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How to set up an unattended remote session using Teamviewer


Today we are going to take a look at setting up an unattended remote session with a Windows Server 2008 R2 server using Teamviewer.  This is very handy when you need to administer a server but there is no one on site to give you access.  This method works on ANY system not just Windows Server but this is the scenario where you might use it the most.

For the purpose of this tutorial I will be using Teamviewer 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and making a remote connection from a Linux Mint 12 system.  I will also assume you have already installed Teamviewer 7 onto your Windows Server 2008 R2 system.

On your Windows Server 2008 R2 system open up Teamviewer.  Write down the ID (you will need this later) and then click on Extras – Options.

Go to Security and choose a password for unattended access.  Once entered click Ok.

Now we shall open up teamviewer on the Linux Mint 12 system and add a computer account as shown below.

Type in the Windows Server 2008 R2 Teamviewer ID you wrote down earlier along with the password for unattended access.  Also choose an Alias which identifies the system. When you have finished click ok.

You will now see the new account added to your computers in Teamviewer as shown below.

To access this computer double click it.  That’s it!!

About the Author

Hi I am Chris Wakefield the owner of ComTech IT Support. I provide Windows and Linux based IT Support, laptop repairs and computer repairs to both business and personal clients in and around Stirling.

For a list of what I can offer you why not visit my website www.comtech247.net where you will find a list of my services, testimonials, blog and much more.

 

 

 

Teamviewer Tutorial


Today we shall have a look at a piece of remote desktop software called Teamviewer. Teamviewer is the software that we use to connect to our client’s computers remotely and solve any problem they might have.

Teamviewer can be installed from here and works on all the major platfroms.  Once installed you will get a view identical to the one below.

 

 

Teamviewer console displayed on Linux Mint 12

 

 

You will notice that Your ID and Password are displayed.  You must give this information to the person who will be taking control of your system.  The Id of your computer will not change, however the password will change after every session thus removing the possibility of anyone getting onto your computer without your knowledge.  Once a session has been established the client (the person who is getting the help) can retake control of their computer at any time by moving the mouse.

You will also notice that you have a choice of either remote control or file transfer.  On Windows systems Teamviewer 7 also allows VPN connection (discussed below).  File transfer is very handy when you have to transfer files over the internet quickly.

VPN connection

First we have to set up an unattended session which will allow us to log onto another computer with a specified password even if no one is in attendance. On the main console page you will Set up an unattended session which is located underneath Password.  Click on this and enter the required details.

Once this is set up I always find it easier to setup a teamviewer account.  There are two reasons for this.  The first reason is I can then vpn into my systems using a web browser which can be convenient when you are out and about.  The second is that the web interface allows me to manage all my accounts in one place.  You can set up a teamviewer user account here and click on web login.  Once completed you should get the screen displayed below.

All the computers that you have already setup will be visble in the top left of the screen under My Computers.  You can add further computer accounts using the web interface by clicking on Add new partner which will then give you the screen below.

Change the Partner type to Compuer (as shown) and Group to My Computers (as shown). Fill in the ID and Alias as appropriate.  The password is not the teamviewer password but any password you choose.  Once completed the new partner will be visible in the top left of the screen under my computers.  To connect to it just double click.

So to round off Teamviewer is a very versitile piece of software that allows you to take control of another computer by either a web based interface or your own computer.  Go and have a play and see what you think.

About the Author

Hi I am Chris Wakefield the owner of ComTech IT Support. I provide Windows and Linux based IT Support, laptop repairs and computer repairs to both business and personal clients in and around Stirling.

For a list of what I can offer you why not visit my website www.comtech247.net where you will find a list of my services, testimonials, blog and much more.

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