Teamviewer Access Before Login

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Teamviewer Access Before Login

Posted by Brunette Amou on Monday, 17 February, 2020 20:01:45

TeamViewer 14 server does not run after a restart of my Mac Mini, when the login screen is displayed. "start on system startup" is enabled though. The Mac is not visible by other clients. Everything works fine after I have logged in on the Mac. (access by a Windows client works). The behavior is the same with TeamViewer Host.

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I have setup TeamViewer on my Windows 10 system to be accessible before user login: I have set it up to start with Windows, associated it to my TeamViewer account, granted easy access to myself, set a fixed password, and allowed incoming LAN connections.

Problem By default, you need to know the password generated by TeamViewer on the remote computer to connect to it. But, the problem is that TeamViewer generates a different password everytime it is re-started. Instead, it would be convenient to just login into the remote computer using the Windows login credentials on that computer.

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Until the Windows 10 Creators update this didn't cause any problems, but after it the TeamViewer service found such a user and impersonated it, which meant the serivce was using a user that has no access to the network device. So we fixed our check for logged in users and filtered out app container users.