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Pros
"This solution has allowed us to have a highly flexible remote access solution in DR/BC situations.""The solution is very quick to set up.""I can do anything from a remote desktop as if I were sitting at my own PC.""The technical support is good.""The installation is almost instant."

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"It is a stable product.""It's almost an out of the box function once you have installed the other components.""I like that it works. In most cases, it's predictable. You know what you get.""The most valuable features are availability and security.""The most valuable feature is that it gives me full accessibility to my servers.""The most valuable features are the desktop session and desktop virtualization.""In terms of the valuable features, I like the profile, the new version is really good.""The most valuable feature is the remote application access."

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Cons
"If the PC is hung then it requires a reboot.""Integration could be improved. I'd prefer if the solution could integrate with our support and report tools as well as our timesheet reporting.""The pricing has tripled in a small amount of time and there is not three times better service."

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"We find the services are not as transparent as we would like for our integration with Citrix.""In the next release, I would like to see better performance over slower networks, and integration with Linux, but this is something that we're going to get out of Microsoft in terms of a unified solution.""Microsoft still has some really bad remote desktop appliance for Mac.""We are searching for a product with better remote access and remote sessions.""Security in the connection between us and our clients' servers is something that can be improved.""My customers are worried that the RDP protocol can be easily compromised and would like the option to use an alternative like Blast.""The DB card needs improvement. I have a lot of experience with other competitors and Citrix is better than VMware and Microsoft. Citrix has more extensive features.""There are problems with using Microsoft Teams within a virtual desktop on a mobile device."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We pay approximately 2,000 Euros a year for the solution. The licensing is all-inclusive; you don't have to pay for extra add-ons or services.""It was cheap and now it is comparably expensive. It costs me $484 to use the solution with just two physical PCs."

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"The pricing is moderate.""The solution has a perpetual license and it is purchased upfront.""It will probably cost about $500 USD to get the resources set up in the cloud.""Although not an expensive product, pricing is always something that can be improved.""It's not an expensive solution.""It's not an expensive product."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution is very quick to set up.
Top Answer: We pay approximately 2,000 Euros a year for the solution. The licensing is all-inclusive; you don't have to pay for extra add-ons or services.
Top Answer: Integration could be improved. I'd prefer if the solution could integrate with our support and report tools as well as our timesheet reporting.
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the remote application access.
Top Answer: It will probably cost about $500 USD to get the resources set up in the cloud.
Top Answer: There are problems with using Microsoft Teams within a virtual desktop on a mobile device. Specifically, if you are using Teams and conferencing, then there is no microphone capability. To be clear… more »
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out of 32 in Remote Access
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Avg. Rating
9.0
3rd
out of 32 in Remote Access
Views
15,382
Comparisons
12,593
Reviews
11
Average Words per Review
363
Avg. Rating
7.8
Popular Comparisons
Compared 59% of the time.
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Overview
GoToMyPC is a web-based screen-sharing product that allows you to access your computer from any other Internet-connected computer in the world. With GoToMyPC, you have the flexibility to work where, when and how you want. Use your computer's programs and applications, read and send email, edit files and access network resources as if you were sitting in front of it.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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Sample Customers
The Lubitz Financial Group, Stitely & Kartsetter PLLCBank Alfalah Ltd.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company19%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government9%
K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm43%
Manufacturing Company14%
Healthcare Company14%
Government14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise38%
Find out what your peers are saying about GoToMyPC vs. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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GoToMyPC is ranked 9th in Remote Access with 3 reviews while Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 3rd in Remote Access with 11 reviews. GoToMyPC is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of GoToMyPC writes "Accessing multiple PCs from remote locations is easy and reliable with this solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services writes "It's predictable but they need to develop better support for remote desktops for alternative platforms". GoToMyPC is most compared with TeamViewer, LogMeIn Pro, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Check Point Remote Access VPN and Splashtop Remote Support, whereas Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is most compared with TeamViewer, VMware Horizon View, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) and Citrix Workspace. See our GoToMyPC vs. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services report.

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