Slow connection speeds or login issues with pcAnywhere

Article:TECH142407  |  Created: 2010-10-21  |  Updated: 2013-05-13  |  Article URL
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Possible Issues:

  • Slow connection speeds.  These may happen on all connections or randomly.
  • Login errors when logging into some machines, but not others.  Possible errors include "Authentication Failure"


pcAnywhere Solution


The pcAnywhere agent has been deployed but the remote user has selected one or both "Deployment Settings" from pcAQuickConnect.  The "Deployment Settings" are designed for the box version only and should not be used with the pcAnywhere agent.  Forcing the host to start or deploying a thin host can effect the current host.


  1. Open pcAQuickConnect on the remote machine.
  2. Ensure your "Options" are visible.
  3. Uncheck "Start host if not already running" AND "Deploy thin host if host is not present"
  4. Reboot the host machine.

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