Compare Microsoft Remote Desktop Services vs. VMware Workstation

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 2nd in Virtual Desktop with 8 reviews while VMware Workstation is ranked 3rd in Virtual Desktop. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is rated 7.6, while VMware Workstation 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) and VMware Workspace ONE, whereas VMware Workstation is most compared with Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, VMware Horizon View, KVM and Parallels Desktop.
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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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Ranking
2nd
out of 30 in Virtual Desktop
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14,555
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11,880
Reviews
8
Average Words per Review
393
Avg. Rating
7.5
3rd
out of 30 in Virtual Desktop
Views
19,161
Comparisons
16,967
Reviews
0
Average Words per Review
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 Workstation transforms the way technical professionals develop, test, demonstrate and deploy software by running multiple x86-based operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. Built on 15 years of virtualization excellence and winner of more than 50 industry awards, VMware Workstation takes desktop virtualization to the next level by giving users an unmatched operating system support, rich user experience and incredible performance.
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Sample Customers
Bank Alfalah Ltd.Akademiska Hus
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider13%
K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
Media Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company8%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Remote Desktop Services vs. VMware Horizon View and other solutions. Updated: July 2020.
430,585 professionals have used our research since 2012.

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