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"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.""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."

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Top Answer: The most valuable feature of this solution at the moment is the HTML5 web client. You get a browser experience, not just the terminal sort of client, and the integration with Azure multi-factor… more »
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: 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… more »
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3rd
out of 32 in Remote Access
Views
17,417
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Reviews
12
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Rating
7.8
22nd
out of 32 in Remote Access
Views
498
Comparisons
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Also Known As
Remote Desktop Services, MS Remote Desktop Services, MS Remote Desktop Services, MS Remote Desktop Services
SolarWinds MSP Take Control, SolarWinds MSP Anywhere, SolarWinds Take Control
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Overview
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.

Whether your clients are working from home, in the office, or on the go—they need you. N‑able Take Control is a powerful remote support solution with troubleshooting tools designed to help you resolve issues quickly and effectively.

  • Connect to devices in eight seconds or less on average.
  • Troubleshoot issues with device information and specs at your fingertips.
  • Configure and customize Take Control for your business using the admin dashboard.
  • Keep data and clients safe with sophisticated encryption and multifactor authentication.
  • Quickly connect to new devices and users using a simple PIN.

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Sample Customers
Bank Alfalah Ltd.
Bainbridge Technology Solutions, NKIT Systems
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm27%
Healthcare Company18%
University18%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company20%
Government8%
Educational Organization5%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise38%
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Find out what your peers are saying about TeamViewer, Citrix, Microsoft and others in Remote Access. Updated: May 2021.
501,499 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 3rd in Remote Access with 12 reviews while N-able Take Control is ranked 22nd in Remote Access. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is rated 7.8, while N-able Take Control is rated 0.0. 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". On the other hand, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is most compared with VMware Horizon View, TeamViewer, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) and VMware Workspace ONE, whereas N-able Take Control is most compared with TeamViewer, Dameware Remote Support, ConnectWise Control, Devolutions Remote Desktop Manager and BeyondTrust Remote Support.

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