TeamViewer – remote computer control
The TeamViewer program is designed for remote access to a remote computer. When using the program, the user performs remote control of another computer via the Internet.
Using TeamViewer will help in solving any problems with another computer located in any other location. It will be possible to provide assistance in setting up a remote computer, it will also be possible to manage your computer from another location.
To do this, it will be necessary to fulfill only two conditions: the computers of the partners must be connected to the Internet and the TeamViewer program must be running on them at the same time. When using the program, data is encrypted, a secure connection will be established between computers.
After running the program on the local and remote computers and establishing a connection between them, the user can proceed to manage the remote computer. Thus, it will be possible to configure the remote computer, provide assistance in solving problems, provide support, show work in programs, etc.
TeamViewer is free for non-commercial use. This program does not even have to be installed on the computer. It will be enough just to run the executable EXE file, and then you should choose how to launch the program.
Naturally, if necessary, the TeamViewer program can be installed on a computer. After registering in TeamViewer, the user will have access to administrative rights.
On the official website of the German company, the developer of TeamViewer, versions of the program are available for download for operating systems: Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone. The Russian version of the program is offered for download.
The popularity of the program is evidenced by the fact that TeamViewer has already been downloaded more than 200,000,000 times.
After downloading, the program can be installed on your computer. At the same time, TeamViewer is ready to use without installation on a computer.
To start the installation or run the program, you will need to click on the executable file in the “.exe” format.
Next, the “Install TeamViewer” window will open. In this window, you can select the desired option – “Install”, “Install, so that later you can delete it remotely with this computer” or “Run only”.
To run the program without installation, select the “Run only” option.
In all cases of using the program, it will be necessary to check the box “personal / non-commercial use”.
If you check the box next to the “Show advanced settings” item, then several additional windows will open when installing the program on your computer.
After selecting the TeamViewer installation settings, click on the “Accept – Finish” button.
The next step is to copy the files. After this process is completed, the TeamViewer program starts. When you just start, copying files does not occur.
First, a window will open with help information on how to use TeamViewer.
Then the main window of the TeamViewer program opens in the “Remote control” tab. In the central part of the program window there are two panels: “Allow control” and “Manage the computer”.
In the upper part of the window there are program menu items: “Connection”, “Advanced” and “Help”.
You can enter the program settings by following the menu path “Additional” => “Options”. TeamViewer is already configured and ready to use by default. If necessary, you can customize the program to suit your needs.
In the “Basic” tab, you can select the display name, network settings, link the device (computer) to the TeamViewer account.
In the “Security” tab, you can add a personal password for access without confirmation. For a random password, you can set the strength. Standard mode (4 digits) is enabled by default. You can increase the strength to 10 characters, or disable the random password altogether.
You can also change the rules for connecting to your computer.
By entering the “Remote control” tab, you can change the display settings. Here it will be possible to select the display quality of the screen of the remote computer, the display of wallpaper on the remote computer in the program window.
If the Internet connection speed is low, displaying the wallpaper will slow down the session, so the “Hide wallpaper on remote machine” option is enabled by default.
TeamViewer can record a remote session.
With TeamViewer it will be possible to hold conferences among several participants.
Remote control of your computer
The “Allow control” panel is used to display data for remote control of your computer. There is information about the ID of this computer in the TeamViewer system, as well as a password that can be changed if necessary.
In the “Personal password” field, you can enter your password to access a specific computer from anywhere.
You will need to give your ID and password to your remote partner, who will remotely manage your computer.
After connecting to your computer and entering the data received from you, your remote partner will control your computer.
Remote access to a remote computer
In the main window of the program, on the right side, there is the “Manage Computer” panel, which is designed to enter data from another computer.
In the “Partner ID” field, you will need to enter the partner’s ID. These data (ID and password) you will have to receive from the user of the remote computer that you are going to manage.
In this case, the “Remote control” item must be activated. After that, click on the “Connect to a partner” button.
