Video Screencast Help

PC anywhere 12.5 only see a black screen

Created: 19 Apr 2013 • Updated: 22 Apr 2013 | 3 comments
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Hi there, I have searched through the forums, but can't seem to get a resolution for this. I know its posted else where, but I can't seem to get a fix.

When we connect and I do connect different hosts sometimes it just shows a black screen. you can transfer files ok, but can't see anything other than a black screen.

these are all servers we are connecting to, so rebooting isn't really an option.

pc anywhere 12.5 ,the clients are windows 7, connecting to win 2k, and 2k3

thanks in advance

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W007's picture


look this Kb's

How to resolve video issues with pcAnywhere Solution
Article:TECH122340 | Created: 2010-03-16 | Updated: 2012-03-15 | Article URL

Black or gray screen appears on new installation of pcAnywhere application or during authentication while connecting a remote system to a host computer after the new installation.
For more information, see the following article:

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AJ_01's picture

Check the issue 6 in below link

Symantec pcAnywhere 12.5 SP5 build 1206 release information
Article:TECH198989  |  Created: 2012-10-25  |  Updated: 2013-03-14  |  Article URL



Georgey boy's picture

thanks for the heads up guys.

after looking to update the remote host, I noticed it was running 12.1! oops

upgraded to 12.5 and the problem was resolved.