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TeamViewer Portable on Windows without UAC breaking it

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/03/14

TeamViewer Portable (and its cousin TeamViewer QuickSupport) is a great tool for the occasional helping out of friends, but both Portable and QS don’t play well with UAC:

Your partner’s desktop is no longer accessible.

Probably you used a program that requires additional permissions.
Please wait until your partner has granted these permissions.

Many suggest to install the full TeamViewer client, but that is a bit against the point of occasional helping.

A practical solution is much easier: start either Portable or QS with using Run As Administrator once, and it works perfectly fine.



Note that TeamViewer does not have friendly pricing for home office use: License overview starts at EUR 500 for one workstation, and EUR 1000 for multi-workstation having only one concurrent license.

In addition, TeamViewer does MAC monitoring on your connections to sell you a license. So only for occasional use.

One day I need to closely evaluate ease of use versus price at the Comparison of professional remote desktop software | Comparison tables – SocialCompare.

2 Responses to “TeamViewer Portable on Windows without UAC breaking it”

  1. IL said

    TeamViewer for Linux is not native, it comes bundled and works via wine_server.

  2. Leonardo Herrera said

    Being a TeamViewer customer is very frustrating.

    The problem is not the product – it is arguably the best of its kind – but the pricing system.

    Never mind their bullshit about “users.” Those are useless as a measure of value provided to your organization. It’s the “channels” thing that’s bonkers. You pay for channels, like you were using telephone lines. If you have a big help (meaning, anything more than THREE agents) then prices are just out of this world.

    It’s sad that they have practically no competition.

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