W2k & PCanywhere 9.0

I must test here a windows 2000 professional and whe must use remote controle via PCAnywhere 9.0. I have installed here but this blowup my Windows 2000 machine. So do anyone have a sollution.

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I've had similar problems with our remote control package, Timbuktu - I think Win2K does video slightly differently from NT4 and as a result, remote control packages have problems.  For us, Timbuktu says they will have an update that is Win2K compatible once Win2K is released - but they don't seem to want to facilitate those of us who are testing and evaluating the betas.  I would assume the same "problem" exists with PC Anywhere.  The one program I have gotten to work is VNC.
I have also had similar problems with PCAnywhere 9.  I can start the host no problems under Win2k, but then cannot connect to it at all, using either 8 or 9.

However, PCAnywhere 8 works just fine as a host.  That's been my work-around for the time-being.
Have you experimented with the remote operation settings under the Tool|application options menu item.

There are several performance checkboxes to try and some other navigation related options that sound promising.

I cannot test it currently but I would suggest the Active Desktop Option is selected, and the reduce host desktop area option.  In the navigation section I would check the first two options for screen scaling and local full screen display.

Also try reducing the colour depth and see whether that helps.

Yours hoping

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LermitteAuthor Commented:
PCAnywhere installation goes good but. At the finish when PCanywhere ask for a reboot. It's reboot and then it's going wrong. W2K don't start up...

We need this to be working, that's a Client of us and he want W2K installed on the 1e march and have also PCanywhere 9.0. When I don't find a sollution I will install PCA 8.0 like Cosmos_7 have say.

Adam LeinssServer SpecialistCommented:
pcAnywhere 9.0 by Symantec works with Windows 2000. After installing, it will give you the option to use LiveUpdate to update it to the latest version. DO THIS. After doing the LiveUpdate, you may safely reboot. The current version is 9.0.1. ( same issue with NT4 )

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I heard that the full version works great with it , what version do you have? beta or full?
LermitteAuthor Commented:
I have the full version here, no beta...

LermitteAuthor Commented:
This works, So install PCanaywhere 9 from the CD, and Install the UPdate before you reboot. When the update is finish you can reboot and PCanywhere works great. I have still a little problem but I can live with that. It's still beta..euh no, I use the RTM-version

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