Question What is pcAnywhere Quick Connect and Deploy?
Answer Once pcAnywhere Solution is installed on a Symantec Management Platform (SMP) server, there is a “pcA Quick Connect” shortcut on the desktop. This feature is referred to as “Quick Deploy and Connect” in the pcAnywhere Solution User’s Guide. It is technically not part of the SMP framework, but is instead a stand-alone application.
When using this feature, it is not necessary to have a pcAnywhere host program running on the computer, the communications to the host computer do not pass through the Altiris Agent, and it is not bound by SMP configurations or policies. This feature allows an administrator to deploy a “thin host” to a computer for a one-time-only connection to that computer.This Quick Deploy and Connect feature can be most useful for remote control in a couple of situations:
Prior to deployment of the pcAnywhere plug-in to managed computers. If the SMP services are unavailable and a Remote Control session is.
The requirements for Quick Deploy and Connect are:
local Administrator credentials for the host computer
share access to the host computer
remote registry service needs to be enabled
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