Windows 10 - Quick assist a free Teamviewer alternative

There is an interesting built in feature inside Windows 10 that permit to receive and give remote assistance (inside and externally your organization).

This feature is named "Quick Assist" and is easily usable finding it in yours Windows 10 device (secondly you need to authenticate using your Microsoft account):

Relative usage is well explained in below articles:

In present article I would like to share how to give remote assistance and execute applications, on remote client, that needs administrative rights.

Key point is necessity to create a proper GPO (or change client gpedit.msc settings) as below.

What I suggest is to make some changes in your GPO on how the UAC presents itself but does not turn it off.

Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings//Local Policies/Security Options



User Account Control: Allow UIAccess applications to prompt for elevation without using the secure desktop


User Account Control: Switch to the secure desktop when prompting for elevation


After this change you will be able to execute administrative software on remote computers.

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[update 2022.03.06]

[update 2022.07.27]

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