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If you would like to customize the TeamViewer Host, export a custom settings file, name it custom.tvopt and add it to the same folder as the TeamViewer_Host.msi in the fileset contents. Follow the instructions below to export the TeamViewer Host component settings for enforcement at the time of installation.


The TeamViewer Host app can be customized and secured to

  • Prevent users from connecting to their own devices remotely. Connections will only be possible via FileWave.

  • Blocking users from editing the settings by protecting them with a password.


To secure the TeamViewer Host app and export its settings follow the steps below.

  1. Install the TeamViewer Host component on a test device.

  2. Launch it from the TeamViewer icon in the system tray, edit the settings, and set the following options.

    • Security > Random password (for spontaneous access) > Password strength=Disabled (no random password)

    • Advanced > TeamViewer options > Changes require administrative rights on this computer
      • Set Options/Confirm password fields
  3. Click Export button at bottom of Advanced options sections on right. Save it as custom.tvopt.

    • Check Export user specific settings as default for all users

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