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LogMeIn Rescue

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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LogMeIn Rescue

It's well suited for any IT Support organization. Tech support to repair computers. Support role for driver issues such as a printer, scanner, and other hardware. Helping to maintain corporate end-users. Maintaining a sales force that is on the road and not easily accessible. We use it to make firmware updates to copiers, set up drivers for printing, configuring email, and scan-to-folder.
Chip Berg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Services

Microsoft's Remote Desktop Services is particularly nice if you have a server license for a program and don't want to install it on everyone's machine but do want to give everyone access to the program. They can either use RDS to connect to the server, or you can set up a RemoteApp.It's also nice if you have people who work on two different workstations in two different locations. We have several people who sometimes work at one desk and sometimes in an office, so it's nice for them to be able to access one machine or the other easily without having to walk back and forth.One note, if users don't have an Active Directory account, or if you don't want to mess with putting people into various permissions groups, RDS may not be the best solution for them. This wasn't an issue for us since our organization was small enough that we could manage AD permissions and groups rather easily.
Ho'omana Nathan Horton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

LogMeIn Rescue
8.4
Remote Desktop Services
Screen sharing
LogMeIn Rescue
9.6
Remote Desktop Services
File transfer
LogMeIn Rescue
8.6
Remote Desktop Services
Instant message
LogMeIn Rescue
8.3
Remote Desktop Services
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
LogMeIn Rescue
8.3
Remote Desktop Services
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
LogMeIn Rescue
7.9
Remote Desktop Services
Over-the-Internet remote session
LogMeIn Rescue
9.1
Remote Desktop Services
Initiate remote control from mobile
LogMeIn Rescue
7.7
Remote Desktop Services
Remote management of servers & workstations
LogMeIn Rescue
9.0
Remote Desktop Services
Remote Active Directory® management
LogMeIn Rescue
8.2
Remote Desktop Services
Centralized management dashboard
LogMeIn Rescue
8.0
Remote Desktop Services
Session record
LogMeIn Rescue
8.8
Remote Desktop Services
Annotations
LogMeIn Rescue
8.5
Remote Desktop Services
Monitoring and Alerts
LogMeIn Rescue
7.3
Remote Desktop Services
Multi-platform remote control
LogMeIn Rescue
8.9
Remote Desktop Services

Pros

LogMeIn Rescue

  • There is virtually no lag when using LogMeIn on a client's workstation.
  • The "start as a service" feature is very helpful for using it while UAC is enabled.
  • It typically requires fewer permissions to run on client workstations than other software.
Amber Lesperance | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Services

  • Remote Desktop Services does an excellent job in providing a way for our staff to be working outside the office as if they're actually sitting inside the office. As long as the staff has an internet connection and a computer, he can use Remote Desktop Services to access files on our network.
  • Remote Desktop Services also eliminates a need to have a very fast internet connection to access files on the company network. Once a Remote Desktop Service session is established, the only bandwidth it takes up is the transfer of images you see on the display. It's like surfing on the web because you are using the company server as the resource to run the applications.
  • Remote Desktop Services provides a way for users to transfer files back & forth to/from staff's offsite laptop to/from the company network . There would be times when staff forget to copy a particular file onto the laptop for a presentation. So the way to retrieve the data from the network is to establish a Remote Desktop Session and then using Windows standar copy & paste feature to transfer the file from the network onto their laptop for use.
Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LogMeIn Rescue

  • Customer Prompting is way too complex. Requires too much of the average user to initiate a clean session.
  • Buggy issue for High DPI desktop settings and / or weir resolution settings
  • Sometimes chat windows becomes unusable and this also kills the ability to enter notes - need a way to edit notes after a session has ended.
Eric and Candace Strickler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Services

  • No centralized management: unlike other products on the market, Remote Desktop Services in 2008r2 provides no single management console. Users are managed through a console on the connection broker, web apps are managed on a per server basis (even when those servers belong to a farm).
  • Image Management: because no use of an agent like PNTools is made, bringing up servers and adding them to the farm is inconvenient. Static IPs are a must and round-robin load balancing is really your only option with the connection broker. Updating a farm of 5+ servers becomes a chore, but still easier than updating 2000+ machines.
  • Still a very green product: while Microsoft offers a lot of the same features as the big guys, it's obvious that Remote Desktop Services is still in it's infancy and has a lot of room for growth. I have discovered and requested fixes for a number of bugs in the mobile app alone - something about the QA process for these apps seems to be lacking.
Nathan Ziehnert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LogMeIn Rescue

