Compatibility between current and previous versions of pcAnywhere

The following table is a quick reference of pcAnywhere versions and their interoperability.

Versions

12.5

12.1

12.0

11.5

11.0

10.x

9.x

8.x

7.5

12.5

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes***

No

No

No

12.1

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes***

No

No

No

12.0

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes**

Yes**

No

11.5

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes**

Yes**

No

10.x

Yes**

Yes**

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes*

Yes*

9.x

No

No

Yes**

Yes**

Yes**

Yes

Yes

Yes*

Yes*

8.x

No

No

Yes**

Yes**

Yes**

Yes*

Yes*

Yes

Yes

7.5

No

No

No

No

No

Yes*

Yes*

Yes

Yes

* pcAnywhere 8.x and 7.5 still use WinSock 1. You must set pcAnywhere 9.x and 10.x to use WinSock 1.

** Host and remote objects created in pcAnywhere 11.0 and later can only be used with pcAnywhere 11.0 and later.

*** pcAnywhere 12.5 and 12.1 are compatible only with versions 10.5 and later.

Note on Compatibility:

When we refer to compatibility between versions of pcAnywhere, we mean that any currently supported version of pcAnywhere is able to connect to and function with any other version. However, differences between operating systems make it difficult or impossible for all the functionality of one version to work with another. Examples of this include remote drive mapping, automated procedures, scripting, and video display colors and resolution.

Because of these differences in versions, Symantec Technical Support does not recommend using mixed versions of pcAnywhere on a regular basis. Symantec Technical Support will not provide support for mixed versions of any software product other than the currently supported versions of pcAnywhere.

Supported versions of pcAnywhere:

  • The following versions of pcAnywhere are supported by telephone and Web-based support:

    • pcAnywhere 12.5

    • pcAnywhere 12.1

    • pcAnywhere 12.0

Unsupported versions of pcAnywhere:

  • The following versions of pcAnywhere are no longer supported by technical support personnel, either by telephone or online:

    • pcAnywhere for Windows 1.0

    • pcAnywhere for DOS versions III, 4.0, 4.0c, and 4.5

    • pcAnywhere 5.0 for DOS

    • pcAnywhere 2.0 for Windows 3.x

    • pcANYWHERE32 7.0

    • pcANYWHERE32 7.5

    • pcAnywhere CE 1.0

    • pcAnywhere Express

    • pcANYWHERE32 8.0

    • pcAnywhere 9.x

    • pcAnywhere 10.x

    • pcAnywhere 11.0

    • pcAnywhere 11.5

Support for some of these versions is available through the Symantec Online knowledge base

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Last modified: 03/25/2013