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Synchronizing Blackberry to the Guest OS via Bluetooth

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 3 for Mac Standard Edition

Resolution

A.  Install Boot Camp drivers:

         1. Insert the original Leopard DVD into the DVD drive of the Mac. Connect the disk to the virtual machine by choosing the "Default CD/DVD" drive under the "Devices - DVD rom" menu.

         2. Hold down the Shift key in order to disable the autorun option and stop the Boot Camp drivers automatic installation. If the Boot Camp window appears, click on the "Cancel" button to cancel the installation.

         3. Open My Computer, right click on the Boot Camp DVD disk, choose the "Open" option, browse to the "Drivers-Apple" folder. Double click on the BluetoothInstaller EXE file and let it install.

         4. Go into the folder with Apple drivers again and double click on the BluetoothEnabler driver EXE file and let it install.

If you don’t manage to install the drivers this way, do the following:

         1. Insert the original Leopard DVD into the DVD drive of the Mac. Connect the disk to the virtual machine by choosing the "Default CD/DVD" drive under the "Devices - DVD rom" menu.

         2. Go to Start -> Run. Type CMD and click OK.

         3. In Windows command interpreter type cd desktop. Press Enter. Then type BluetoothInstaller -p. Press Enter. Type BluetoothEnabler -p. Press Enter.


B.  Connect VM to a Bluetooth device:

         1. Go to the Parallels menu and check the selection for "Apple -Wireless" which is for the Bluetooth (you will previously have to make the Bluetooth device get synced to your Mac under Bluetooth -> System Preferences). Once you select “Apple Wireless” under the USB choices, you will see your Virtual Machine connecting to a Bluetooth device - it will take a few minutes.

         2. On this step when you click "Apple - Wireless" under the USB section you can lose the connection to Apple Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, if you are using them. In this case you will have to use the actual Mac touchpad and keyboard. Later when you uncheck "Apple - Wireless" from the USB (Parallels), you will get the Bluetooth mouse/keyboard back.


C.  Make a bridge from Mac to the Virtual Machine via Bluetooth.


Now you can find the Bluetooth icon in the Control Panel on the Virtual Machine. Go in there and configure your Bluetooth device on the Virtual Machine: add the device, enter passkey. Now you have bridge from Mac to the Virtual Machine via Bluetooth.

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