On Mac OS X, I have recently upgraded from TeamViewer‎ version 8 to 9.

I uninstall old application properly and reinstalled it by double clicking dmg and following instructions.

Now every time I want to open teamviewer (by clicking the icon in Applications folder, it's asking me for a password.

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Notes :

  • Previous version (TeamViewer‎ 8) was running fine.
  • I am running on a non administrator account.
  • I have try to uninstall/reinstall TeamViewer‎ several times + reboot, but without success.
  • When TeamViewer‎ open at startup (eg : after reboot) it start normally, without asking password.
  • Based on the dialog this is intended behavior. Its likely the rights were changed.
    – Ramhound
    Jan 7, 2014 at 15:01
  • It happen everytime i start teamviewer. i do not think its intented.
    – tigrou
    Jan 7, 2014 at 15:52

3 Answers 3


I've found that extracting TeamViewer.app from the install-PKG works without errors if all you want to do is connecting to another TeamViewer. Tested with the current version, v12.0.72647.

Mount the DMG, then in a temporary directory:

xar -xf /Volumes/TeamViewer/Install\ TeamViewer.pkg 
cat TeamViewerApp.pkg/Payload | gunzip -dc | cpio -i

Also see https://stackoverflow.com/a/11299907


1) Install it in the first place with Admin privileges.


2) Right click on TeamViewer and click Properties then Advanced. Check Run as administrator. This should run it ad Administrator every time.


I was looking for something similar, my gf needed help but she doesnt have admin rights on her machine.

I found this one

For the instant customer: TeamViewer QuickSupport

Simple and small customer module, runs immediately without installation and does not require administrative rights - optimized for instant support

Here, under "Additional downloads"

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