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Posted by pzzoz
Trigon

Shortcut to connection

Hello. I would like to know if there is a possibility to make a shortcut to connection to exact station, so a user can just click it and connect to the station. Of course I would like it work even on hosts where outgoing connections are disabled (but the user needs to connect to just one other station anyway). Please give me some advice. Thank you.

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Posted by elbea64
Tetragon
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Re: Shortcut to connection

Ok, now i understand.

Yes, it is possible.
Make a shortcut of the TeamViewer.exe. Open the properties of the shortcut and add the following to the target:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\TeamViewer.exe" -i <TeamViewerID> --Password <Password>

This will start a remote control session. You can also start a VPN or FileTransfer by adding the -m parameter followed by "vpn" or "fileTransfer" without quotes

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Posted by elbea64
Tetragon

Re: Shortcut to connection

If you have a TeamViewer account, you can add any host to your "Computers & Contacts" list, from there it is a double click to connect to that host.

I don't understand what you want to say with "outgoing connections disabled"? If it is disabled in a firewall, than i see no way to connect.

Can you give more details about your configuration

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Posted by pzzoz
Trigon

Re: Shortcut to connection

Thank you for your reply. I don't mean clicking a position in TeamViewer program window, on the list of computers and contacts. I would like to make a shortcut on user's profile desktop, so it is possible to connect to station without opening the main TeamViewer window. Maybe let's not take care about disabled outgoing connections feature now, it will make sense when a shortcut I desire will be done. Do you still need more details about my idea?

Posted by elbea64
Tetragon
Solution

Re: Shortcut to connection

Ok, now i understand.

Yes, it is possible.
Make a shortcut of the TeamViewer.exe. Open the properties of the shortcut and add the following to the target:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\TeamViewer.exe" -i <TeamViewerID> --Password <Password>

This will start a remote control session. You can also start a VPN or FileTransfer by adding the -m parameter followed by "vpn" or "fileTransfer" without quotes

»We are all born unique, but most of us will die as a copy.«
Posted by pzzoz
Trigon

Re: Shortcut to connection

This is great and it works, thank you. But going back to another question - what if advanced configuration is set to not to allow outgoing connections, but there is a need to connect to one exact machine, just using such a shortcut we managed to make a few moments ago?

Posted by elbea64
Tetragon

Re: Shortcut to connection

I don't think this is possible and especially together with the shortcuts it doesn't make sense to me.

I should have mentioned, that you expose your passwords by using shortcuts. And the only scenario i can think of, where a limitation to a single destination host might be useful, is when other people have access to this TeamViewer installation.

Perhaps it is possible if you use some third-party-tool (like Hide my Windows) that can hide app-windows, but that would perhaps hide the remote-windows too - i don't know and i would not recommend this.
This way you have to allow outgoing connections, but it's not possible to initiate them without window.

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Posted by TeamViewer Staff
TeamViewer Staff

Re: Shortcut to connection

 

There is an additional option for the shortcuts:

If you have the device with a pw in your partnerlist, you can easily drag it out of the list and drop it on your desktop. It will automatically add an shortcut, which can then be double clicked for a connection.

Posted by pzzoz
Trigon

Re: Shortcut to connection

Of course it makes sense, bacause I mean a scenario that a user is not allowed to make outgoing connections (due to company's internal safety rules), but there is a need to connect to other machine using TeamViewer (just one exact machine). Other scenario: I need to make a closed group of machines, where a user is allowed to connect to - just exact machines, not any.

Posted by elbea64
Tetragon

Re: Shortcut to connection

As far as I know, TeamViewer does not provide such a feature (I do not know if this is possible with the additional features in one of the commercial versions)

I see another way to achieve your goal. You can use a firewall to completely disconnect TeamViewer from the Internet and then establish a direct connection (LAN, VPN, or directly over the Internet). If the host has a fixed IP, you can restrict access to only that host through your firewall.

But! As long as TeamViewer does not support this natively, each solution is only a workaround and there is a real chance that there are possibilities for a workaround of the workaround. For example, it might be possible to use TeamViewer without installation, I do not know if any of the installed TeamViewer options will be applied.

Is the meaning of this rule that this user is not authorized to connect to one of your hosts, or are there any hosts that are not yours? When we talk about your hosts, you can use the Black / Whitelist function on those hosts.
Have you thought that it is easy to connect to other hosts with the mobile phone, and that it may not be possible to prevent the use of TeamViewer. If it is only a single host, TeamViewer may not be the right solution. TeamViewer is great to connect many computers without a lot of configuration effort, but to make a single connection to a single host, any software can be used (RDP, VNC, ..). The configuration effort should be limited.

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Posted by pzzoz
Trigon

Re: Shortcut to connection

Thank you for your extended reply. You made me thinking about a feature that can make a whitelist of machines, where a user is allowed to connect to, meanwhile all the rest of outgoing connection is blocked (by settings in TeamViewer advanced configuration). Is it possible to configure TeamViewer to achieve that? Or now it is still impossible in TeamViewer 12?

Posted by elbea64
Tetragon

Re: Shortcut to connection

At the moment TeamViewer does not provide a possibility to limit outgoing connections. The idea behind TeamViewer is to control many computers from one computer. So you can only make white-/blacklists for every host. Using the whitelist you have to add every user to every host this user is allowed to connect. Using the blacklist you have to add all users to all hosts and then remove the users from hosts where they are allowed to connect.
It might be possible that this can be done with policies but as i can't use this feature i don't really know.
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Posted by TeamViewer Staff
TeamViewer Staff

Re: Shortcut to connection

Restricting the access from the TV to only make it possible to acess a specific machine/s (therefore whitelisting outgoing connections) is at the moment not possible. Only incoming connections to device can be restricted.

But, you can make a feature request in the idea board. :)

Posted by Mushmallow
Photon

Re: Shortcut to connection

Thank you so much.
Posted by DavidL32
Photon

Re: Shortcut to connection

Best solution !

Posted by Netkukac
Electron

Re: Shortcut to connection

thx