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Using Remote Managment from with in pcAnywhere, Part 3 of Using pcAnywhere

Created: 28 Apr 2009 • Updated: 22 Jun 2009 | 1 comment
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Remote Management

Remote Machine

Remote Management can be gotten to in one of three ways. You can select the Remote Management from the Session Manager while in a remote control session,  by right clicking on a remote connection and selecting Start Remote Management or a Remote can be configured to start in Remote Management mode.

  1. To change to remote management while in a remote session select Remote Management from the Session Manager.

  1. To start a Remote in Remote management right click on an existing remote and select Start Remote Management.
  2. To modify an existing remote to connect as a Remote Management connection select that remote by right clicking on it and selecting and selecting Properties for the Remote.

  3. On the Connection Info tab change the Start Mode to Remote Management.

    Attached below is a PDF version of the article.

  4. Click OK.
  5. Note that the Icon has changed for the Connection to machine one. This is the Remote Management Icon.

  6. Start the Connection to machine one Remote by double clicking on the remote in the list of remotes available in pcAnywhere.

  7. Because with the remote management tool you have the ability to perform administrative level tasks you will be asked for a windows account that has administrative rights to this host. This will happen even if you have set up pcAnywhere authentication.

  8. The screen that opens is the same as the task manager that you could find locally.

  9. Under the Remote Management panel change to the Command Prompt screen

  10. You can execute a command from here like calc (just a simple example)
    • Type calc in the Type a command, then press Enter: line.
    • b. Click Enter

  11. Change to Remote Control in the Session Manager

  12. Note that the calculator will have launched on the Host machine

  13. Change back to Remote Management in the Session Manager

  14. Under the Remote Management panel change to the Services screen and look for the Symantec pcAnywhere Host Service

    Notice if your host is set to launch with windows it will be set to started.

  15. Under the Remote Management panel change to the Edit Registry screen

    Notice that this will open up the registry of your host machine.

  16. Under the Remote Management panel change to the Event Log screen

    Note that the Log files are able to be read much faster than while in a remote control session, also you can save them to your local machine for use later.

  17. From the Session Manager select End Session

  18. Click Yes and make sure that the check box is selected for the Host accepts another call If this box is checked then the host will re launch after the disconnection and will be available for connection later.

A PDF copy of this article is attached below

Review Part 2 here: Installing and Configuring pcAnywhere Remote, Part 2 of Using pcAnywhere

See Part 4 here: Using File Transfer from within pcAnywhere, Part 4 of Using pcAnywhere

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nick_123's picture

honestly I found ur article very good........but Windows Remote desktop also giving you same functionality then then y wud we go for this.......does pcAnywhere has soem special features, security elements??

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