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How do I add a computer to a team?ΒΆ

Adding a computer to a team means enabling cloud connectivity for that computer.

If you have a Home or Professional subscription, there’s nothing to do here. Because cloud is the only connectivity method, computers are automatically added to your team as soon as you sign in to VNC Server desk-side at install-time to apply your subscription.


To see the computers in your team, sign in to your RealVNC account and navigate to the Computers page.

If you have an Enterprise subscription and you sign in to VNC Server desk-side at install-time in the same way, you’re prompted to enable cloud connectivity. There’s nothing more to do.

However, if you have an Enterprise subscription and you choose to apply your subscription using a license key, there is a separate step. Run the appropriate command below as an administrator to enable cloud connectivity, and optionally join one or more existing computer groups in order to restrict access:

  • Windows:
    vncserver.exe -service -joinCloud TOKEN [-joinGroup GROUP-NAME]...
  • Mac:
    sudo /Library/vnc/vncserver -service -joinCloud TOKEN [-joinGroup GROUP-NAME]...
  • Linux:
    sudo vncserver-x11 -service -joinCloud TOKEN [-joinGroup GROUP-NAME]...

For example:

vncserver.exe -service -joinCloud your-long-token -joinGroup Sales -joinGroup Macs

...enables cloud connectivity for the computer (providing the token is valid) and adds it to the Marketing and Windows groups.


If the computer is protected by a proxy server that requires authentication, see this KB.

To obtain a cloud connectivity token, navigate to the Deployment page of your RealVNC account.