Teamviewer Client Shortcuts - gHacks Tech News

Teamviewer Client Shortcuts

Lee Mathews posted an interesting Teamviewer tip on his new blog aimed at computer administrators. He explained how to create shortcuts to client computers on the computer of the administrator to quickly access the client's PCs without having to enter data. All that would be needed to connect is to click on the shortcut to launch the process.

Teamviewer is a remote desktop software that can be used to easily connect to other computers. The greatest benefit is that it is easy to setup even for users without broad technical knowledge and that it can be used for other purposes than remote desktop access inlcuding presentations or virtual private networks.

We have reviewed the Teamviewer application before here on Ghacks, so take a closer look if you never heard of it before or want an overview of what it has to offer to you.

Teamviewer works by entering an unique ID and password in the software to connect to a client remotely. The Teamviewer shortcut eliminates the need to enter and remember the ID and password, so that you can establish connections with a click without having to enter data first.

Keep in mind though that anyone with access to your local system may also get access to those shortcuts. If that is an issue, move them to an encrypted container or password protected folder so that access is only granted to authorized users.

teamviewer remote desktop software

The basic idea is to create Teamviewer shortcuts in a folder on the hard drive, and use those whenever a remote connection needs to be established to a client computer.

Lee created a folder for each client and one personal folder. So all that needs to be done is to create a shortcut to Teamviewer, right-click on it and select Properties. The following parameters need to be added in the target box of the shortcut: -i [tv ID number] –Password -[tv password]. (without the [] brackets)

Lee failed to list another possible shortcut: -m filetransfer would initiate file transfer mode. Other options are presentation to start a presentation session or starting the application without the -m parameter for remote support.

Advertisement

We need your help

Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.

We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats or subscription fees.

If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:


Previous Post: «
Next Post: »

Comments

  1. Wikifan said on October 20, 2008 at 8:27 am
    Reply

    The ID may be the same every time you reconnect, but the password isn’t. How does he deal with that? You need the customer to give you the password, and that alone breaks the utility of this hack.

    1. leo said on March 19, 2010 at 3:06 pm
      Reply

      I think he failed to mention that he actually installs TV on each clients pc which then allows a permanent password. I suspect you are doing like me and just having the client run the client.exe when they want me to connect. for a couple that i need to access often, i have it installed and keep the password in my cell phone so i can help them from anywhere.

  2. Alex said on October 22, 2008 at 3:24 pm
    Reply

    I find Techinline Remote Desktop (http://www.techinline.com) to be a much easier tool to use for remote support. First of all, it’s fully customizable, which allows me to integrate it into my website, and they have probably the lowest prices (when you’re talking about using the service for commercial use) on the market. Anybody else with any other suggestions of what’s out there?

  3. Kevin said on November 22, 2008 at 4:41 pm
    Reply

    I use Instant Housecall (http://www.instanthousecall.com) and I find it to be exceptionally good. Not only can you do both attended and unattended access, but it’s really easy for my customers to use.

  4. zoran said on June 20, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    Reply

    i tried this and it just gives me an error> “error parsing command line: unknown option -z” (z is the first letter of the password actually)

    also, i’m not sure wich of the password fields are for the client password and wich one for my teamviewer

    help!

    thanks

  5. ulle said on June 26, 2012 at 9:26 am
    Reply

    tried this and got it working a long time ago…
    so I did have to figure it out once more…

    1. create a short cut on the desktop (win7) and apply the parameters in the target box after the last ”

    2. the parameters need to be like this:
    -i PC001 -P XXXX

    3. apply and run :). i is for the pc id and p is for password :) and using password as an indicator will NOT make i work.

    1. zoran said on June 26, 2012 at 10:16 am
      Reply

      @ulle

      thank you, sir. now it worked :)

    2. feelie75 said on January 16, 2016 at 10:40 am
      Reply

      yes!! thank you. article params didn’t work. yours did. this will help so much when cashier 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 call me and say, “I CANT FINISH MY ORDER!!” :)

    3. teamviewer said on May 11, 2016 at 4:16 pm
      Reply

      https://www.teamviewer.com/en/help/91-are-there-parameters-to-start-teamviewer

      TeamViewer can be run via command line using different parameters which have to be preceded with a “–” (e.g. –Password 123456). Alternatively you may also use the short form which is executed with a “-” in the beginning (e.g. -P 123456).

      Below you can see an example of a command line in which TeamViewer is connecting to a specific ID, using a predefined password and a preset connection mode:

      C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version8\teamviewer.exe -i 18876347 –Password test -m fileTransfer
      The available connection modes are:

      Remote-Control:
      teamviewer.exe -i –Password
      FileTransfer:
      teamviewer.exe -i –Password -m fileTransfer
      VPN:
      teamviewer.exe -i –Password -m vpn

  6. Anonymous said on March 8, 2013 at 3:34 am
    Reply

    thanx ulle,

    2. the parameters need to be like this:
    -i PC001 -P XXXX

    that is the correct one, this article will mislead you.

  7. AlesO said on December 10, 2015 at 11:31 am
    Reply

    As per:

    https://www.teamviewer.com/en/help/91-Are-there-parameters-to-start-TeamViewer

    Are there parameters to start TeamViewer?
    TeamViewer can be run via command line using different parameters which have to be preceded with a “–” (e.g. –Password 123456). Alternatively you may also use the short form which is executed with a “-” in the beginning (e.g. -P 123456).

    Below you can see an example of a command line in which TeamViewer is connecting to a specific ID, using a predefined password and a preset connection mode:

    C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version8\teamviewer.exe -i 18876347 –Password test -m fileTransfer

    The available connection modes are:
    Remote-Control:
    teamviewer.exe -i –Password
    FileTransfer:
    teamviewer.exe -i –Password -m fileTransfer
    VPN:
    teamviewer.exe -i –Password -m vpn

Leave a Reply

Check the box to consent to your data being stored in line with the guidelines set out in our privacy policy

Please note that your comment may not appear immediately after you post it.