MyTools Setup Instructions for Mac

  1. From the App Store, search and install Parallels Client.

Apple App Store to search for Parallels Client

  1. Open the Parallels client located in Applications folder. Upon launching, following window pops up. Click Add.

 

Add new connection

 

  1. Click Parallels Remote Application Server.

 

Parallels Remote Application Server Selection

 

  1. Type mytools.calstatela.edu for Server name box. Choose Gateway SSL Mode for Connection Mode. Type MyTools or your preferred name for Friendly name.

 

Server Name and Connection Mode

  1. Click Advanced settings and type your MyCalStateLA ID account username and password.

Server Advance Settings

  1. Click Local Resources. Check Disk Drives and click Configure.

Local Drive Configuration Step 1

 

  1. Click + sign.

 

Local Drive Configuration Step 2

 

  1. Choose Documents and click Open. Click OK button to apply settings.

 

Local Drive Documents selection to save files 

 

  1. Right-click on MyTools and select Connect.

 

Connect to MyTools

  1. If the screen shows the following message -

Preference Settings - Choose keyboard shortcuts

Click Shortcuts and UNCHECK "Create shortcuts configured on server" and close the windows.

Uncheck "create shorcuts configured on server"

  1. You can now launch all the available applications like the screen shown below when you successfully connected.

MyTools available Application List

 

           

  1. In this example, Word 2016 is being launched and it showed an error about restrictions when you try to save your document. Click OK to continue.

Save As Restriction

 

  1. You will see the window below showing “This PC”. Click on this icon and it will show your local hard drive(s) location where you can save your documents.

 

Showing local drive in This PC

IMPORTANT: BE SURE YOU SAVE YOUR WORK TO YOUR LOCAL DRIVE UNDER "This PC” THIS CAN BE YOUR LOCAL HARD DRIVE SET UP ON STEP 8. DATA SAVED TO OTHER AREAS WILL BE LOST WHEN YOU LOG OUT.

  1. When you are ready to close MyTools, log off by right-clicking on MyTools and clicking Log Off.

 

How to log off

  1. After your initial setup, you can reconnect and use MyTools again by going to Step 9 and selecting Connect.

Connect to MyTools