Forum Thread

Recommendations on Remote software?

juiooui 26 10 October 29, 2015 at 04:14 PM
Recommendations on Remote software

Lots of Remote software out there looking for one that can be used in a business environment on workstations that is not terribly expensive..

Couple I ran in to were:

Teamviewer – Works great but VERY expensive.

Logme in – Not as good and still costly

Splashtop – seems very good and not that expensive 10 stations for 60 dollars a year, any one have any experience on this one?

Remoteutilities – Works Fantastic and gives you 10 workstation licenses for free BUT not sure about the company seems to be located off the coast of Somalia .. Little worried about the back ground ?

ANY input on these or other would be greatly appreciated.

13 Comments

1

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#2
VPN and remote desktop or remote assistance? Is this an option? If the built-in Windows applications (RDP or RA) don't suit your needs you can always deploy VNC.

Otherwise, if you want convenience of a pre-packaged application such as Logmein or Teamviewer you will need to pony up the money for the service.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#3
Quote from juiooui View Post :
Recommendations on Remote software

Lots of Remote software out there looking for one that can be used in a business environment on workstations that is not terribly expensive..
RDC is built into pro / enterprise versions of windows. Some computers could support Intel AMT.

Are trying to access the machines from the same LAN or remotely?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#4
I usually use the built in functionality of Remote Desk Top in Windows. I have used Splashtop and it works well. I think there is a trial or non-company version to play with if you want.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined May 2015
L2: Beginner
26 Posts
10 Reputation
Original Poster
#5
Remoteutilities support told me they are actually in moscow, russia, but show a large list of very large companies that use there software suck as cleveland clinic, honda, hitachi, home depot and others ,wonder if there is a way to verify this ?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#6
Quote from juiooui View Post :
but show a large list of very large companies that use there software suck as cleveland clinic, honda, hitachi, home depot and others ,wonder if there is a way to verify this ?
Doubtful. In theory one of those companies could sue if they were using their logo without permission.

If tools built into windows or a vnc client aren't enough, another option is http://www.dameware.com/
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Last edited by jkee October 30, 2015 at 03:54 AM
Joined Dec 2007
L10: Grand Master
7,632 Posts
1,489 Reputation
#7
+1 for Dameware. Have used the Mini-Remote and Utilities and it's really solid with a lot of options in a familiar AD view screen. They have volume licensing but not sure what your budget is but has a feeling $359 for Remote Support (10-14 seats) or $210 for Mini-Remote (10-14 seats) is going to fit for you.

I will say with remote control software, you get what you pay for in a commercial sense.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

#8
Quote from menace33 View Post :
+1 for Dameware. Have used the Mini-Remote and Utilities and it's really solid with a lot of options in a familiar AD view screen. They have volume licensing but not sure what your budget is but has a feeling $359 for Remote Support (10-14 seats) or $210 for Mini-Remote (10-14 seats) is going to fit for you.
From the sound of things, the OP would probably only need 1-2 licenses for DameWare. It's licensed per 'technician' with unlimited client/remote machines.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

Joined May 2015
L2: Beginner
26 Posts
10 Reputation
Original Poster
#9
Which VNC there apears to ne Real VNC, Tight VNC, Ultra VNC ?

VNC all so requires I get each IP of each workstation just a nother step to the pain in the ***
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Last edited by juiooui October 30, 2015 at 07:48 AM
#10
all three vnc's worked fine for me, as long as you know the vnc password of the remote computer you can login by typing in the name of the workstation and it's domain, that's if typing in the ip is a pain.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined May 2015
L2: Beginner
26 Posts
10 Reputation
Original Poster
#11
Wish people here had experience with, Remoteutilities .. Seems like it has so many nice features,, just worried about the security
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#12
Quote from juiooui View Post :
Wish people here had experience with, Remoteutilities .. Seems like it has so many nice features,, just worried about the security
Sorry, can't help there. When I look at RemoteUtilities' list of features, I don't really see any meaningful features it has that DameWare Remote Support doesn't. Dameware is actually cheaper than RemoteUtilities if you don't fit in the free for 10 computers category with RemoteUtilities.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Aug 2005
L10: Grand Master
12,661 Posts
4,824 Reputation
Pro
#13
If all in the same company/LAN RDP works well

For other locations or harder to connect things I moved to Screenconnect after reading about people loving it on reddit. It's great. Super flexible etc. I would say check it out I think they are upgrading prices here for new customers though so act fast.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Vague questions receive vague answers . . . . . .
#14
My company uses a software called Proxy from Funk Software. You have to set it up and input a password to connect to each machine, but it works over several subnets. It does have some cost, which I cannot say what that is. Remote desktop has been kind of removed from our situation because of security.

Proxy comes with it's own deployment tool -- so you can install it and update it over the network.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
R.I.P Tyson the avatar dog December 16, 2013. nod
Page 1 of 1
1
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2016. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)  •  Interest-Based Ads
Link Copied to Clipboard