Teamviewer: The good, the bad, and the ugly
November 25, 2021

Teamviewer: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with TeamViewer

We have had 2 use cases for TeamViewer in the past and at present. We use it for tech support to share the screens our users see and to perform routine support tasks with them, ranging from authoring installations of applications to troubleshooting application issues and configurations. We also use it to allow users to access their computers remotely, so they can work just as they do at their desks without internal systems in a safe and familiar manner, with a straightforward means.
  • Shares multiple remote displays
  • Allows remote access and direct interaction with the remote desktop
  • Allows for unattended access
  • Can allow Windows logins
  • Can be set to start (or Not) with operating system
  • Works on Macs and Windows
  • Has uses on tablets as well as phones
  • Licensing is unnecessarily convoluted per user
  • Licenses are very expensive
  • Using it through an RMM service can be troublesome.
  • We used to have 4 licenses so support could access users, but they changed the license model and we had to find an alternative.
  • For the cost of 4 licenses, we were able to get 125 computers managed by NinjaRMM who provides Teamviewer as part of their service
  • We would have moved to Splashtop had we not gotten it as a bundle from the RMM vendor, but since we did, the ability for our users to log into a ninja and get access to their granted computers has had a big productivity boost and enhanced after-hours customer support.
Mac users prefer TeamViewer over both of these hands down, and it is only slightly better on windows. TeamViewer is still far easier to use and more robust. Also, Kaseya suffered a significant breach. Splashtop is more difficult to establish connections with, especially on Macs but has a friendly price-point, so that may be a consideration for smaller companies. There is always a trade-off in these types of offerings.

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One thing that is true about the app is that it can be set up very quickly and doesn't have a restart demand when installing or upgrading. You can deploy via MSI or direct download.
We use 2FA only out of those offerings, so I cannot speak to the others, however, unless there is an issue with internet attacks affecting SMS it works as expected every time.
Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan), Microsoft Office 2016, Remote Desktop Services
If used solely for tech support teams it can be a great tool, with the limitation of how many techs can be in it at a time, as they sell "Channels" and will only allow the login of one user per channel at a time. While the cost is high, it can be a very useful tool. It gets messy when you want to use it for all your users to remote into their work computers, however, and also the "free" version of the license doesn't always seem to handshake with the licensed version consistently. So you install it on a hundred computers- but they all must use either the very limited Host version, or a licensed copy, because after you connect from support to their computer it nags you about playing "Fair". If you have users create their own TeamViewer account you can avoid this, except for the often arising issue of being cut off in the middle of a session for not "playing fair", even though you are fully licensed (at over $1400 a year no less).

TeamViewer Feature Ratings

Screen sharing
File transfer
Instant message
Over-the-Internet remote session
Initiate remote control from mobile
Remote management of servers & workstations
Centralized management dashboard
Session record
Multi-platform remote control