How to create a Host Invitation in pcAnywhere 12.x

To connect to a host computer that is behind a firewall, start the connection from the host computer. You can create an invitation with the required settings for the host computer to connect to the remote computer. You can save the invitation on physical media, or send it to the host user by email or instant message. When the host user accepts the invitation, and when the connection is established, you can take control of the host computer.

Both the host and the remote computers must be running pcAnywhere 12.0 or later.

Create a Host Invitation

  1. Start Symantec pcAnywhere.

  2. In the left navigation bar, click Go To Advanced View.

  3. Under pcAnywhere Manager, click Remotes.

  4. In the right pane, right-click the connection item you want to use.

  5. Select Create Host Invitation.

  6. Specify the IP address or the computer Name.

  7. Your computer must wait for a connection for the host computer to connect.

    If you uncheck the option Wait for the host to call, you must manually set your remote connection item to wait for a host call.

  8. Click Save As.

  9. Select the location where you want to save the file.

  10. Type the file name, and then click Save.

    The file is saved with a .pcainv file extension.

If you have selected the option "Wait for the host to call", the pcAnywhere host icon appears on the Windows status bar.

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DOCID: kb20080707154138EN_EndUserProfile_en_us
Operating System: Windows Vista, Windows XP
Last modified: 03/25/2013