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  • Zeldaguy
    Zeldaguy Posts: 2 ✭✭
    edited March 2021

    I can connect and it disconnects after 1 minute stating connection blocked after timeout.

    Your license limits the maximum session duration of a partner, immediate reconnects are blocked. P{lease try later or upgrade your license.

    Connection to this partner will be blocked for 1 minute.

    I have restarted both host and remote computers and restarted the Teamviewer service

    This is a private installation for non-business use and just to manage one computer to another via my phone or from across the room as i have 2 machines. I Have NEVER used this for business use and this just started today as I was using it last night

    Please help?

  • Grandvell
    Grandvell Posts: 1 Newbie

    Connections to and from this computer have started timing out after about one minute. My license is a free license. I believe i need a reset on this computer.

  • mcp4re
    mcp4re Posts: 1

    why do I keep getting cut off after a few min, I am on the free viersion

  • robertdeering
    robertdeering Posts: 1

    Both computers connect and are then thrown off. Why?

  • robertdeering
    robertdeering Posts: 1

    Why was I warned? I connect my home computer to that of a relative and have done for many years. What has changed?

  • I just updated to the current Ver 15. After connecting, the session shuts down in 60 seconds with a timeout message. I do Not see any message about 'Commercial Use' being suspected. I have completely uninstalled and reinstalled twice on my computer with the same result. Both my computer and the one I am trying to connect to list the version as 'free - home use'.

  • schmaltzy82
    schmaltzy82 Posts: 0 Newbie

    My account is having the same problem. Free, personal account with only one home computer I connect to. Logs me out within 1 minute every time. How do I get the account reset?

  • Airicd
    Airicd Posts: 1

    Somehow how my account has been flagged as trying to scam TeamViewer by not paying for a license for non-commercial use. I've always used it as a way to support my parents and other family members, not for work. I did at one point load it on my work computer so I could support my Dad when I was at work. But I removed it long ago. Now I can connect to my dad's computer without issue, but when I connect to my mom's after 3 minutes it disconnects and won't let me connect for another 10 minutes. Not helpful. Is there any way to fix this issue?

    Thank you.

  • Your license limits maximum session during duration to a partner, immediate reconnects are blocked.

  • Tom_87TR
    Tom_87TR Posts: 1

    I am having trouble suddenly here using my free account. It times me out almost immediately saying i have reached my time limit. Says i may need to buy teamviewer.


  • Brandoaz
    Brandoaz Posts: 12 ✭✭

    I have and use a free teamviewer account to help with technical issues for my family, I don't use it that often.

    Today my mother messaged me that she was having an issue and needed some help so i logged in, within 15 seconds i was logged out and presented with a dialogue box:

    i waited until the time prescribed was over and attempted to log in again. I was met with a new dialogue box with a new time a few minutes later. This continues.

    Can you explain what has happened? 

    Is the free version no longer usable for personal non commercial use?

    please advise

    Thank you

  • Brandoaz
    Brandoaz Posts: 12 ✭✭

    Good day: I have and use a free teamviewer account to help with technical issues for my family, I don't use it that often.

    Today my mother messaged me that she was having an issue and needed some help so i logged in, within 15 seconds i was logged out and presented with a dialogue box:

    i waited until the time prescribed was over and attempted to log in again. I was met with a new dialogue box with a new time a few minutes later. This continues.

    Can you explain what has happened? 

    Is the free version no longer usable for personal non commercial use?

    please advise

    Thank you

  • cmg2
    cmg2 Posts: 0

    The reset link is not working. It does not generate the PDF.

    Reset Management - TeamViewer

  • gjanken
    gjanken Posts: 5 ✭✭

    I only use the free version of TeamViewer to help my 95-year old mother. Just lately my sessions have been terminated after only a couple of minutes. What do I need to do to get back to the unlimited way it was. I do NOT use TeamViewer for any commercial purposes whatsoever.

  • Big_Banana
    Big_Banana Posts: 0

    Sent in the form and receive an email saying I was all set days ago, but I just got a Timeout and blocked again.

    Seriously, what is wrong with this company?

  • ralnavman
    ralnavman Posts: 5 ✭✭

    I've been getting this since the 22 March. I only use it privately on 3 pc's in the home and all the installations say 'free license'. What do I need to do to be able to use Teamviewer? Is there some sort of reset request needed?

  • jenniferklot
    jenniferklot Posts: 1

    I'm having the same problem - use it to help my mother with her computer problems - daily - and I'm getting timed out after a minute. I get the same message about being blocked and am unable to reconnect.

  • tom_mcbroom
    tom_mcbroom Posts: 0

    After connecting with a partner the sessions times out after a few seconds

  • kamak53
    kamak53 Posts: 0

    today is the first time since I got team viewer over 10 years ago that I keep getting a message that I have timed out. how do I stop this

  • thewilliams93
    thewilliams93 Posts: 1

    I'm getting timeout notices and that I have to buy a commercial account. I have used for 10 years and never, not once used it in a commercial purpose. I use it to help my 80 year old relatives get on Zoom calls. If you don't want free users, then come up with a non-commercial pricing mechanism. HELP.