LogMeIn Rescue 8.9
Based on 15 answers
This is a solid product with the idea of getting a technician the data and interface in order to resolve issues for all types of computer support needs and levels via simple tools in a consistent manner. Would recommend this product to anyone looking to provide solutions to Help Desk access concerns and much more
Jason Segale | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Services

Remote Desktop Services 6.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

LogMeIn Rescue

LogMeIn Rescue 8.7
Based on 15 answers
LogMeIn Rescue is easy to start and use and does not consume resources on your computer slowing it down. We are also often providing support for non-tech savvy end users who might have a hard time downloading and installing remote access software, especially when firewall warnings start to appear. LogMeIn Rescue's process is intuitive and easy to follow for our users.
Matt Van Winkle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Services

Remote Desktop Services 6.9
Based on 2 answers
The initial setup for Remote Desktop Services is complex, and licensing is costly. Each user connects to their virtual desktop hosted by a single server or group of servers, so a change or issue with servers quickly impacts every single user at the same time.Aside from that, users appreciate seeing their same personal desktop from any device or geographical location.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

LogMeIn Rescue

LogMeIn Rescue 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Remote Desktop Services

Remote Desktop Services 5.0
Based on 1 answer
There are some third party tools available that allow you to manage multiple connections.
Nathan Alandt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LogMeIn Rescue

LogMeIn Rescue 7.8
Based on 35 answers
It is a good program overall. It has some features (such as the many prompts) that can be confusing to customers. But it allows us to do our job in an efficient manner and our company would not use another program.
Dianna Farrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Services

Remote Desktop Services 3.0
Based on 1 answer
As with any Microsoft Server product, support for Remote Desktop Services requires a paid support package. These are license-based and very costly, on top of the already costly product licensing. Microsoft's licensing is complicated to begin with, so setting up licensing alone essentially requires a licensing expert's counsel.There is community documentation and support available on Microsoft websites, as well as community websites.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LogMeIn Rescue

The only previous product we used before LogMeIn Rescue for this type of support situation, we would use Remote Desktop through Windows. This option is severely limited and didn't allow us to support remote users or those with different operating systems. LogMeIn Rescue auto configures the setup and makes connections quick and easy
Andrew Seavey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Services

We have reviewed Citrix Xen Desktop and VMware's VDI solutions. For the cost, when compared to what Remote Desktop Services can provide us there was no contest. Remote Desktop Services can provide us all the features we require with little to no cost since we are an EA customer with grandfathered eCALs! If we were going greenfield and having to buy licensing from scratch, we would look at the Citrix Xen product. Just remember that Microsoft's Remote Desktop Service is licensed from Citrix and if you can wait a few years for a current Xen feature, you can have it for free in Remote Desktop Services.
Will Smothers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LogMeIn Rescue

  • Without travel costs, I was able to recoup my investment in less than 3 months.
  • I am able to provide faster support to my customers without scheduling an onsite visit.
  • I only wish it would allow me to install hardware. That is the only thing I have to go onsite for anymore.
David Rowley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Services

  • Remote Desktop Services has good impact in meeting 100 percent of the objectives laid by our Enterprise of 1000 employees.
  • Return of imvestment is measured in return of uninterrupted services and it can be termed as 100 percent
  • Remote Desktop Services had no negative impacts on the business
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

LogMeIn Rescue

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Remote Desktop Services

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LogMeIn Rescue
8.4
Remote Desktop Services
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

LogMeIn Rescue
8.9
Remote Desktop Services
6.0

Usability

LogMeIn Rescue
8.7
Remote Desktop Services
6.9

Reliability and Availability

LogMeIn Rescue
9.1
Remote Desktop Services

Performance

LogMeIn Rescue
9.1
Remote Desktop Services
5.0

Support Rating

LogMeIn Rescue
7.8
Remote Desktop Services
3.0

Implementation Rating

LogMeIn Rescue
6.4
Remote Desktop Services

Scalability

LogMeIn Rescue
9.1
Remote Desktop Services

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