Microsoft Remote Desktop Services vs. VMware Workstation

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 4th in Virtual Desktop with 5 reviews vs VMware Workstation which is ranked 2nd in Virtual Desktop with 1 review. The top reviewer of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services writes "The app that they provide works off Mac and Windows". The top reviewer of VMware Workstation writes "I have found this product excellent for quick test/dev environments. ". Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is most compared with VMware Horizon View, TeamViewer and LogMeIn Pro. VMware Workstation is most compared with Hyper-V, vSphere and Oracle VM VirtualBox.
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Pros
It is a stable product.

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I have found this product excellent for test/dev environments. This is 90% of what I use this product for.

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Cons
We find the services are not as transparent as we would like for our integration with Citrix.

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I have had issues with the virtual network adapters in the past that has taken some time to troubleshoot.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing is moderate.

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The pricing is a bit steep in my opinion for testing and there are other options.

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Ranking
4th
out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
Views
16,428
Comparisons
10,857
Reviews
4
Followers
403
Avg. Rating
8.3
2nd
out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
Views
29,116
Comparisons
18,289
Reviews
1
Followers
423
Avg. Rating
9.0
Top Comparisons
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Remote Desktop Services
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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
Government12%
Healthcare Company12%
Construction Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Real Estate/Law Firm9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise58%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise46%
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