Symantec pcAnywhere 12.5 SP4: Release Notes

What's new?

    • Uses an updated encryption method to secure the host and remote communications and data

    • Added support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Mac OS 10.7.x

System requirements

  • To successfully install each of the component of Symantec pcAnywhere, your system must meet the following minimum requirements:

    • Supported operating systems for Symantec pcAnywhere full version:

      • Windows 7 (Home/Professional/Ultimate)

      • Windows Vista (Home/Enterprise/ Ultimate)

      • Windows XP (Home and Professional/Windows XP Tablet and Media Center Edition/Embedded and WEPOS)

      • Windows 2000 (Professional/Server/Advanced Server)

      • Windows Server 2003 (Standard/Enterprise)

      • Windows Server 2008

      • Windows Server 2008 R2

    • Supported operating systems for Symantec pcAnywhere thin host:

      • Windows 7 (Home/Professional/Ultimate)

      • Windows Vista (Home/Enterprise/ Ultimate)

      • Windows XP (Home and Professional/Windows XP Tablet and Media Center Edition/Embedded and WEPOS)

      • Windows 2000 (Professional/Server/Advanced Server)

      • Windows Server 2003 (Standard/Enterprise)

      • Windows Server 2008

      • Windows Server 2008 R2

      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0

      • SUSE Linux Enterprise 10.0

      • Mac OS X 10.5.x

      • Mac OS X 10.6.x

      • Mac OS X 10.7.x

    • Supported operating systems for Symantec Packager:

      • Windows Vista (Home/Enterprise/Ultimate)

      • Windows XP (Professional)

      • Windows 2000 (Professional/Server/Advanced Server)

      • Windows Server 2003 (Standard/Enterprise)

    • Hardware requirements:

      • Must meet the minimum hardware requirements as specified by Microsoft (for Windows) or Apple (for Mac) for the operating system that is installed

Upgrading to Symantec pcAnywhere 12.5 SP4

  • Symantec pcAnywhere 12.5 SP4 contains updated security and communication enhancements. The new version is not backward-compatible and does not connect to earlier versions of pcAnywhere due to the changed security model. Symantec recommends installing the latest updated, secured 12.5 SP4 version of the product. For more information about downloading and installing Symantec pcAnywhere 12.5 SP4, read: How to obtain Symantec pcAnywhere 12.5 SP4.

    Symantec will not provide fixes for existing versions of pcAnywhere because of known security risks. If you have pcAnywhere 11.x or earlier versions of pcAnywhere, then you must uninstall the existing version of pcAnywhere before you install pcAnywhere 12.5 SP4.

Features removed in pcAnywhere 12.5 SP4

  • The following features are no longer available in pcAnywhere 12.5 SP4:

    • Access Server

    • Symantec pcAnywhere Web Remote

    • Symantec pcAnywhere Mobile Host

    • Symantec pcAnywhere CrossPlatform for Remote and Host

    • Symantec pcAnywhere Gateway

    • Host Assessment Tool

    • Host Administrator tool

    • Package Deployment Tool

    • Web Deployment Tool

    • NetBIOS and SPX connection type support

    • Support for all authentication types except pcAnywhere, NT, and AD for Windows/pcAnywhere and Apple Open Directory for Mac/pcAnywhere and Linux PAM for Linux

    • Option for making passwords case sensitive on the Security Options tab of Host Properties dialog box

    • Option to deploy thin host if host is not present on pcAnywhere Quick Connect dialog box

    • Encryption tab on pcAnywhere options dialog box

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DOCID: v78694032_EndUserProfile_en_us
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5.x, Mac OS X 10.6.x, Mac OS X 10.7.x, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux
Last modified: 03/25/2013