Connect to the Log On Screen in Windows

When installing Parsec, you can select the "Shared" installation method to allow access on the Windows login screen. This option will also use the same Parsec account for all users on this computer.


If you're using the command line to install, include the flag /shared (e.g. parsec-windows.exe /shared).


Important notes

  • Parsec won't start if you disabled "Run when computer starts" in Parsec's tray icon in the taskbar
  • Parsec won't start if your Parsec login is invalid, such as if your password was changed
  • If other users in your machine have installed Parsec as per user, keep in mind that this will replace their per user installation with your Shared installation. If you prefer to keep the Parsec accounts separate, consider instead using RDP to log into your Windows user profile, and then starting Parsec


Old method (Machine Level User)

The new Shared installation method shown above replaces the "Machine Level User" option in the host settings. If you've previously had this enabled, it will still work on your machine, otherwise, we recommend you reinstall Parsec as a Shared installation.


If you still have this old method active, keep in mind that Parsec will start with the Parsec user account of the user who is currently logged in to the Parsec app, in the Windows user profile that was in use when the setting was enabled.