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"This is a very reliable product and I've never had it crash."

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"The solution has very smooth connectivity and is very user friendly.""The most valuable features are availability and security.""The most valuable features are the desktop session and desktop virtualization.""The most valuable feature is performance.""The technical support is good.""The performance is one of the main features of this solution.""The most valuable feature is that it gives me full accessibility to my servers.""In terms of the valuable features, I like the profile, the new version is really good."

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"It would be helpful if there were more things that you could do outside of having to log into the machine, such as being able to raise a command line and reboot the computer if, for whatever reason, it doesn't want to let me in."

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"I would like to be able to access the remote desktop using a web-based interface, rather than having to use the client.""From the perspective of an IT professional, Microsoft Remote Desktop is very easy to use. However, it could be made easier to use for the end user, especially when it comes to activating it.""It could be made simpler from a management perspective.""In a future release, they could improve by providing more advanced technology and better buffering for if the connection is degraded or lost.""Microsoft still has some really bad remote desktop appliance for Mac.""Updates sometimes impact the application and we have system crashes.""I would like to see a web-based interface, instead of client installation to refresh the UI through HTML.""There are problems with using Microsoft Teams within a virtual desktop on a mobile device."

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"I did not deal with the financial aspect but my impression is that they are more expensive."

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

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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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Helping people and businesses access their digital lives from virtually anywhere, on any device.
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 North Face, Slingbox, Lutron, The Weather Company
Bank Alfalah Ltd.
Top Industries
Manufacturing Company38%
Financial Services Firm25%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Educational Organization13%
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider15%
Construction Company7%
Financial Services Firm19%
Manufacturing Company13%
Healthcare Company13%
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company20%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
Small Business58%
Large Enterprise42%
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise39%
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LogMeIn Pro is ranked 7th in Remote Access with 1 review while Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 3rd in Remote Access with 19 reviews. LogMeIn Pro is rated 10.0, while Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of LogMeIn Pro writes "Straightforward to set up, reliable, and easily scales up to any size of company". 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". LogMeIn Pro is most compared with LogMeIn Central, ConnectWise Control, Check Point Remote Access VPN, TeamViewer and LogMeIn Rescue, whereas Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is most compared with TeamViewer, VMware Horizon View, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Citrix Workspace and OpenText Exceed TurboX (ETX).

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