Compare Microsoft Remote Desktop Services vs. VMware Player

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 2nd in Virtual Desktop with 8 reviews while VMware Player is ranked 12th in Virtual Desktop. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is rated 7.6, while VMware Player is rated 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 TeamViewer, VMware Horizon View, Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS), VMware Workspace ONE and BeyondTrust Remote Support, whereas VMware Player is most compared with VMware Horizon View, Parallels Desktop, VMware Workstation, Userful and NComputing vSpace.
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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.The pricing is moderate.

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2nd
out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
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8
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out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
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879
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782
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0
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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.

VMware Player, or VMware Player Plus, is described by VMware as the easiest way to run a virtual machine on Windows or Linux PCs in a commercial environment. If you want to deliver a managed desktop to your employees, customers, students, contractors, or partners, then this virtual desktop solution is the way to go.

VMware Player provides the most advanced virtualization platform available, which is capable of supporting even extremely demanding applications. Even though the platform is so advanced, the user interface is simple and easy-to-use.

There is seamless integration with Windows XP and Windows XP applications even if the machine itself is a Windows 7 PC, a Windows 8 PC, or even Linux-based. It also gives your IT person the capability of restricting the virtual machines by requiring runtime passwords, adding an expiration date, blocking USB devices, or encrypting the machines. By using VMware vCenter Converter, VMware Player can even convert old machines into virtual machines without you needing to re-configure or re-install any applications.

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Software R&D Company30%
Comms Service Provider13%
K 12 Educational Company Or School10%
Media Company8%
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