I have a Pastel client that has a Macbook Pro laptop, and has Windows 10 installed via Parallels on the laptop.
The client's laptop is connected to a local area network and the main Pastel computer is a Windows laptop.
Normally, in a fully-Windows network environment, I would share the Pastel folder on the main computer and then, from each workstation connected to the network, I would map a drive to that shared Pastel folder. The path of the mapped drive would be something like //Server-PC/Pastel14, where "Server-PC" is the computer name of the main computer. It is critical that the main computer's name reflects in the mapped drive path, in order for Pastel to be registered correctly on the workstations.
Then I would register Pastel on each workstation via the mapped drive.
In this environment, I opened Windows via Parallels, and tried to map a drive in the usual way, by typing in //Server-PC/Pastel14. The usual dialog box opened, asking for the username and password for "Server-PC", which I entered, but I got the message stating that the password was incorrect, even though it was correct.
After some Googling, I found out that I first need to share a custom folder in Mac OS, pointing to the Pastel14 folder on "Server-PC". I managed to do that and I could browse within the Pastel14 folder using Mac's Finder. So far so good.
I then opened Windows 10 via Parallels and opened "My PC" and I saw that a mapped drive W: was automatically created, with the mapped path as //Mac/Pastel14.
This is where I have a problem. When I tried to register Pastel, I used that W: drive and browsed to the Custom/Registration folder within Pastel14, but the registration failed. It failed because the mapped drive path was //Mac/Pastel14 instead of //Server-PC/Pastel14.
Anybody have a solution to this?