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# 250659 20-May-2019 17:46
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Any comments on either Splashtop or AnyDesk? 

 

Any other option for use with Servers that is either cheaper or free?

 

I do have Chrome RD installed but I think it's a bit slow compared to TeamViewer. TeamViewer is extremely expensive though.





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  # 2241751 20-May-2019 17:54
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We use Comodo as our basic RMM and remote control. Works on servers, PC and Macs which is handy. 

 

 

 

Free as well which is useful. https://one.comodo.com/

 

 




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  # 2241763 20-May-2019 18:22
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Thanks for the comment. I already have a paid Pulseway subscription to monitor services and other items so I might as well use the included Remote Desktop instead of bothering with Teamviewer and its nagging for a paid subscription. Uninstalled now.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2241789 20-May-2019 19:21
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Anydesk - been using it at home for couple years and slowly starting to use it at work. Lot faster and smaller than TV.

 

 





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  # 2241791 20-May-2019 19:26
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For critical stuff I really avoid anything that goes via a central system that isn't under my control. Professionally I use screenconnect (Now ConnectWise Control) They do a free version for a single user but not 100% on if it's on-prem or only on their cloud.

 

Privately I use good old VPN + RDP with either plain old RAS or newer tech like Algo and ZeroTier





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We use screenconnect, hosted on a server here in nz and it works great as we can brand it as our own, each user can have a login and you can group the client pc/sites.

 

there is back end access now with a command prompt for windows machines that comes in handy, you can also send commands through the web interface to the machine and get a response, which works great for installing apps remotely


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  # 2241823 20-May-2019 20:14
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Anydesk. Love it. Fast and easy.

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  # 2241825 20-May-2019 20:18
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I pay for Anydesk at work. Been using 3 for months. So far so good and does what I need. The only thing I've had an issue with is some of the UAC windows are only controllable via a person at the remote computer. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2241826 20-May-2019 20:18
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In my view cannot beat ssh tunnels, poor man's vpn for sure but a lot less complex than other vpn solutions and in my view no less vulnerable. Then just ssh, rdp or vnc depending on the server target.

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  # 2241828 20-May-2019 20:19
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My use case is pretty simple but I wanted to control my media pc from my laptop. I tried Teamviewer first but found it unnecessarily convoluted. Anydesk worked much better in every way, quick, sensible interface, easy to use. For my purposes it was much better. I haven't needed it for awhile but it was great when I did.

 

 





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  # 2241838 20-May-2019 20:42
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Via work have a paid TV license, but I've been frustrated by their inability to get a solution to fix/replace the blackscreen drivers, even as a paying customer. Do any of the competing products have that ability under modern W10 versions?





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  # 2241860 20-May-2019 21:15
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Same as sparkz25, I have a self-hosted ScreenConnect license (Now called Connectwise Control) and I have the server hosted on Azure.

 

Just upgraded to the latest version and loving the new features.
Had it for a number of years so luckily grandfathered into the old pricing before ConnectWise took them over and made the self-hosted version wayyyy more expensive.

 

They do have a cloud hosted free version that allows you to have up to 3 computers with the unattended client installed.
https://www.connectwise.com/software/control/free

 

The iOS app works really well to for when I'm not in front of a computer.


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  # 2241899 20-May-2019 22:56
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AnyDesk wins for me. Used in a variety of situations - from remote client support to server management, & across platforms - Galaxy Tab, iPad, Mac & Windows PC's. I'm yet to have an issue of any sort. Team Viewer very quickly became yesterday's news.




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  # 2241901 20-May-2019 22:57
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To add to that, do any of the competitors have an automated method to deploy to Mac via jamf? TeamViewer doesn't support silent install for Mac now days.


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  # 2241903 20-May-2019 23:15
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I have several hundred PCs controlled using Splashtop Business, and recommend it highly having used it for several years now. I was originally a LogmeIn Central customer until they became super-expensive and well beyond the resources of a small one man band like me. As an early adopter, it still only costs me US$60 a year all up which is amazing value, and performance, stability and features have steadily improved over the years.  It's fine for Windows servers, PCs running WinXP to Win10, and Macs etc. 





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  # 2241979 21-May-2019 05:57
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I find Splashtop, while good, does use a fair bit of CPU. Other than that, its been good.





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