"Unable to connect CD/DVD 1" error when starting the virtual machine

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Symptoms

When I start the virtual machine I get Unable to connect CD/DVD 1 error message.


Cause

macOS Catalina 10.15 introduced more privacy restrictions, Parallels Desktop application needs additional access to be able to work as before.

Resolution

Open Windows virtual machine's configuration > Hardware > CD/DVD 1 > choose any available device as Source.

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