Reached Managed Device Limit

Yugon Posts: 1 Newbie
edited July 2022 in General questions


I've removed a whole bunch of redundant devices but this is not being reflected under "Company Administration / Managed Devices". The number has changed here.

How long does it take for this to take effect?




  • tscott1224
    tscott1224 Posts: 3 ✭✭
    edited November 2021

    Still looking for a way to do this. From my account rep, they are saying Teamviewer is adding a mass removal feature, but I dont know if I believe anything they say at this point.

    The other thing I did notice is in the management console I cant even sort by offline time or anything anymore. If anyone has any way to mass delete machines it would be much appreciated.

    We are now getting emails from teamviewer that say this:

    [removed per Community Guidelines]

  • Akiho
    Akiho Posts: 868 Moderator

    Hi Yugon,

    Thank you for your post and welcome to the community.

    We'd like to confirm more details along with some personal information.

    Could you please send me your email address via Private Message? So that we may assist you further.

    We are sorry about the inconvenience caused.

    Best regards,


    Japanese Community Moderator / コミュニティモデレーター

  • MurrayR
    MurrayR Posts: 1 Newbie
    edited November 2021

    Same deal as TScott1224

    We got our email this morning but can't see any way to filter/sort and then mass delete old managed devices. Pretty stupid lack of functionality really.

    Good way of selling more licenses - make old devices impossible to remove easily. 😉

  • Gregorious
    Gregorious Posts: 4 ✭✭
    edited December 2021

    I am really unhappy with this sudden limitation to my subscription. I had no warning and now have to spend hours unlinking my clients teamviewer with my account. Looks like I will start moving clients to **Third Party Product** or other solutions as this move seems very greedy by Teamviewer.

  • Gregorious
    Gregorious Posts: 4 ✭✭

    What a joke, you cannot even email [email protected]

    [email protected]

    The recipient's mailbox is full and can't accept messages now. Please try resending your message later, or contact the recipient directly.

  • AlenaC
    AlenaC Posts: 834 Moderator

    Hi @Gregorious

    thanks for reaching out to us. Our dedicated support is always available via phone or ticket. They will be happy to assist you with any question related to your subscription.

    Can we assist you further?

    Best, Alena

    Spanish Community Moderator :)

  • willowsv
    willowsv Posts: 4 ✭✭

    You're not the only one 🙄 seems no matter how many devices we remove the number doesen't change and it only gives you the partner ID so we need to copy and paste each one individually into Computers & Contacts as it doesen't tell you what the player is called 👌 I'm guessing there is some sort of time where they repoll it but we haven't found it yet.

    Another classic storm of poo being flung from TeamViewer where all of a sudden a previously implied "unlimited" feature randomly gained a limit at some point and they are now trying to enforce it. Clearly the increase in home use from the Pandemic hit them har... oh wait.

    I suppose I can say I'm glad they did this before I went ahead with a planned channel increase. Looks like we might have to take a serious look at the competition.

  • Gregorious
    Gregorious Posts: 4 ✭✭

    Alena how can you help? We can't reduce our device count and the way TV has gone about this is despicable. I guess you think everyone will happily pay US$500 on top of their current subscription to resolve this?

    This is going to upset many customers and was poorly thought out.

  • Duroform
    Duroform Posts: 5 Newbie
    edited November 2021

    Hello there,

    I got a notification that my managed devices exceed the ones granted by my license. (85/50) So I deleted 42 devices from my management console but half an hour later, the number of devices still didn't decline.

    Did I miss something or is this just normal behavior and I just have to wait a bit more?

    Thak you for your help.

  • Teamcrash
    Teamcrash Posts: 17 ✭✭
    edited November 2021

    I have the same problem. The only way to remove a managed device seems to be by connecting to the remote pc and unlink that from teamviewer. What about the clients that are not any more, clients?

    That's the way they force us to switch to **Third Party Product**...

  • Teamcrash
    Teamcrash Posts: 17 ✭✭
    edited November 2021 Answer ✓

    No, they are not removed.

    Teamviewer decides to forcefully make you to buy more devices by not allowing you to remotely remove managed devices...

  • Duroform
    Duroform Posts: 5 Newbie
    edited November 2021

    wow, to stay polite, thats not nice

    thank you for the hint.

  • Duroform
    Duroform Posts: 5 Newbie

    To be sorry about the inconvenience caused by that is hard to believe, since the intent seems so obvious and giving no heads up notification nor sufficient time or tools to solve the issue certainly doesn't win any customer relationship awards.

    In case I don't respond for some time, that's because I try to locate every managed device ever added and try to disconnect it locally. -.-

  • Duroform
    Duroform Posts: 5 Newbie
    edited November 2021

    Just noticed that it's not possible anymore to disconnect a device locally after already removing it from the management console. The software already states that it is disconnected, so not much to do here. In addition I double checked whether the hosts are really disconnected and uninstalled the host software on two machines. Still no change in the number of managed devices in the console.

    So that's a dead end, looks like the only feasible option is actually just to delete the account or pay additonal fees for a couple of unused devices.

  • bcatoe
    bcatoe Posts: 13 ✭✭

    no, you don't have to pay the $500...just keep kicking support until they fix the refresh issue and your count is correct. That is what we did.

  • Sdimi2001
    Sdimi2001 Posts: 1 Newbie

    This just hit me....we had a perpetual license...they ended that...had to buy yearly corporate subscription. we put out over 500 units per year all with teamviewer installed....never even knew about this limit of 500...all of a sudden today i am getting locked out and error messages. Somehow I got to 2687/500 managed devices before they noticed i was over my limit??? we have been customers for over 10 years and now they want me to buy blocks of 500 managed devices of which i will need 3 for an additional $1990 per year!!!! I can't even delete all these old ones and get the number down. we also have quick support for customers who need help on their personal systems with adding our software and apparently all of those count? I don't understand anymore and am sooooo upset. in the last year this product has gone from having been paid for for life to costing over $8k per year. I need to figure out how to do a mass migration to another company.

  • Sandyj
    Sandyj Posts: 1 Newbie

    Same here been using it for years there seems no easy way to remove managed TeamViewer devices without deleting them and then re-adding the same device back so disappointing they can't seem to get this right just seems a ploy to get people to pay more....

    Man does nobody at teamviewer even seem to care anymore.

  • klaveatz
    klaveatz Posts: 1 Newbie
    edited December 2022

    Same here- pain in the **bleep**

    does anybody know how to find out which are the last added clients? i don't want to delete all of my clients to find out

  • xpertpos
    xpertpos Posts: 1 Newbie

    its jus the way to make money .