Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) vs. mRemoteNG

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
mRemoteNG
Score 9.7 out of 10
N/A
mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote, an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager.N/A
Pricing
Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan)mRemoteNG
Editions & Modules
1 User
$199.00
Starting Price
5 Users
$779.00
Starting Price
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Offerings
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RDCManmRemoteNG
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan)mRemoteNG
Considered Both Products
RDCMan

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mRemoteNG
Chose mRemoteNG
Every now and then I do look to see if there is any other software that can bring together multiple remote access protocols in a single interface that can contain multiple connections to remote devices with image scaling to mage use of a windowed interface and have yet to find …
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Features
Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan)mRemoteNG
Remote Administration
Comparison of Remote Administration features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan)
8.1
3 Ratings
2% below category average
mRemoteNG
9.8
3 Ratings
17% above category average
Screen sharing6.72 Ratings00 Ratings
File transfer10.03 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Instant message9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Over-the-Internet remote session10.03 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Initiate remote control from mobile10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Remote management of servers & workstations10.03 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Remote Active Directory® management8.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Centralized management dashboard8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Session record7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Annotations8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring and Alerts7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-platform remote control8.01 Ratings10.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan)mRemoteNG
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
8.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan)mRemoteNG
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Open Source
Well suited to environments where IT staff need to access multiple servers/systems at the same time, cutting down on time wasted opening multiple windows. Not so useful for users that only need to access one system remotely, as most of its functions are largely unused in that case.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Quick
  • Easy
  • Minimal work on user end
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Open Source
  • Easy to organize and group servers.
  • Many different protocols for remote access.
  • The ability to make use of external applications for non-directly supported protocols.
  • Servers can inherit settings from nodes above so you can set up properties once making adding new servers/devices very quick.
  • Easy to export and share config with new team members (be mindful of what you do with passwords though).
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Cons
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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Open Source
  • The user interface for configuration is a little basic, and not obvious for a new user to set up connections. It could be a bit clearer how to do that.
  • It does not seem to automatically update itself to new versions - though older ones work fine, you can miss out on some new functions if you don't check for updates manually.
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Support Rating
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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Open Source
Never actually needed to use support so have no idea - honestly it's simple enough to use I'd be surprised if anyone really needs support with it.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Open Source
Every now and then I do look to see if there is any other software that can bring together multiple remote access protocols in a single interface that can contain multiple connections to remote devices with image scaling to mage use of a windowed interface and have yet to find an alternative that does all that but doesn't cost a huge amount. Don't get me wrong I would happily pay for an alternative that could provide an overall better, more convenient experience, but I have yet to find one that has made me think it's worth jumping ship from mRemoteNG.
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Return on Investment
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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Open Source
  • Very easy to hand over connections to new starters.
  • Having multiple remote protocols in one place is a massive time saver.
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