ERROR: Unable to save the configuration because it is invalid

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Parallels Desktop displays the following error:

Unable to save the configuration because it is invalid.


This may happen if the MAC address in the virtual machine configuration is incorrect.


1. Make sure your virtual machine is stopped;

2. Open your virtual machine configuration, go to Hardware tab -> Network >  expand Advanced Settings drop-down menu:

3. Make sure that MAC address there complies with the following format:

XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, where X is either a number from 0 to 9, or a letter from A to F, case-insensitive.

Example: 01:23:45:67:89:ab

See this Wikipedia article for more details: MAC address.

4. If you are not sure or there is no difference in which adapter you have, you may press the Generate button on the right. It will generate a valid MAC address for your virtual machine.

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