1. Order a Cloud Gaming Virtual Machine (VM)

2. After the VM has started, go to the Network Tab > Security Groups attach the Cloud-gaming security group to the VM. This will open ports in the firewall to allow traffic to reach the VM.

3. Login to the VM via the Console tab. Windows 10 requires a password change before the first login.

4. On the Cloud Gaming VM download and Install Parsec and log in with your account.

5. On the Cloud Gaming VM download and extract the files from this archive on the desktop of the VM, in a folder called “Display”:  

  • right-click on usbmmidd.bat and “Run As Administrator.”

6. Open a command prompt (cmd.exe) and type the following commands:

cd C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\Display
deviceinstaller64 enableidd 1
  • close the Command Prompt

7. Download and install the VB-Cable Audio driver from here. This will enable the audio for Parsec sessions. 

8. Open Parsec and go to Settings > Network 

set the Client Port and Host Start Port to 47999

9. Go to Settings > Host

  • set Hosting Enabled to Enabled
  • set Resolution to Use Client Resolution (you can tweak this setting if you want but there is no point in setting it higher than your Client Resolution, it will only slow down your PC if it has to transcode the stream and consume your internet Bandwidth)
  • set FPS to 60 for better quality; you can also increase the Bandwidth to 40 or 50Mbps but keep in mind that your internet connection has to cover this. Check and see if you have over 50Mbps constantly. 

10. On your machine (Not the VM) open Parsec and go to Settings > Network 

set the Client Port and Host Start Port to 47999


Things to consider:

If you rebooted the VM you need to repeat step 6 otherwise Parsec will return an error. This enables the Virtual Display that Parsec will stream.

Parsec will not work if you have an open Remote Desktop session connected to the VM.

Only open the Console from if you really need it. If you have the Console open – Windows will consider it the main display monitor and the Parsec Display will be a secondary display to the right side of the main display. (Just like having two monitors side by side in expanded mode).