Activating and Enabling Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS Enterprise and Education Edition License

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Before Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS Enterprise and Education Edition may be used on devices within your company, you will need to do some preparations based on the instructions below.

To perform the steps described in this article you must be an administrator with sufficient privileges in the Google Admin console. For instructions on how to create an admin user, please refer to Google articles below:

Redeem Parallels Desktop Licenses

To activate the Parallels Desktop license in the Google Admin console, you need to use a link (URL) that you received from your Parallels Desktop reseller. The link looks similar to the following:

When you open the link in a web browser, it will take you to a page in the Google Admin console where you can redeem the licenses included in your order.


Review your licenses info and click Redeem. The licenses are added to your domain and you can see them on the App Licensing page. For the information about monitoring and managing your app licenses, visit the Google's support page:

Join your Parallels business account

When you redeem your Parallels Desktop licenses for the first time, a Parallels business account is created for you automatically. At the same time, an email is sent to your email address inviting you to join your new account. Follow the instructions included in the email and join the account. The Parallels business account enables you to do the following:

For more information, please visit KB 125107.

Add Users to Organizational Unit

Parallels Desktop must be enabled for an organizational unit containing user accounts. This means that you need to create an organization unit in the Google Admin console and put your Chromebook users into it. If a user is not a member of that organization unit, they will not be able to install and run Parallels Desktop on their Chromebooks. If you haven't created it yet, do it now and put your Chromebooks users into it.

Enable Parallels Desktop License in Google Admin console

To enable the Parallels Desktop license for the organizational unit:

  1. In the Google Admin console navigate to Devices > Chrome devices.
  2. In the drop-down menu at the top select Apps & extensions.

  3. Select the App Licensing tab. You should see the Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS app in the list.
  4. Select the organizational unit containing your Chromebook users in the left pane.
  5. In the right pane, in the License column, select ON in the drop-down menu.

  6. Click Save when prompted.

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