  • DataGeek
    DataGeek Posts: 1 Newbie

    Hi folks, still trying to solve my free TV Disconnect issue. I uploaded the reset form, still no joy, but now I think the reason why is because I think? my issue is the PC I am trying to connect to vs my own local pc? TV connection requires both a source and destination device, my local PC can connect via TV to another local PC without a quick disconnect failure. I entered my local PC's TV ID because I was seeing the disconnect. I really don't know which client is causing the connection failure. The form I filled out only has a field for 1 ID? I guessed it was supposed to be my local id! Now I think it should be my 92 year old dad's PC's TV ID that is the culprit. Yuri asked me to submit a form to address. THE PROBLEM IS THAT NOW I CANNOT EDIT THE FORM!? When I click on download the form (to edit the form for the "apparent" correct Id) it downloads my original form already filled out with the incorrect ID. PDF's are the only file type allowed to upload. Editing a PDF can be problematic, My trusted method using Google fails, the PDF encoding via TV appears incompatible with baseline Adobe PDF. Do I really need to drive 200 miles to author a reset form on my dad's computer? Can you say more about the apparent issue of which client is at fault? i can't author the form in the 30 seconds before disconnect.

    HELP!!!! TY!!!!

  • G_Rex
    G_Rex Posts: 0 Newbie

    This is clearly a problem with some change TeamViewer has made. Based on the increasing frequency of similar timeout issues (I'm having the same problem) they've either changed the way they identify "commercial" users, creating a ton of false positives; or they've changed software in a way we're not privy to which has cascaded into these problems. From Teamviewer on a blog post:

    "TeamViewer compares your usage patterns with typical usage patterns of free private users and with typical usage patterns of business or enterprise users.

    Please excuse, if the suspicion of you using TeamViewer commercially might be false - a so-called false-positive. We know that there can be cases where the usage of the software might be broader, more intense but still totally private."

    I suspect it's an AI, since my usage pattern has not changed in the 5-6 years I've used it. Mostly use it to remote to my personal computer, from my personal laptop.

    They seem to have broadened the definition that even if you're connecting 2 private devices for personal use, if you happen to do this over a work network, they *may* claim commercial use. Difficult to tell their interpretation

  • Anderstone
    Anderstone Posts: 1

    Is team viewer free version no longer a thing? I recently started getting messages saying that I cannot reconnect until a specific time ... when the time comes I keep getting a new time further in the future. I only use team viewer to control my stereo system on a computer in another room. If this is no longer allowed, please just say so. I"ve spent several hours trying to resolve and get nowhere fast. Please advise.

  • G_Rex
    G_Rex Posts: 0 Newbie

    Just remember, Apple and Microsoft both offer Remote Desktop solutions. I recall Microsoft's not being as easy/elegant as TV, but $50/month is a big No for me.

  • Every time that I try to connect to my device previously registered for unsupervised access, I got disconnected and the message above is displayed. I´m very bored with TeamViewer and don´t have a solution, I definitively will go to another solution. I have 1 device and purchase a license is not my case.

  • Dick_Headstrong
    Dick_Headstrong Posts: 3 ✭✭

    It's obviously a software problem on your end. There are (hundreds?) of people with same complaints. The weird part is how it started affecting all of our computers at the same time. I didnt update my program until AFTER I started having problems. How would a software problem have gotten to us without updating the software?

  • wintercounter
    wintercounter Posts: 1

    Last week I was sitting on the toilette while my game was running on my PC. To keep an eye on it I started TV on my phone. I've got a notification that commercial usage is detected and I can use the session only for 5 minutes. I was surprised but I was like whatever, 5 minutes is enough. After 30 seconds it disconnected and it wouldn't allow me to reconnect, I needed to wait.

    Today I forgot to turn off my PC before going to bed. Wanted to turn it off using TV. Same events as above, expect that it disconnected me after 10 seconds.

    I use TeamViewer like once every 1-2-3 months for stuff like the above. Sometimes I connect to my mother's laptop to solve problems for her. That's all I use it for.

    I don't know what is "Commercial Usage" in my context, seems like detection needs a serious overhaul, just as the disconnecting sessions.

    I'm pretty disappointed, at its current state TV is completely unusable. Would be nice not to get rid of it after 10 years...

  • Mkappeyne
    Mkappeyne Posts: 1 Newbie

    I have the free version and support an elderly friend who is 70, and my wife and her grandmother.

    Yesterday the system started logging me out after 1 minute and then not letting me log back in.

    I suspect that some AI has flagged me as commercial user and there doesn't appear to be a way to get redress.

    How can I get my account reinstated?


  • wintercounter
    wintercounter Posts: 1

    Amazing. After posting this thread I had a link on the top of the page to reset my account. The link was pointing to:

    I filled the form, pressed Generate PDF. Nothing happened...

    Any simple to use TV alternatives besides VNC?

  • Chappy6975
    Chappy6975 Posts: 0 Newbie

    I'm having the same problem for at least a couple of weeks now, very disappointing I use it to help out my 90 year old father in-law. It now has become totally useless :( . It sure would be nice if IT from TEAM could give us some direction. I sure can't afford $60.00 a month subscription.