Fixing the Windows IoT Core Dashboard device detection when running Windows on Parallels

Just a short tip: When you are running on a Mac Book (like I do) and use Parallels for all your Windows related stuff, you might run into the problem that the Windows IoT Core Dashboard does not find your Windows IoT Core devices.

If so, the problem often seems to be, that the virtualised Windows machine is unable to scan the network for other devices due to restrictions of the network connection that is shared between your Mac and Windows VM. To solve this, simply change the virtual machine’s network source to a Bridged Network in the Parallels settings. No your VM should be able to see the Windows IoT Core device.

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