ConnectWise Control vs. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services

As of June 2019, ConnectWise Control is ranked 5th in Remote Access with 15 reviews vs Microsoft Remote Desktop Services which is ranked 8th in Remote Access with 1 review. The top reviewer of ConnectWise Control writes "Easy to use remote access but it lacks the ability to control Windows updates and patches". The top reviewer of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services writes "Stable solution for remote desktop services". ConnectWise Control is most compared with TeamViewer, LogMeIn Pro and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is most compared with TeamViewer, VMware Horizon View and Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS).
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No issues with scalability. It is a fairly simple model. If I wanted to add five more, I would just buy five more people and licenses, apply the program to their computers, and give them their login.​The initial setup is easy. If you want the desktop program, you just download and install it.It is very straightforward to set up, use, install, and transfer sessions.If an issue happens, we're able to log in at the time that it happens and address it , so there's minimal downtime.The ability see iOS devices helps us out a lot because the majority of our users are iOS device users.it's very easy to use, it's very efficient.The tech support person I spoke to was very knowledgeable about the product, and was straightforward with me about its capabilities. There was no fluff about the product. They basically said this is not available now and we're hoping to have it available in the third or fourth quarter. It was nice to talk to someone who was straightforward and knew about the product.I have technicians all over, and not everybody is an expert in all areas. They are able to bring other expertise from different locations with the click of a mouse. They can invite in other technicians, so I can have most of the technicians collaborate on the same question, and that’s really amazing.

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It's very easy to use, very easy to understand. It gives us remote access to the PC without any issues.it gives me the ability to remotely connect to machines that I manage without user intervention.The product's two-factor authentication means we are not worried like before about the state of our security.Session groups and triggers are the most valuable features, because they make a greater degree of organization possible. Greater degree of organization is valuable to my organization, because we have many sessions to handle.It is super easy to use and relatively inexpensive.The unattended access functionality is a valuable feature, because I can go in at any time that I want, deploy fixes, or do maintenance.Remote support is efficient and easy for our end users to receive support.The initial setup is fairly straightforward.

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It is a stable product.

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​Network browsing and connecting on the LAN, because if you can't see the computers on your network​, what good is the product?They need to improve their technical support.it needs better iOS integration. It's still limited in its functionality when it comes to iOS. Currently, when you do something other than iOS, you're not able to take control of what's going on; instead of having to tell the user, "Click here, click there," I would like to have full control over an iOS device.The one big problem that I have with LogMeIn Rescue is, I use a Mac. All my technicians use PCs. I use a Mac, and the Mac agent crashes at least once a day. I have to stop it and start it again. To date, I don’t have a problem with people using PC. I think the Mac app that they have needs to be improved.They need to combine computer and mobile end-user support to be a more streamlined experience.Secondly, the product needs improvement on mobile interfaces because on mobile devices it doesn't perform very well. On computers, it is good, with desktops, laptops, it is good. Sometimes iPad is good, but going with other devices, like Android or Windows on smart phones, ​it's always a problem.You should be able to remote on an iPhone like you remote on an Android. It is not the same experience. Unless you are very savvy on iOS, you are pretty much lost.​​The interface is not ​user-friendly. It looks a little outdated.​ I think the options are there. I think just the layout needs improvement.​

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For my company, just installing the software and using it is very easy. But if I need to give one of my customers access to their machines, the process that you have to go through is some 15 to 20 steps. You have to create a group, and then you have to assign a policy. It takes 15 to 20 minutes to set up someone for remote access to their own machine.What we need this product to do is to be able to control Windows Updates. LogMeIn Central allowed us remote access but also allowed to push and install Windows Updates, and third-party updates... When we made the switch to ConnectWise we lost the ability to do patching. That forced us, for our larger clients, to move to WSUS. We had to set up a VM on those larger clients to push Windows Updates and patches into the network.We have had issues. We have had circumstances, for reasons we don't know, where the service will stop running, and when the service stops running that computer no longer becomes reachable. We haven't really seen that so much on desktops, but we have seen that happen quite frequently on server operating systems, Server 2008, Server 2012. You can install the product and then a week down the road it will just stop.There is an issue which is pretty rare, but I find it at least when connecting from my mobile device. I am forced to refresh the screen by changing the screen quality to get screen updates. This only happens sometimes.I was not thrilled with their support. I do not have a lot of time to deal with the attention which is needed to fix issues.Support for PAC files on the guest's side and support for proxy on the host's side. Currently, there is no support for guest-side PAC files or for the host-side proxy (which uses authentication).There is one back-end issue that I am running into at some of locations where I login to provide support, and sometimes port 443 is blocked. That is what it uses to connect. So, I am having to do workarounds to get a session started.The recent redesign has made it slower and basically worthless.

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We find the services are not as transparent as we would like for our integration with Citrix.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
​The rescue model is licensed by user.The pricing is worth the value.It's definitely worth the value.The cost of LogMeIn is high... I went with another product that was going to give me savings of 50%. One technician tested it, he gave us the thumbs up. Then once we moved all my technicians to it, but it didn’t work... Trying to move from LogMeIn hindered our performance and productivity and it was not worth the savings.Pricing is reasonable and easily offsets other costs, while resolving issues in a much quicker timeframe.It is ​on the medium to high side. For us, it is worth it. For the amount of time they save us, it pretty much pays for itself.​Look at the different plans they have. Do not pay for a plan you do not need.​The pricing is a little on the higher side, though.​

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For the price we pay, we definitely feel it's worth it, but there are some contenders in the market that are coming out now, whose products are as good; they are offering more features and the price is actually less than ConnectWise. All things considered, the biggest thing is the lack of patching in ConnectWise. If they could integrate that into the product, that would be a game changer, if offered at the same price point.It is priced fairly.Make sure you have enough licensing for all the techs that you have.The cloud version is relatively inexpensive, but the on-premise version is expensive if you do not need three technicians, only one or two for concurrent sessions.It is priced well and it is still a great value. Although I have been reading a lot about Splashtop. They are getting pretty competitive on their pricing, including a fairly easy to use remote support for mobile applications, like iOS and Android.Pricing is fair for Control and the licensing is simple.I think the product's pricing is a good value. I paid $600 a year and that was fine for me. It was about $50 a month. Licensing is all very straightforward.Their licensing model is good, their pricing model is good, their service is good; bandwidth is excellent. They're consistent.

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The pricing is moderate.

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Overview

LogMeIn Rescue delivers unparalleled remote IT support technology that allows enterprises to better manage mobile remote support and remote desktop support helping users across PC, Mac, iOS, Android support and more. Features include remote computer access, mobile app support, and the exciting Rescue Lens interactive video support feature that allows support technicians to see exactly what the end user can see. LogMeIn Rescue is truly on the cutting edge of the remote technical support industry.

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ConnectWise Control is a fast, reliable and secure remote support, access and meeting solution. Use remote support and access to repair computers, provide updates, and manage machines. Conduct online seminars and presentations using remote meetings. ScreenConnect includes the same features as competing remote control solutions.

Remote Desktop Services is a server role in Windows Server that provides technologies that enable users to access session-based desktops, virtual machine-based desktops, or applications in the data center from both within a corporate network and from the Internet. Remote Desktop Services enables a rich-fidelity desktop or application experience, and helps to securely connect remote users from managed or unmanaged devices.
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Lenovo, HTC, 3M, Accenture, IBM, HP, General Electric, Make-A-Wish, Vodafone, Zero Motorcycles, Arise, Fuji Xerox, Endsleigh Insurance, Fordham University, Hologic, Meineke, Motorola, Toyota, and more.Jon Rosen SystemsBank Alfalah Ltd.
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