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"The solution is very quick to set up.""The technical support is good.""The installation is almost instant.""I can do anything from a remote desktop as if I were sitting at my own PC."

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"The most valuable feature is that it gives me full accessibility to my servers.""I like that it works. In most cases, it's predictable. You know what you get.""The most valuable features are the desktop session and desktop virtualization.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""The performance is one of the main features of this solution.""Everything is really good and it works well.""The technical support is good.""We have scaled the solution and find this easy to do."

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"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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"In a future release, they could improve by providing more advanced technology and better buffering for if the connection is degraded or lost.""Security in the connection between us and our clients' servers is something that can be improved.""Remote Desktop Services doesn't scale well.""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.""Lacks a notification feature when internet is down.""We are searching for a product with better remote access and remote sessions.""Its look and feel could be updated. In Azure Remote Desktop Services (RDS), which is a VDI solution, we would like to see linked clones. It is a Hyper-V solution, and it doesn't support linked clones and uses a lot of storage. That's why we don't use it. VMware has a similar solution that supports linked clones for the master image.""There are problems with using Microsoft Teams within a virtual desktop on a mobile device."

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"It was cheap and now it is comparably expensive. It costs me $484 to use the solution with just two physical PCs.""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."

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"The solution is overly expensive.""The pricing could always be improved.""It will probably cost about $500 USD to get the resources set up in the cloud.""The solution has a perpetual license and it is purchased upfront.""Although not an expensive product, pricing is always something that can be improved.""Its licensing is on a yearly basis. We're on the educational or academic license, and our terms are good. We're very happy with the pricing.""It's not an expensive product.""It's not an expensive solution."

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Top Answer: Installing Microsoft Desktop Services is straightforward.
Top Answer: The pricing in comparison to similar products is quite good.
Top Answer: Microsoft Desktop Services is stable but it takes up a lot of resources in the CPU. It's a bit heavier than some solutions.
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Remote Desktop Services, MS Remote Desktop Services
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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 PLLC
Bank Alfalah Ltd.
Top Industries
Computer Software Company18%
Comms Service Provider16%
Educational Organization7%
Financial Services Firm19%
Manufacturing Company13%
Healthcare Company13%
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company20%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise38%
Find out what your peers are saying about GoToMyPC vs. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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GoToMyPC is ranked 9th in Remote Access with 2 reviews while Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 3rd in Remote Access with 20 reviews. GoToMyPC is rated 9.6, 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, Check Point Remote Access VPN, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, LogMeIn Pro and Splashtop Remote Support, whereas Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is most compared with TeamViewer, VMware Horizon View, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Citrix Workspace and Check Point Remote Access VPN. See our GoToMyPC vs. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services report.

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