AnyDesk is a remote maintenance solution for many languages and platforms. It runs portable or installed. To search, download and run AnyDesk is done within few seconds. The application is about 2MB in file size for Windows and can also be network deployed via Command Line. Next to the standard client, create your own AnyDesk called custom client with individual settings and public link from the personal web interface named MyAnyDesk Portal. Organize your devices, license and the custom client installations.

See also Automatic Deployment


Your ID is created the first time you start AnyDesk. This ID is your identity within the AnyDesk network.

It cannot be used on several clients. Each client has its unique ID and won't change. Professional users however can change their alias as they like. When installed, all Windows users have the same ID. If AnyDesk run portable, the ID only exists for the loggedin user. If deleting your config file or removing AnyDesk from Windows including config files, your identity will be lost. Both your alias(applies only for the @ad public namespace) and ID cannot be retrieved in this case. The ID is stored in the service.conf file. See also: AnyDesk ID and Alias.

Backup the ID

Some cases require you to backup your ID. If you have a new computer and want to use AnyDesk on the new machine, you have to copy your config files in order to use your old ID on the new system. The directory of your config files depends on whether you have installed AnyDesk or run it portable.

Config Files

Upon first start of AnyDesk prior to installation AnyDesk will create its config files in %appdata%\AnyDesk. after Installation config will be moved to: %programdata%\AnyDesk, Also see Trace Files which are located there.

List of Supported Operating Systems:

XP SP2 Windows 7 Windows 8.1 Windows 10
Windows Server
2003 2008 R2 2012 2016
10.10. Yosemite or later
10.01. or later
4.4 Ice Cream Sandwhich or later
Debian 7 or later Fedora 22 - 24 Mageia 5 OpenSUSE 13.1, 13.2 and 42.1 LEAP Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 and 7 CentOS 6 and 7 SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 Ubuntu 14.04 or later Ubuntu 17.10 (IMPORTANT: Xorg only, select this at the login screen)

Dependencies on Linux:

Note: Linux with Wayland is not yet supported.

Using AnyDesk on Linux requires to install libraries: Normally these libraries will be installed automatically with AnyDesk: libgtkglext1 libpango1.0-0 libpangox-1.0-0 Depending on your distribution you have to install them manually.

All needed dependencies for AnyDesk are: libatk1.0-0 libc6 libcairo2 libfontconfig1 libfreetype6 libgcc1 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1 libglib2.0-0 libglu1-mesa libglu1 libgtk2.0-0 libice6 libsm6 libstdc++6 libx11-6 libx11-xcb1 libxcb-shm0 libxcb1 libxdamage1 libxext6 libxfixes3 libxi6 libxmu6 libxrandr2 libxt6 libxtst6