop, refer to Manual Activation part of this article:

Note: For Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac activation Internet connection is compulsory. There is no manual activation in this version of Parallels Desktop.

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