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.
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
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