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Sharing your Desktop

Main Window displaying your ID/Alias on startup

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 is displayed in the ID label. It's a series of digits (number) or is represented by the Alias (e.g. workstation@ad). Forward the ID to a session partner. The party entering the ID requests control for the other side.

Interactive Access

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

There are three options for incoming requests:

  • Allow always
  • Allow only if AnyDesk window is open
  • Disable
Note: All session requests except by unattended password are automatically denied when interactive access is set to disable. See Unattended Access

Connection Request

Accept Window on Session Request

On connection request, ID and account image from the remote client is displayed.

Note: An allowed request spawns the accept window which has to be confirmed in order to start the session. When confirmed, the request is accepted and the session begins.

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


After Installation, an Alias can be set in addition to the ID, e.g.: alias@ad. Portable (not yet installed) versions of AnyDesk don't have an Alias. Instead, the AnyDesk ID is displayed. Copy the ID or Alias to the clipboard by choosing from the context menu to share it.

Collaboration and Presentation

The participants connect to the presenter over AnyDesk, by entering his AnyDesk ID and Alias.

Markups or highlights can be created with the Whiteboard from the participants.
The presenter can temporary deactivate this feature, in the Accept Window for each participant.

If a participant wants to show his results, the participant can switch sides over the action menu and switch sides.
Now the screen of the presenter shows the screen of the participant, so that everyone can see it.
Afterwards the presenter can switch the screen back again over the action menu and switch sides.

Note:If the screen of more participants should be shared, the side must be switched back to the presenter before switching to the next participant.