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Any Desk Main Window

AnyDesk is a remote session solution available for many platforms. Access a device using ID or Alias.

See also: AnyDesk_ID_and_Alias, Unattended Access, Windows Server and Address Book

A remote client can be requested by entering the AnyDesk ID or Alias, displayed in the ID label of the Main Window of the remote client. Clients to request sessions with are also available from the Speed Dial or Address Book. A session request must be accepted manually on the remote side to start. For automatic access, see: Unattended Access.

How to access a Remote Desktop

Your Desk

The Remote User provides his ID or Alias .

Remote Desk

Enter the ID/Alias in the Address-label on the remote device and request a session.

Remote Prompt

The Accept Window then shows up on the remote device. By accepting the request, the session is established.

The active session list, to close outdated sessions

Active Session

Upon exceed of the session limit (based on your license), AnyDesk displays the list of your active sessions.

Note: The active session list only contains sessions with your ID. Sessions from colleagues using the same license are hidden, to avoid them to be accidentally kicked. Find the complete list of running sessions on my.anydesk.com

Connection Table

Displays operating systems compatible. Connecting from left row to first column:

Windows macOS Linux Android iOS ChromeOS

¹ Remote Control to iOS/iPadOS devices is not supported.
² Remote Control to ChromeOS devices is not yet supported.