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Automatically Recording

Created: 06 May 2014 • Updated: 11 May 2014 | 2 comments
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It is possible to Enable the Automatically Recording in PCAnywhere.

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Ambesh_444's picture

Hello Prince89,

Please follow the below article.

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/on-technology...

How to record and play back a session or display a screen shot from a recorded session

Situation:

You would like to know how to record and play back a remote control session, or record and display a screen shot from a recorded session.

Solution:

You can record a session from either the host, the remote, or both locations, and store the recording for later playback. 
NOTE: You can record multiple sessions in to a single file. During playback, you can specify the session number to play back, or play back all recorded sessions in the order they were recorded.

To configure the host to record a remote control session:

1.     In the pcAnywhere Manager of the host computer, click Tools, and then click Options.

2.     Click the Host Operation tab, and enable Record host session for later playback.

3.     Click Browse. The Browse for Folder window appears.

4.     Locate and select the folder that you want the recording to be stored in.
NOTE: You must enter a destination path for the record files.

5.     If you have selected a location that needs additional authentication to access, click Advanced, and enter the user name, password and domain needed to access that location, and then click OK.

6.     Click OK to close the pcAnywhere Options window. Now, as soon as a connection is made to the host, the recording starts automatically.
NOTE: There is no notification to either the remote or the host computer that the session is being recorded.

To configure the remote to record a remote control session:

1.     In the pcAnywhere Manager of the remote computer, click Remotes.

2.     Right-click the remote control item that you want to enable the recording feature on, and then click Properties.

3.     Click the Automated Tasks tab, and enable Record session for later playback, in the Remote session recording section.

4.     Click Browse. The Select Recording File window appears.

5.     Locate and select the folder that you want the recording to be stored in, from the Look in field.

6.     Enter a file name in the File name field. Make sure that you do not add an extension to this file name. pcAnywhere automatically adds the .rcd extension.
NOTE: If you do not specify a location and file name at this point, you are prompted for this information when the remote connection is made.

7.     Click OK, and click OK again.

To start recording a session during a remote connection:
NOTE:
 This can only be started on the remote computer.

1.     During a remote control session, you can start recording the session in two ways.

§  Click the Start/Stop session recording icon in the remote's toolbar.

§  Click the Remote icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen, point to pcAnywhere, and click Recording.

2.     You are prompted for a location and file name. Locate the folder that you want to save the recording in, and type a file name. Make sure that you do not add an extension to this file name. pcAnywhere automatically adds the .rcd extension.

3.     When you want to stop the recording during a session, repeat the steps that you followed to start the recording.

To take a screen shot during a remote control session:

1.     During the session, click the Remote icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen, point to pcAnywhere, and then click Save Screen.

2.     You are prompted for a location and a file name. Locate the folder that you want to save the screen shot in, type a file name and then click Open. Make sure that you do not add an extension to this file name. pcAnywhere automatically adds the .scn extension.

3.     Click OK. The screen shot is saved.

To play back a recorded session:

1.     In the pcAnywhere Manager, click Tools, and then click Playback Sessions/Screens. The Select Playback File screen appears.

2.     Browse to locate the file containing the recorded session, and change the files of type to Record Files (*.RCD).

3.     Select the file and then click Open. The Playback Options window appears.

4.     Select the options that you want for this playback, and click OK.

5.     The playback starts.

6.     If you enabled the Control Panel on the Playback Options window, you can change the speed, switch to the next recorded session (if more than one session was recorded in this file), and stop or pause the playback.

To capture a screen shot during the playback of a recording:

1.     In the Playback Options window, make sure that you enable the Control Panel.

2.     During the playback, click Pause, at the screen you want a shot of, and click Save Screen.

3.     You are prompted for a location and a file name. Locate the folder that you want to save the screen shot in, enter a file name, and click Open. Make sure that you do not add an extension to this file name. pcAnywhere automatically adds the .scn extension.

4.     Click OK. The screen shot is saved.

5.     Click Pause. The session continues to play back.

6.     If you click Play, the session starts playing from the beginning of the current session again.

To view a saved screen shot:

1.     In the pcAnywhere Manager, click Tools, and then click Playback Sessions/Screens. The Select Playback File screen appears.

2.     Browse to locate the file containing the screen shot, and change the files of type to Screen Files (*.SCN).

3.     Select the file and then click Open.

4.     To close a screen shot window, click the X in the upper right corner of the window. The window closes and the pcAnywhere Manager reappears.

Thank& Regards,

Ambesh

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