Use Remote Access Software Using TeamViewer

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Remote access software is one of the best means of successful and enjoyable online collaboration with other people. At some point in your life, you may be having troubles with getting together with your colleagues to discuss a very important matter right away, especially when they're far away from you. But with remote access software, everything is possible. Showing a spontaneous virtual presentation, hosting an instant online meeting, and accessing one's computer or server remotely can be done anytime and anywhere. Today, I will be teaching you how to use remote access software using TeamViewer.

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There are many features of TeamViewer, but in this page, I will be teaching you how to use the most important features of it. These include:

  • Hosting an online meeting instantly
  • Accessing one's computer remotely
  • Screen sharing for online presentation

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Downloading and installing TeamViewer

First off, you have to download TeamViewer.

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    Download the free version.
    [I will be tackling the paid versions later on].
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    Install the free version.
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    A pop-up shows like this:
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  • Now you have your own free version of TeamViewer.
  • The free version is free for personal use.

Hosting an online meeting instantly

With TeamViewer, you don't even have to go out of your door to meet your colleagues and discuss something important. To host an online meeting right away, wherever you are, simply follow the steps below.

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    Open TeamViewer.
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    Click "Meeting" and then "Start Instant Meeting".
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    Invite a participant by clicking the "Invite" button.
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    Click "open as e-mail".
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    Type in your participant's email address and send.
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This is what your participant has to do

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    Click the link in the invitation email.
    A pop-up will show afterward.
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    Run the set-up.
    There's no need to download or install the software. All she or he needs to do is to run the set-up.
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    Within seconds, the participant will be able to see you and your project.
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  • You may also schedule a meeting in advance. Follow the steps below:
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    Open TeamViewer icon.
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    Click "schedule a meeting".
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    Sign-up for scheduling a meeting.
    This enables you to access this feature.
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    Once logged-in, type in some information of your upcoming meeting.
    See image below.
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    This is how I scheduled a meeting.
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    A pop-up appears with the Microsoft Outlook.
    This is where you type in your participants' email addresses.
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    Click "send".
    Your participants will receive your invitation link once they open their emails. What they need to do next is to follow the steps above about joining the meeting.
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Accessing one's computer remotely

There are times that you may forget to transfer folders from your home PC to your Laptop, especially important folders that you may use for work. Or, there are times that your relatives may have computer issues that they can't fix on their own, and they may ask you to fix them, because they know that you are a computer whiz. Well, TeamViewer can help you do these things remotely without going out of your place. Just follow the steps below.

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What your participant needs to do first

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    Direct them to http://teamviewer.org.
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    Ask her or him to click "Join Remote Control Session" to download the TeamViewer Quick Support Module.
    This is the simplest and quickest way to access a remote control session.
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    * A module will show their temporary ID and password.
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    Ask for their ID and password.
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What you have to do

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    Open TeamViewer.
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    Click "Remote Control Tab".
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    Type in your partner's ID in the "Control remote computer".
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    Click "Connect to partner".
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    Type in your partner's password and click "Logon".
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Now you can access your partner's computer remotely, as if you were just sitting in front of his or her computer. You may even share files by dragging and dropping them from your computer to the remote server's window and vice versa.

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Screen sharing for online presentation

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    Open TeamViewer.
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    Click "Start Instant Meeting".
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    Invite participants.
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    Once they are online, you may now do screen sharing.
    They will automatically see it once they're online.
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  • In order to create a successful online meeting and sharing files, I suggest you to get familiarized with the communication tools of TeamViewer. See image below.
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    Video
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    Conference call
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    Voice over IP
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    Chat
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    File box
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    Whiteboard
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With the communication tools, you may have a successful online interaction with your colleagues. Not only that you can share files and access a computer remotely, but also host an online meeting with video call and chatting features all in one software, TeamViewer.

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TeamViewer paid versions

The good thing about the TeamViewer paid version is that it is a one-time payment. You are not required to pay monthly or annual fees. The free version is only good for personal use, and there are only a few features that you can use. If you are interested in purchasing TeamViewer, you may visit http://meeting.teamviewer.com/en/buy/ .

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Questions and Answers

It is like tracing somebody's computer?

How we can connect to another computer.

Using TeamViewer is not like tracing somebody's computer. It's a collaboration tool that you can use to view and control another person's computer so you can contribute to a project that you're both working on. To learn how to connect to a team member's computer using TeamViewer, read the VisiHow article above.

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"Join Remote Control Session" in Teamviewer?

If someone asked me to Join Remote Control Session in teamviewer and I gave them the code and password but did not hit Trustworthy, did they still get access to my computer?

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How do I get to see the video of the other participants in team viewer?

How do I get to see the video of the other participants in team viewer?

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Please, I want to connect my PC with my company remote PC?

I have already install Teamviewer software in my PC, the same installed to the remote PC

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