What is TeamViewer and How to use TeamViewer

“TeamViewer is proprietary software for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, Web conferencing and file transfer between computers.” – According to Wikipedia

Official Website: –https://www.teamviewer.com/en/

TeamViewer Remote Control Features

  • Remote Device Control
  • Cross-Platform Access
  • VPN Alternative
  • Mobile Device Access
  • Secure Unattended Access
  • iOS Screen Sharing
  • Wake Up, Restart, and Install
  • Flexible File Sharing Options
  • Remote Printing
  • 4K Remote Desktop Access
  • Increasing Customer Satisfaction
  • Time-Saving Shortcuts

How to install TeamViewer  in Windows System

Step 1: – First go to https://www.teamviewer.com/en/ and download TeamViewer latest version. To connect with TeamViewer both the computer, meaning local and remote computer need to install same version of Teamviewer
Step 2: – Now click the downloaded installer. You will find a downloaded installer named as TeamViewer_Setup.exe.
Step 3: – Now your TeamViewer_Setup.exe will run. And you will see a dialogue box.
Step 4: – Here you will find “How do you want to proceed?” select any of the following

  • Basic installation
  • Installation to access this computer remotely (unattended)
  • Run only (one time use)

You can choose any of the above, but if you choose Run only (one time use), then you don’t have to install the software, it will automatically run on your computer without installing. For tutorial purpose we will select Basic installation option.

“Windows allows you to run TeamViewer without installing it, which can be useful if you're on a computer that you don't have administrative privileges for. Select Run only (one time use) as your installation option.” – wikihow post stated

And also you will find the option “How do you want to use TeamViewer”? Select any of the following options

  • Company / Commercial use
  • Personal / Non-commercial use
  • Both of the above

If you want to use TeamViewer as for commercial purposes then, select the “Company / Commercial use” option. If you want to use TeamViewer for Personal or Non Commercial use then select the “Personal / Non-Commercial” use option. You can select the “Both of the above” option also. For this tutorial we will use the Personal / Non-Commercial use option.

Step 5: – Now you can click the Finish button and TeamViewer will be installed on your computer. But if you want advanced options, than select the below “Advanced Settings” checkbox. And follow the Step 6.

Step 6: – Now “Advanced Settings” dialogue box will open. From here you can choose a destination path where you want your TeamViewer should be installed. You will find a Browse button, By clicking the Browse button you will able to change the Destination directory for your TeamViewer installation.

You can also Install TeamViewer  Printer Driver, install TeamViewer VPN and TemViewer Meeting Add-In for Outlook. If you don’t want to install any of them, then uncheck them and Click Finish. Your TeamViewer will start installing. Wait a few minute depending on your computer, Now your TeamViewer is ready to use. First time TeamViewer will automatically Open. You can see ID and Password will be provided by TeamViewer. This ID will help you to connect any one to remotely access your computer system.

How to Connect Remote Computer with TeamViewer

Step 1: – Open TeamViewer.exe. You will find this from your Installed programs.

Step 2: – You can Sign Up for an Account. Benefit of creating account according TeamViewer software “If you have a TeamViewer  account you can add this computer to the list of your computers. In your computer list you will see if this computer is online and connect it directly”

In this tutorial we will not create any account. We will use TeamViewer without Signing Up for an account.

Step 3: – Now from the left navigation panel, select Remote Control. TeamViewer application will automatically provide you an ID and Password. If TeamViewer doesn’t provide you any ID, then wait a few minute or try re-launching TeamViewer again.

Step 4: – If you want to give your computer access to someone else, give them these ID and password provided by TeamViewer and he will be able to remotely access your computer.

If you want to connect any computer remotely then, ask their TemViewer ID and Password provided by TeamViewer  and put them in Partner ID text box and click the “Connect” button. You can use TeamViewer for Remote control or file transferring purpose.