This article applies to all users in all licenses.
Settings policies provide you with the ability to set options for all your installed TeamViewer clients centrally via the TeamViewer Management Console. This way, you can deploy and enforce the same settings to all your clients.
To add a new policy in the TeamViewer Management Console, log in to the TeamViewer Management Console and navigate to Home > Design & Deploy > Policies > Add policy .
Note: All settings policies can later be applied to the TeamViewer full version or the TeamViewer Host.
Define options for the TeamViewer full version or the Teamiewer Host within the Add policy dialog.
Note: Remove options from the policy via Edit > Delete.
Hint: If you select the Enforce option, this option can not be changed on the device. Otherwise, the user is able to define the settings on the device itself. They will have to Enable and Enforce as two steps.
The following options can be defined for TeamViewer setting policies:
|Enable black screen if partner input is deactivated||If activated, the screen on the remote computer is automatically deactivated as soon as the partner's input gets deactivated.|
|Check for new version||
From the drop-down list, select the interval at which you would like TeamViewer to automatically search for an update. The following intervals are available:
|Log outgoing connections||If activated, TeamViewer writes information regarding all outgoing connections to a log file. This option must be activated whenever you are using the TeamViewer Manager.|
|Automatic disconnect of inactive sessions||Select a time period after which an outgoing remote control session is automatically terminated if there is no interaction in the defined period|
|Disable TeamViewer shutdown||If activated, TeamViewer cannot be shut down. This is useful, for example, if you, as the administrator, wish to guarantee the continuous availability of a computer.|
|Remove remote wallpaper||If activated, the wallpaper on the remote computer is hidden during a TeamViewer session. This optimizes the connection speed, since less data must be transmitted.|
|Auto start screen sharing||If enabled, your screen is presented as soon as the first participant connects with your meeting.|
|Blacklist and whitelist||Note: You will still be able to set up outgoing TeamViewer sessions with partners on the blacklist.|
|Play computer sounds and music||If activated, the remote computer sound is transmitted to the local computer.|
|Share computer sounds and music||If activated, sound from the presenter's computer is transmitted to the participants.|
|Only users with Windows administrator rights can access TeamViewer options||If activated, TeamViewer options can only be changed by Windows user accounts with administrative rights.|
|Deactivate Drag & Drop Interaction||If enabled, the drag & drop functionality is deactivated in TeamViewer. In this case, files can no longer be transferred via drag & drop.|
|Remove own wallpaper||If enabled, the wallpaper of your own computer is hidden during a meeting.|
|Random password after each session||
From the dropdown list, select whether or when you'd like TeamViewer to generate a new temporary password for incoming sessions. The following options are available:
|Incoming LAN connections||
You can choose between the following options:
|Log incoming connections||If activated, TeamViewer writes information about all incoming connections to a log file (Connections_incoming.txt).|
|Remote control invitation||In the text box, type an invitation message. The invitation text is used if a partner is invited to a remote control session from the device|
|Meeting invitation||In the text box, type an invitation message. The invitation text is used if you send meeting invitations from the device.|
|Prevent removing account assignment||If activated, the account assignment for the device can not be removed.|
|Enable logging||If activated, TeamViewer writes all events and errors to a log file.|
|Auto record remote control sessions||If activated, every TeamViewer session will be automatically recorded.|
|Close to tray menu||If activated, TeamViewer will minimize to the tray menu after the program is closed (info area of the windows task bar). TeamViewer can subsequently be shut down by right-clicking the icon in the system tray.|
|Enable integrated system health checks||If enabled, the computer can be monitored and its assets traced via the integrated system health checks and ITbrain.|
|Password for Instant Meeting||In the text field, enter a password for the meetings you started. If you want to allow others to join the meeting only via Meeting ID, you can leave this field empty.|
|Temporarily save connection passwords||If activated, passwords will be stored per the default settings to allow immediate reconnection. After the shut down of TeamViewer the passwords are no longer saved.|
Here you can select how strong (complex) the random temporary password generated each time TeamViewer is started should be.
