Sharing your Desktop

Your Desktop is shared using AnyDesk the same way you provide a telephone number in order to be called by a third party.

The AnyDesk ID displayed in the ID label. Its a series of digits (number) or is represented by an Alias (e.g. workstation@ad). Forward your ID to a session partner. The party entering the ID requests control of the remote client by submitting the ID to AnyDesk. When the request is allowed based on the remote settings, the Accept Window appears. The session is established, when the remote side accepts the request.

Main Window displaying your ID/Alias on startup


After Installation, an Alias can be set in addition to the ID: alias@ad. Portable (not yet installed) versions of AnyDesk don't have an Alias. Instead, they display the AnyDesk ID. You can copy the ID or Alias to the clipboard by choosing from the context menu. This allows pasting it into a chat window or mail program.

Connection Request

On connection request, ID and account picture are displayed to the remote client.

Note: An allowed request spawns the Accept Window which has to be confirmed in order to start session. Only then, the request will be accepted and the session starts.
Accept Window on Session Request

See also: Access for more information on a variety of use cases.

Interactive Access

Incoming requests can be allowed or automatically denied. Go to Settings and switch to Security in order setup AnyDesk based on your preferences.

There are three options for incoming requests:

  • allow all
  • only allow when Main Window is displayed
  • disable

Note that all requests will automatically be denied when interactive access is set to disable.