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No sound in Mac OS X virtual machine

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

No sound in Mac OS X virtual machine.

Cause

Guest OS misconfiguration / Parallels Tools are not installed properly.

Resolution

  1. Start the virtual machine (VM).

  2. Connect Parallels Tools image:

    • In Parallels Desktop menu bar go to Devices > CD/DVD 1 > Connect image...
    • Navigate to Applications > Parallels Desktop > Contents > Resources > Tools > prl-tools-mac.iso
  3. Open Finder and go to appeared Parallels Tools disk drive > right-click 'Install' image > Show Package Contents > Contents > Resources > Right-click 'Install.mpkg' > Show Package Contest > Contents > Packages and double-click 'Parallels Tools Audio'. Proceed with installation.

  4. Restart VM.

  5. Open VM configuration > Hardware > Sound and make sure that 'Connected' box is checked and 'Input' and 'Output' options are set to 'Default'.

  6. Check the volume level on both sides: Host and VM.

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