Running Parsec On A Headless Gaming PC Or A Server

Overcoming display errors

Microsoft and your GPU don't like it when you try to capture video on a headless servers. You can buy this HDMI dongle to mimic a display. If you're a Parsec Warp or Parsec for Teams customer, you can also use our Virtual Display Driver.

Fix a missing mouse

Windows explicitly removes the mouse when one is not present. Parsec faithfully reproduces the hidden mouse cursor based on this. We have tested and verified that this driver will allow Parsec to emulate a mouse as if there were one plugged into your computer.


If you would prefer to not use a third-party driver to to keep a mouse cursor visible at all times, you can follow the steps outlined in this article

  1. Press the Windows + I keyboard shortcut to open the Settings app.
  2. Click Ease of Access.
  3. Select Mouse in the left side. Under the Mouse keys section, click the toggle corresponding to the “Use numeric keypad to move mouse around the screen” option to On.
  4. You can now easily control the mouse cursor with the numeric keypad.