Installing pcAnywhere Thin Client on Mac OS X
In order to access a Mac OS X computer using pcAnywhere (and other solutions are available – see below) you will need to install the thin client component on your Mac.
Begin by logging into your Mac as the root user. This is disabled by default, and you will need to carry out the following steps to enable it; pcAnywhere requires this level of access for correct installation (and for uninstalling).
Open Apple > System Preferences… and in the View menu select Users & Groups. You will need to unlock this screen and enter the administrator password to proceed. Select Login Options… > Edit… > Open Directory Utility and again unlock this screen with the admin password.
Select Enable Root User from the Edit menu and then enter a password and verify it – this should be a completely new password, different to the one used for the administrator account. Once you’re done here, insert the pcAnywhere disc into your Mac’s optical drive.
In the Finder window, browse the disc and open Symantec pcAnywhere cross-platform, where you will find MacInstaller.app – double-click this to install.
Simply follow the on-screen instructions to proceed with the installation.