i'm completely new in this business but this forum has already helped me a lot. Now to my problem; i want to deploy parallels with a pre-installed windows 10 and some other software. Since the whole package is about 20GB i first want to cache the installer but if i do it with smart groups and policies i often get the policy error code 803 (package integrity could not be verified). I also tried another method, via script and self service. Here it runs through but it just installs parallels and leaves out the windows 10, although one can add windows by hand.
Does anyone had encountered similar problems?
When you sysprep the Windows virtual machine, are you setting the
vm_reset_hwid in the "Virtual Machines" section of the
deploy.cfg file deployed with the PKG? Assuming you're caching the PKG to install at startup?
# Specify whether to keep or regenerate the guest OS hardware ID (SMBIOS ID). #vm_reset_hwid="no" # Keep VM SMBIOS ID. Windows will not require reactivation vm_reset_hwid="yes" # Regenerate VM SMBIOS ID. Windows will require # reactivation.
Hey @TomB ,
Just my 2 cents. For deploying large files, like VMs, I like to use a DMG as I find it more reliable. So you could just wrap it in a DMG to put it where you want.
Curious to know how you are installing the Parallels software? Are you using a snap shot? Reason I ask is when I was looking at this I found that Parallels actually have a guide for "Mass Deployment" which goes through how to package the software. I think it is all in here
thanks for guide @PatrickD, i follow the instructions in this guide. At least up to the point were it comes to actual deployment.
My file I want to deploy looks like this, a pkg file I named Parallels-test with two folder inside, the typical contents folder and the Parallels folder in which a Parallels.dmg file, the windows-10.pvm and the deploy.cfg is. I upload this via Jamf Admin. On the JSS I see it as a .zip.
How can it be that Parallels is installed but the VM is not included?