DeskRoll Remote Desktop vs. Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DeskRoll Remote Desktop
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
DeskRoll was built to be easy to use by end-users and IT teams alike. It's browser-based, so users being helped do not need to install any applications on their local device; DeskRoll Remote Desktop Sharing requires only a small app on the remote (controlling) computer. DeskRoll guides users through setup and connection processes for 3 basic scenarios: providing remote assistance to a customer, configuring unattended remote access to a remote computer, or configuring unattended remote…
$8.25
per user/per month
RDCMan
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
RDCMan, or Remote Desktop Connection Manager from Microsoft, creates a single location for IT administrators to organize, group and manage connections, allowing users to manage multiple desktops.
$199
Starting Price
Pricing
DeskRoll Remote DesktopMicrosoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan)
Editions & Modules
DeskRoll Lite
$8.25
per user/per month
DeskRoll Pro 1 Month
$29.95
per seat
DeskRoll Starter
$39
per user/per year
DeskRoll Lite
$99
per user/per year
DeskRoll Pro 1 Year
$299.40
per seat
1 User
$199.00
Starting Price
5 Users
$779.00
Starting Price
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DeskRoll Remote DesktopRDCMan
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$3.25 per seat/per monthNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWith each license a user can configure unlimited remote computers to access from any location. Also, users can make unlimited parallel remote connections - each will open in a new browser tab. Users can pause and resume remote sessions.
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Remote Administration
Comparison of Remote Administration features of Product A and Product B
DeskRoll Remote Desktop
8.2
2 Ratings
0% below category average
Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan)
8.1
3 Ratings
2% below category average
Screen sharing8.02 Ratings6.72 Ratings
File transfer8.02 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Instant message7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Over-the-Internet remote session10.02 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Initiate remote control from mobile8.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Multi-platform remote control8.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Remote management of servers & workstations00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Remote Active Directory® management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Centralized management dashboard00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Session record00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Annotations00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Monitoring and Alerts00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
DeskRoll Remote DesktopMicrosoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
DeskRoll Remote DesktopMicrosoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan)
Likelihood to Recommend
Tomsk Inc.
During the pandemic, our company worked remotely. Various staff in our company had technical difficulties or needed assistance installing software in order to work. DeskRoll Remote Desktop helped us to make this process seamless. Rather than deal with the aggravation of trying to walk someone through something over the phone, we were able to get things established in a simple, easy way.
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Microsoft
The RDCMan software is highly effective at allowing me to organize and manage a large number of servers, and desktop computers. It’s quick and easy to use. It’s also highly reliable. In all the years that I have used it, I have never once experienced a crash or any other sort of error.
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Pros
Tomsk Inc.
  • Ability to remote in at any time
  • Can support unlimited clients with hardware and software issues
  • Multiple remote client logins
  • Cost!
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Microsoft
  • Quick
  • Easy
  • Minimal work on user end
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Cons
Tomsk Inc.
  • It could be more cost-effective.
  • It could include better "help" or "how-to" sections for people who are not as tech savvy.
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Microsoft
  • When trying to connect to a server/machine, and it doesn't connect, there is a "Disconnected" message that is displayed in the thumbnail. There is no information beyond this that explains why the server/machine did/could not connect. It would be helpful to the IT Administrator to know this information, even if Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) kept a log somewhere where this information can be analyzed.
  • There doesn't seem to be an option for connecting to a server that is usually only able to be accessed from a jump server. This will not connect if the server is set up as a server/machine within RDCman. This would be a beneficial feature to have within RDCman. Maybe one of the missing options is to be able to set this in the prospects for the jump server (within the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) window).
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Support Rating
Tomsk Inc.
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Plenty of information and support online, and with many things it's pretty straight forward for the average tech to navigate and work with. But with most things online you're not the only person that's had the issue before, and using a search engine you should be able to figure it out.
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Alternatives Considered
Tomsk Inc.
Cost, ease of use, file transfer and chat capabilities.
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Microsoft
RDCMan outshines TeamViewer in every possible way. It’s fast, more reliable, and easier to use. I have had frequent crashes and issues when using TeamViewer, while none with RDCMan. Screen responsiveness also seems much better with RDCMan versus TeamViewer. I would often experience lag issues when using TeamViewer.
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Return on Investment
Tomsk Inc.
  • It saved time, which always saves money!
  • It allowed us to save money on additional software licensing - we now use Quickbooks through the use of DeskRoll Remote Desktop.
  • DeskRoll Remote Desktop allowed us to transition to work-from-home easily, which saved us valuable time during the pandemic.
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Microsoft
  • One positive impact it's had was that it has made it easier to manage servers since this could be done from a central location and through only one program. This, in effect, has helped to increase efficiency and save the time of those doing server management.
  • Another positive impact was that it is a product that could be deployed/installed by almost anyone, and one that fits reasonably quickly. It also doesn't use a whole lot of system resources when running, so this, in turn, helps the IT/Server Administrators still be efficient in the other work they have to do.
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ScreenShots

DeskRoll Remote Desktop Screenshots

Screenshot of DeskRoll remote connection view - Windows remote desktop.Screenshot of DeskRoll wizard that quickly guides you through basic remote access scenarios.