This post shows students and new users steps to install and use TeamViewer remote desktop tool when using Windows 11 to provide or allow remote support and desktop sharing.
TeamViewer is a cross platform remote support software that’s free for personal use. If you want to use it to provide remote support services for your business or for non personal use, then you must purchase a license to use it to abide by its licensing terms.
There are multiple remote support tools available for Windows users. Many of these tools are cross-platform – meaning they work on other operating systems as well, like MacOS, Linux and a few others. However, TeamViewer is probably the most popular among them all.
Not only can you provide remote support services, one can also use TeamViewer to connect to connect with contacts and teams through secure videoconferencing and VoIP calls, instant chat, screen sharing, and more across devices and platforms anywhere in the world.
To get started with installing TeamViewer in Windows 11, follow the steps below.
How to install and use TeamViewer in Windows 11
Installing TeamViewer in Windows is pretty straightforward. All you need to do is download the installer package, run it and you’re done.
Click the link below to go to TeamViewer’s download web page.
Click on the Download button – 64-bit only for Windows 11 systems.
Once downloaded, the TeamViewer_Setup_x64 file should be saved in your Downloads folder. Go to the Downloads folder and double-click the file to begin installing.
During the installation, you’ll be prompted to choose the installation types. Depending on your situation, you should choose one. In most cases, the Default installation will be fine.
However, if you you need to access the computer remotely at any time without having to confirm a connection everytime, then you will want to choose Unattended access option.
On the other hand, if you simply want to run TeamViewer without installing it, then use the option Run only (one them use).
For this tutorial, we’re choosing the default installation.
At the end of the installation, select how you’d want to use TeamViewer. As mentioned above, if you’re going to use it for commercial purposes, you’ll have to purchase a license to use it.
For this tutorial, we’re going to use TeamViewer for personal use. Once selected, click Finish to complete the installation.
How to use TeamViewer in Windows 11
Now that TeamViewer is installed, a TeamViewer icon should be added to your desktop or in your application list. Open TeamViewer and begin using it.
TeamViewer will provide you an ID and password. To allow others using TeamViewer to access your computer, give them your ID and password. When they connect, you’ll also have to confirm and accept the their connection to your computer.
If your partner is going to be connecting frequently and you probably won’t have time to always confirm and accept, check the boxes under Unattended Access and Start TeamViewer with Windows and Grant easy access.
Finally, one last change you’ll want to make is to show your partner cursor while connected to your computer. Click on Extras ==> Options ==> Remote control. Then check the box to Show your partner’s cursor.
Save and you’re done.
There are many more settings options you can choose from depending on your environment. Go through the settings and see what make sense in your case.
This post showed you how to install and use TeamViewer in Windows 11. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.