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#270629 19-May-2020 11:22
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Hi

 

As an alternative to RDC for out of Office remote desktop access
what are the recommended alternatives , and what products to avoid (not user friendly)
Some products seem to be designed/described for remote access by techs, rather than User out of office access
Perhaps not something browser based (so can go full screen) , multimonitor support would be a bounus

 

Teamveiwer would be perfect , but pricing is expensive & have to pay for updated versions

 

splashtop, Zoho , MSP360 , gotomypc , connectwise ?


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  #2486170 19-May-2020 11:26
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  #2486174 19-May-2020 11:30
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I use Splashtop to access computers remotely but as you say it's more for support case. Parallels Access is a really good tool for accessing your computer from any device on the go. It is much more user friendly on a mobile device than using a Remote Desktop type of connection.

 

 

 

https://www.parallels.com/products/access/


 
 
 
 


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  #2486214 19-May-2020 11:32
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Google chrome does remote desktop -- not sure how good it is. 


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  #2486275 19-May-2020 12:37
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+1 for Anydesk - been using it for a few years now, no issues.

 

 





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  #2486279 19-May-2020 12:42
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Google Chrome Remote Desktop is an option. I use Pulseway.





 

 

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  #2486348 19-May-2020 14:09
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Lias:

 

Why not just use VPN + RDP?

 

 

That would have been my ideal choice, but ...
For 'reasons' , one site I cant implement a VPN , unless I purchase a particular horrendously priced Cloud based Firewall service ($ thousands per year)

 


Looks like some of the Remote software options are really not well thought out for remote access to a work PC .
Whats needed , is a single icon to click . Idiot proof as much as possible .
From the Software : Having to pick the desktop you want to remote into is a deal killer . Needs to be a way to show only the 1 PC that a user is allowed onto, not show all the
pc's on the software's a/c

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2486357 19-May-2020 14:32
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Connectwise Control is fast, easy to set up, pretty cheap and requires 2FA.


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  #2486367 19-May-2020 14:48
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1101:

 

Lias:

 

Why not just use VPN + RDP?

 

 

That would have been my ideal choice, but ...
For 'reasons' , one site I cant implement a VPN , unless I purchase a particular horrendously priced Cloud based Firewall service ($ thousands per year)

 


Looks like some of the Remote software options are really not well thought out for remote access to a work PC .
Whats needed , is a single icon to click . Idiot proof as much as possible .
From the Software : Having to pick the desktop you want to remote into is a deal killer . Needs to be a way to show only the 1 PC that a user is allowed onto, not show all the
pc's on the software's a/c

 

 

Implement RD Gateway,  then give the user a single RDP shortcut configured to use the gateway?

 

 

 

 





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  #2486373 19-May-2020 15:00
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1101:

 

 

 

 

 

That would have been my ideal choice, but ...
For 'reasons' , one site I cant implement a VPN , unless I purchase a particular horrendously priced Cloud based Firewall service ($ thousands per year)

 

 

 

 

 

All cloud base setup that I can think of can have cheap VPN setup - veeam got easy to setup system with https://www.veeam.com/powered-network.html that has aws and azure integration


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  #2486440 19-May-2020 15:46
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Another Anydesk Vote.


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  #2486469 19-May-2020 16:44
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+1 Anydesk use it daily.

 

VPN+RD is ideal tho.


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  #2486486 19-May-2020 17:18
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You say one site cannot implement a vpn, what about terminate an ssh session.

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