Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Set a Permanent TeamViewer Password

TeamViewer is a well-known remote-desktop application that enables users to work on their client’s computer without having to visit them.

If you are in the receiving end while using TeamViewer, telling the ID and Password every time to grant access to your PC can be irritating. In this post, we’ll have a look at assigning a permanent password that will enable quick access to your PC. Do remember that using a static password has its share of flaws.

  • Open TeamViewer and navigate to Extras > Options.

TeamViewer Permanent Password Configure

  • Now, go to the Security tab and change the password under ‘Permanent Password for Unattended access’.

Permanent password for the unattended access Teamviewer

  • You can now get a permanent ID by setting up permanent access from the Home Screen. Doing this generates a new password, but the permanent password which we created before remains an alias.


Note: By default, the password is set to 4 digits, but you may change this by clicking on the Password strength dropdown menu as seen in the 2nd screenshot. Consider signing up for a TeamViewer account for more features like creating a partner list, sending IMs while remotely working on their PC, etc.

Haven’t used TeamViewer yet? Download TeamViewer here.