Options for configuring pcAnywhere

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Options for configuring pcAnywhere

The following table describes the options on the Configure Symantec pcAnywhere panel. This panel is available from the Options panel in the Create Custom Symantec System Recovery Disk wizard.

Table: Options for configuring pcAnywhere



User name

Lets you type the user name for authenticating to pcAnywhere.


Lets you type the password for authenticating to pcAnywhere.

Confirm password

Lets you retype the password for authenticating to pcAnywhere.

Host name

Lets you type the name that you want to use for the host.

You can leave this box blank to configure the host name to be the same as the computer name.

Encryption level

Lets you encrypt the data stream between the host and remote computer.

Encryption level-None

Lets you specify that no encryption of the data stream occurs between the host and the remote computer.

Encrytion level-pcAnywhere

Lets you scramble the data using a mathematical algorithm so that a third party cannot easily interpret it.

This option is available on any operating system that pcAnywhere supports.

Encryption level-Symmetric

Lets you encode and decode data using a cryptographic key.

This option is available on any Windows operating system that supports the Microsoft CryptoAPI.

See Optional settings for Symantec System Recovery Disk.

See Creating a custom Symantec System Recovery Disk.

Terms of use for this information are found in Legal Notices.



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