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.

Add new settings policy

To add a new policy in the TeamViewer Management Console, log in to the TeamViewer Management Console and navigate to Home > Design & Deploy 1 > Policies 2 > Add policy 3.

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Note: All settings policies can later be applied to the TeamViewer full version or the TeamViewer Host.

Define options for policy

Define options for the TeamViewer full version or the Teamiewer Host within the Add policy dialog.

  1. Click the Select a setting drop down
  2. Select an option you would like to define 1 and set values for the needed attributes
  3. Click Add 2 and select additional options
  4. If finished, click Save 3

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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.

Options, attributes and values

The following options can be defined for TeamViewer setting policies: 

 
Policies Description
Accept messages from trusted accounts If activated, only chat messages from accounts that you have connected to before are accepted or shown.
Access Control (incoming connections)

Set what type of access your partner will have to your computer:

  • Full access
  • Confirm all
  • View and show
  • Custom Settings
  • Deny incoming remote control sessions

You can find further information in the TeamViewer Manual – Remote Control.

Access Control (outgoing connections)

Set what type of access you will have to your partners computer:

  • Full access
  • Confirm all
  • View and show
  • Custom Settings
  • Deny incoming remote control sessions

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:

  • Full access
  • View and show
  • Custom Settings
  • Deny meetings

You can find further information in the TeamViewer Manual – Meeting.

Auto record meeting If activated, all the meetings are recorded automatically.
Auto start screen sharing If enabled, your screen is presented as soon as the first participant connects with your meeting.
Automatically minimize local TeamViewer Panel If activated, the local TeamViewer Panel (if unnecessary) will automatically minimize to the screen edge after 10 seconds.
Black and whitelist Note: You will still be able to set up outgoing TeamViewer sessions with partners on the blacklist.
Changes require administrative rights on this computer If activated, TeamViewer options can only be changed by Windows user accounts with administrative rights.
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:

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Never
Clipboard synchronization If activated, any text copied to the clipboard will be available to the partner.
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.
Conference call Define your own conference call data.
Disable remote drag & drop integration If enabled, the drag & drop functionality is deactivated in TeamViewer. In this case, files can no longer be transferred via drag & drop.
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.
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.
Enable integrated system health checks If enabled, the computer can be monitored and its assets traced via the integrated system health checks and ITbrain.
Enable logging If activated, TeamViewer writes all events and errors to a log file.
Enforce auto recording of remote control sessions If activated, any connection to the target machine will automatically be recorded and stored on the local machine.
Full access when 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.
Hide online status for this TeamViewer ID

If activated, your TeamViewer ID (computer) will not appear online on any Computers & Contacts list.

Incoming LAN connections

You can choose between the following options:

  • Deactivated: Allows no LAN connections.
  • Accept: Accepts incoming LAN connections via Port 5938
Install new versions automatically

In the drop-down list, select whether or not TeamViewer should automatically install new versions. The following options are available:

  • All updates (includes new major versions): Updates will always be installed, even updates to newer major versions.
  • Updates within this major version: Only updates within the current installed major version will be installed.
  • Security updates within this major version: Only updates within the current installed major version necessary to improve security will be installed.
  • No automatic updates: Updates will never be installed automatically.
Log incoming connections (log files) If activated, TeamViewer writes information about all incoming connections to a log file (Connections_incoming.txt).
Log outgoing connections (log files) 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.
Meeting invitation In the text box, type an invitation message. The invitation text is used if you send meeting invitations from the device.
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.
Participant interaction

You can select from:

  • Full interaction: All meeting participants can engage in the meeting and all the functions, such as VoIP, Chat or File box, are available.
  • Minimal interaction (presentation mode): Only you as the presenter can use the meeting functions. All other participants can only observe. However the meeting functions can be enabled for all participants by demand.
  • Custom settings: Click the Configure... button to perform your own interaction settings.
Password for Instant Meetings 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.
Password strength

Here you can select how strong (complex) the random temporary password generated each time TeamViewer is started should be.

  • Standard (4 digits): The password consists of 4 digits.
  • Secure (6 characters): The password consists of 6 alphanumeric characters.
  • Secure (8 characters): The password consists of 8 alphanumeric characters.
  • Very secure (10 characters): The password consists of 10 alphanumeric characters (including special characters).
  • Disabled (no random password): No random password is generated.
Play computer sounds and music If activated, the remote computer sound is transmitted to the local computer.
Prevent removing account assignment

If activated, it will not be possible to change the Account Assignment of the target machine. The only way to remove the account assignment, would be to disable the policy.

Quality (meetings or remote control)

Here you can choose between

  • Auto select: Optimizes the display quality and transmission speed based on the available bandwidth.
  • Optimize quality: Optimizes the display quality, at the expense of transmission speed
  • Optimize speed: Optimizes the connection speed. The display quality is also reduced to the optimum level for remote control.
  • Custom settings: Optimizes the display quality and transmission speed based on your custom settings.
QuickConnect button If activated, the QuickConnect button is displayed in every windows' / applications' title bar.
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:

  • Keep current: The new password will not be generated until TeamViewer is restarted.
  • Generate new: TeamViewer generates a new password after each completed session.
  • Deactivate: A password is generated only once.
  • Show confirmation: TeamViewer asks you after each session whether you'd like to generate a new password.
Record participant´s videos and VoIP (requires participant´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 confirmation) 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.
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
Remove own wallpaper If enabled, the wallpaper of your own computer is hidden during a meeting.
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.
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.
Send key combinations If activated, key combinations (e.g. ALT+TAB) are transferred by default to the remote computer and not executed locally.
Session recording directory If you have recorded a Remote Control or Meeting, you can pre-define where the recording will save on your local machine. 
Share computer sounds and music If activated, sound from the presenter's computer is transmitted to the participants.
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.
Start recording of remote control sessions automatically If activated, every TeamViewer session will be automatically recorded.
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.
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.
Timing out 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
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
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.
Windows logon

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.

  • Not allowed: Default setting. Authentication may only take place using the random or personal password.
  • Allowed for administrators only: Any partner who wants to connect to your computer needs the login information for a Windows administrator on your computer for authentication purposes.
  • Allowed for all users: Any partner who wants to connect to your computer needs the login information for one of the Windows accounts on your computer.

Note: Make sure that all Windows logins are secured using strong passwords.

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.

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