By Ellie / Last Updated March 27, 2023

Can I use Remote Assistance without permission?


My 94-year-old father lives in another State. Sometimes, I really need to connect to his computer. I'm curious if it’s feasible to connect to his computer without having him do anything, such as enter a password or push a button for confirmation? Can I use Windows Remote Assistance to offer help without his invitation and permission ?”

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It’s unavailable to use Remote Assistance without permission

Many users are wondering if they can offer remote assistance without permission using Windows built-in feature Remote Assistance as the one on the other side doesn’t know how to send an invitation file or the one isn’t at their desk.

Unfortunately, the answer is NO! Remote Assistance is used when you need it or you wish to give some assistance remotely. The user has to give administration rights to the helper to access their machines remotely when they face a technical issue in their machines.

How to offer remote assistance without permission

Then does this means that you can’t offer remote support without invitation and permission?

Actually, there’s a free third-party remote control software for Windows, AnyViewer, which could provide you with an unattended remote connection as long as you have logged in to the same account on the two devices. Here are the detailed steps on how to use the tool to provide remote support without invitation and permission.

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Step 1. Download, install and launch AnyViewer on both computers. Go to Log in, and then click Sign up. (If you already have signed up on its official website, you can log in directly.)

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Step 2. Fill in the signup information.

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Step 3. Then you can see you successfully logged in to AnyViewer. Your device will automatically be assigned to the account you've logged in to.

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Step 4. Log in to the same AnyViewer account on the two devices, then you can achieve a direct connection by clicking One-click control.

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You can also upgrade your account to a Professional or Enterprise plan to enjoy more rights:
Faster file transfer speed. Transfer speed for a free account is 500 KB/s, and for a paid account is up to 10 MB/s.
Increasing number of files transferred in a single time.
Larger size of a single file that can be transferred.
More devices can be assigned to the same account for unattended remote access.
More Currently connected devices are displayed for chekcing connection history.
Connect in privacy mode to protect privacy.
Initial more concurrent connections to one computer.

It is worth mentioning that AnyViewer also has some practical functions. After the remote connection is successful, you can adjust the resolutions and image quality according to your needs. You can take operations, such as opening Task Manager to see what is occupying CPU storage, running CMD to fix corrupted file systems, and so on to offer technical support in the distance.



Windows Remote Assistance doesn’t allow you to offer help without invitation and permission. To achieve remote assistance without user permission when they are not sitting in front of the computer, it’s wise to choose AnyViewer, a free & secure unattended remote access software.