Available article translations:

Known issues with macOS 10.13 High Sierra and Parallels Desktop for Mac

  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition


As many other software vendors, Parallels Team is working hard on the required tweaks to make sure you can run Parallels Desktop virtual machines on macOS High Sierra, as well as install macOS High Sierra in a virtual machine.

If you intend to install macOS High Sierra preview on your Mac as a host OS and keep using Parallels Desktop for Mac, we strongly recommend you install the latest update of Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac version 12.2.1 (41615) - download link.

Here is the list of known issues we are working on with the available workaround that we have tested in our lab.

Known issues

Issue Workaround
Unable to install or start Parallels Desktop after upgrading to macOS High Sierra 10.13 Developer Beta 4 Update macOS High Sierra to Developer Beta 5 (build 15A5341f).
Shared Windows Applications doesn't work. Update to Parallels Desktop 12.2.1 (41615).
Cannot start existing or install a new Boot Camp VM. No workaround.
Cannot install macOS High Sierra to a virtual machine with Apple File System type. Install a new VM or upgrade from macOS 10.12 keeping HFS+ file system.
Video artefacts during the installation of a virtual machine running on macOS High Sierra host OS. No workaround.
A VM installed from Mac Recovery partition cannot upgrade to macOS High Sierra. No workaround.
Parallels Tools system extension is blocked in macOS High Sierra VM. In macOS High Sierra VM open System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General > click 'Allow'

1e5db16426987d561060acdf56d947b4 df4909b7dd0609a3c148f007041db6d9 f9b6a8d63f3437e0dca35c9704a9033c

Was this article helpful?
Tell us how we may improve it.
Yes No