This will open the “TeamViewer Identification” window. In this window, in the “Password” field, you will need to enter the received password, and then click on the “Login” button.
On the screen of your monitor, you will see a window that displays the desktop of your partner’s remote computer. By default, wallpaper will be disabled on the desktop.
At the top is the toolbar. Using the toolbar menu commands, it will be possible to manage and configure the program without going directly into the settings.
The Actions menu has the following commands:
- “Switching sides with a partner” – in this case, you will exchange control with a partner. Now your partner will control your computer.
- “Ctrl + Alt + Del” – transfer control of keyboard shortcuts to a partner’s computer.
- “Enable computer lock” – the partner’s computer will be locked.
- “Remote reboot” – “End the session”, “Reboot”, “Reboot in safe mode”. You can end the session or restart the remote computer in the desired mode.
- “Transmit keyboard shortcuts” – keyboard shortcuts that you press on your computer will be transferred to the remote computer.
- “Block remote machine input” – the mouse and keyboard will be blocked on the remote computer.
- “Show black screen” – a black screen will be displayed on the partner’s computer and he will not be able to see what you are doing on his computer. In this case, the function “Block remote machine input” must be active.
From the Windows menu, you can customize the display of commands and buttons for the Windows operating system.
The View menu controls the view settings.
The Audio/Video menu controls computer sounds, video, voice, and chat.
The File Transfer menu is responsible for transferring files using the TeamViewer program.
The “Advanced” menu contains other program settings. You can switch to full screen mode or minimize the toolbar.
After connecting, you can proceed to manage the remote computer. It will be possible to install or remove programs, view documents, perform various actions to configure the operating system or programs.
Through TeamViewer, you can not only directly control a remote computer, but also share files.
Transferring files in TeamViewer
To do this, on the toolbar, you can click on the “File Transfer” menu button, and select the “File Transfer” item in the context menu. After that, the “File Transfer” window will open, divided into two windows. The left window contains the files of the local computer, and the right window contains the files of the remote computer.
To send a file or folder, you will need to select the desired object on the computer from which the transfer will be made using the “Address” field. After selecting the object, you will need to click on the “Submit” button. First, on the receiving computer, using the “Address” field, select the place where the file or folder will be transferred.
You can also move files using File Storage. You can open the file storage window from the “file transfer” menu or from the side window of the program by clicking on the corresponding icon.
You will need to drag the file, on the computer from which you will be moving the files to the vault, into the File Vaults window.
In this image, you can see that the file has been placed in the file storage on the remote computer (dark window). After moving, the file became available on the local computer (light window).
Communication via TeamViewer
In the TeamViewer program, you can exchange messages in a chat, negotiate by voice, hold telephone conferences, and record video during communication.
The program allows you to take screenshots of the remote computer window.
Recording video in TeamViewer
In order to record a video session, you need to enter the “Additional” menu, go to the “Record” item in the context menu. Here are the items to control the recording of the video “Start”, “Pause” and “Stop”.
Using these commands, you can record a video file that will show your actions in the window of the remote computer. After the recording is finished, the video file will be saved in the “.tvs” format. This file can be converted to “.avi” format so that it can be viewed on any computer.
To do this, you need to enter the main program window, open the “Advanced” menu, and select the “Play or convert recorded session …” item in the context menu. After that, the “Open” window will open, in which you should select a video file with the “.tvs” extension.
Next, on the top panel, click on the “Convert” button.
In the “Convert session recording” window that opens, click the “Convert” button. If necessary, you can change the conversion settings before starting the video file conversion process. To do this, you will need to click on the “Configuration …” button, and then in the window that opens, change the settings.
Next, the conversion of the video file to the “.avi” format will start.
After the conversion is completed, you can play the recorded video session using a regular player.
TeamViewer allows you to remotely access your computer, share files and manage a remote computer to help your partner.