|Automatically minimize local TeamViewer Panel||If activated, the local TeamViewer Panel (if unnecessary) will automatically minimize to the screen edge after 10 seconds.|
|Show your partner's cursor||If activated, your partner's mouse movements will be graphically displayed on your desktop. You can also activate this option in the Remote Control window during a running TeamViewer session.|
|Record meetings||If activated, all the meetings are recorded automatically.|
|Accept messages from trusted accounts||If activated, only chat messages from accounts that you have connected to before are accepted or shown.|
|Open new connections in tabs||If enabled, the remote control sessions and the remote computers’ monitors will then be displayed in one (1) Remote Control window. If this option has not been enabled, these will then appear in separate windows.|
|Install new versions automatically||
In the drop-down list, select whether or not TeamViewer should automatically install new versions. The following options are available:
|Hide online status for this TeamViewer ID||
If activated, your TeamViewer ID (computer) will not appear online on any Computers & Contacts list.
Here you can choose between
|QuickConnect button||If activated, the QuickConnect button is displayed in every windows' / applications' title bar.|
|Clipboard synchronization||If activated, any text copied to the clipboard will be available to the partner.|
|Send key combinations||If activated, key combinations (e.g. ALT+TAB) are transferred by default to the remote computer and not executed locally.|
|Start TeamViewer with Windows||If you did not configure TeamViewer to start with Windows during the installation process, you can do it here by checking the corresponding box. TeamViewer will then start automatically alongside Windows. TeamViewer will then start automatically alongside Windows. That way, it will already be running even before you log into Windows.|
You can select from:
|Conference call||Define your own conference call data.|
|Use UDP (recommended)||If activated, TeamViewer will attempt to set up a fast UDP connection. You should only disable this feature if your connection is interrupted on a regular basis|
|Report connections to this device||If activated, connections to this device will be reported and can be viewed in the TeamViewer Management Console. For more information, see manual for Management Console, section 7.2 "Device reports", page 56.|
|Prevent removing account assignment||If activated, the account assignment for the device can not be removed. This is only possible if TeamViewer is uninstalled.|
|Record your partner's videos and VoIP (requires partner's permission)||If activated, participants can decide whether they would like their webcam video and VoIP to be recorded by a meeting recording session. If deactivated, only the screen and your own webcam video and VoIP will be recorded.|
|Record partner's video and VoIP (requires partner's consent)||If activated, the connection partner can decide whether or not their webcam video and VoIP may be recorded. If deactivated, only the screen and your own webcam video and VoIP will be recorded.|
|Full access if a partner connects from the Windows login screen||If activated, partners who connect from the Windows login screen will automatically have full access to your computer.|
|Wake-on-LAN||Here you can configure the settings for TeamViewer Wake-on-LAN. By configuring these settings, you can remotely operate this computer even if it is switched off by waking it up before you establish a connection. Detailed instructions for configuration of TeamViewer Wake-on-LAN are available in the TeamViewer Manual – Wake-on-LAN.|
From this dropdown list, you can select whether to allow remote TeamViewer to connect to your computer with Windows login information instead of the random password.
Note: Make sure that all Windows logins are secured using strong passwords.
|Access Control (outgoing connections)||
Set what type of access you'll be granted on your partner's computer:
You can find further information in the TeamViewer Manual – Remote Control.
|Access Control (incoming connections)||
Set what type of access your partner will have to your computer:
You can find further information in the TeamViewer Manual – Remote Control.
|Access Control (meetings)||
Set which rights you want you and the meeting participants to receive by default:
You can find further information in the TeamViewer Manual – Meeting.
Note: Options that affect local settings, the TeamViewer account or security-related settings can not be defined in the TeamViewer Management Console.
Note: Options that are not defined in the policy keep the value of the locally defined settings.