- Advantages of Dual Boot Macs (and Labs)
- Remember that Boot Camp is Beta
- Creating and Imaging Boot Camp Partitions
- Unattended Install Files for Windows XP
- Post-Install Deployments
- Building a Custom Boot Disk to Use Ghost
- NTFS vs. FAT and the Need for External Storage Support
- Parallels DesktopAn Alternative to Boot Camp
- Locating Images in Mac OS X File System for Mass Deployments
- Integrating Apple Remote Desktop
Locating Images in Mac OS X File System for Mass Deployments
There is also the issue of locating the Parallels installation within the local file system. By default, Parallels will place virtual machine configuration and hard drive image files in the home directory of the user who created them. In a network user environment, you need to choose an alternate location and ensure that network users will have enough permissions to these files to run Parallels.
Likewise, network users might find the shared folder system in Parallels confusing because it is oriented mainly to the local file system. You might find it easier to use network home directories instead (much as you would in a dual-boot scenario) and to join the virtual machine used to a Windows domain for user access. This approach not only enables you to provide easier access for users but it also enables you to use the same security approaches for local workstation access between the virtual machine running Windows and Mac workstations.