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PCAnywhere on NT 4.0

Is there a way to run PCAnywhere as a service so if
the power fails and the computer reboots, it comes back
up in a way that I can attach to it?

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
What Version of PC Anywhere are you running?  (We use a program called Timbuktu and this does run as a service and has been highly reliable for us - www.netopia.com)
PC Anywhere version 8.0 is the first fiarly reliable version for Windows NT 4.0. It installs by default as a service called AWHOST32. It can be started with the command 'NET START AWHOST32' from the system console.

Here is a procedure I have found to work:
1) Install the program. Take the defaults.
2) After restarting the system run the program from the menu. The first time you do this it will run through a Wizard for initial configuration. If you don't do this step the effect is that none of the connection types are configured to work.
3) After the Wizard click on the 'Be a Host' button to see your configured connection types. you may delete the ones you don't want and keep the ones you do.
4) Open Services from the Control Pannel and scroll down the pcANYWHERE Host Services. Make any changes to the startup you need, such as Automatic.
5) Clsoe everything and you are done.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
If you're saying that it's a "FAIRLY STABLE" version for NT, then I strongly recommend using Timbuktu.  It's only had one problem I know of with ET4000 chipsets and we use it on all our workstations and servers without ANY problems (excepting the one above).  It also integrates itself with NT security.  
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