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SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

Overview

What is SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)?

DameWare Remote Support from Austin IT company SolarWinds is remote administration software for the remote control of desktops, laptops, and servers behind or outside the firewall, allowing registry editing, restart services, logging activity, account and password management, and more. The…

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Popular Features

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  • Screen sharing (53)
    10.0
    100%
  • File transfer (50)
    10.0
    100%
  • Remote management of servers & workstations (58)
    9.2
    92%
  • Over-the-Internet remote session (48)
    8.0
    80%
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Pricing

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Dameware Mini Remote Control

$276

On Premise
per technician, unlimited end users

Dameware Remote Support

$388

On Premise
per technician, unlimited end-users

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttp://www.dameware.com/products/remote…

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Features

Remote Administration

Remote administration software is used to control a computer from a remote location.

8.5
Avg 8.3
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Product Details

What is SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)?

Dameware Remote Support is a systems administration tool that helps IT admins and support teams provide remote support to end-users. This tool enables users to initiate remote connections with multiple computers at the same time and provide support with the help of the built-in administration tools and utilities. Users can also remotely connect to Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X systems—all from a single, central Dameware console. The vendor says the solution is trusted by over 70,000 organizations worldwide and that Dameware was the first remote support software to introduce Smart Card authentication for remote connectivity.With the help of a secure internet proxy, Dameware lets users connect to their end-users and customers across the globe—whether they are situated inside or outside their corporate network. The Dameware Mobile Gateway functionality lets IT pros provide on-call and after-hours support by launching remote sessions from iOS and Android devices.

Dameware Remote Support enables IT Pros to:

  • Benefit from in-session chat, screenshot capture, and file transfer functionality
  • Remotely troubleshoot and manage Windows servers and workstations with built-in system tools
  • Remotely reboot systems, start/stop services & processes, copy/delete files, view and clear event logs
  • Manage multiple Active Directory domains, users an groups, and remotely reset passwords

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) Features

Remote Administration Features

  • Supported: Instant message
  • Supported: Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
  • Supported: Over-the-Internet remote session
  • Supported: Remote management of servers & workstations
  • Supported: Remote Active Directory® management
  • Supported: Centralized management dashboard
  • Supported: Multi-platform remote control

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) Screenshots

Screenshot of DameWare Remote Support Management ConsoleScreenshot of Remotely Connect to Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X ComputersScreenshot of Over-the-Internet Remote Session via Secure Proxy ServerScreenshot of Connect to Remote Computers from iOS and Android Mobile Devices

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) Videos

Product overview

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SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android

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Frequently Asked Questions

DameWare Remote Support from Austin IT company SolarWinds is remote administration software for the remote control of desktops, laptops, and servers behind or outside the firewall, allowing registry editing, restart services, logging activity, account and password management, and more. The mobile app also provides access from a phone or tablet. DameWare Remote Support licensing is per technician, the number of end-user remote machines is irrelevant; one technician may receive a license for $349. Discounts are available for multiple license purchases. The DameWare Mini Remote Control is a lesser version of SolarWinds' Remote Support software, and can be licensed for $259 for one technician. SolarWinds also sells a patch manager under the DameWare brand, for managing and deploying patches from a single console.

LogMeIn Rescue by GoTo, TeamViewer, and GoTo Resolve are common alternatives for SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS).

Reviewers rate Screen sharing and File transfer highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is well suited to connect to computers on the same LAN or over a VPN, if the computer is not on one of those, it will make things more difficult, and more interaction is required. It is less appropriate for things where you do not need to see the user's screen and can run scripts or PowerShell commands.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
During this pandemic, it has made it easier for us to support users who work from home or ourselves if we are working from home. It is very easy to provide support or monitor certain aspects of the servers. We use it as a complement to a set of tools that we use in the department, but for what we use it for, we think it is very good software at a very good price.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I feel like this is a very robust solution that I would recommend to anyone who relies heavily on remote support. Most of the colleagues I work with already use SolarWinds products to one extent or the other. I feel the price for the solution is very fair and a good value for the product.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I would recommend Solarwinds Dameware Remote Support & MRC to all IT or support person, literally every single one. If you support remote users, on-site users, off-site users, users down the hall, users getting coffee, users at home, users that say they are in their office but are actually playing golf, you need Dameware Remote Support.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
[SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support] is excellent in an environment where every PC is connected via LAN. Setting up remote support over the internet requires port forwarding, and the Dameware protocol doesn't seem to be well suited to low bandwidth WAN connections.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I've used Dameware Products for about 20 years. I see them making advancements all the time, and the latest move from Dameware Mini Remote Control to Dameware Remote Everywhere was a great step forward for our staff. The transition was very smooth and required little training. Tech Support has been great as well.
Matt Rogers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
DRS is perfect for the IT support/helpdesk professional. It provides a smooth, polished experience for both the technician and the end-user. Our users are often impressed by how well it works and we appreciate that we don't have to pull logs from their computers the "old fashioned" way. All in all, having access to this software/service has been a game-changer.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Dameware Remote Support is suitable for any network environment. It can, however, be abused and possibly hidden from the end-user if someone is malicious. If you have strict security policies in your company, this may not be allowed. As long as you ensure proper notifications are on, this is an extremely valuable tool to access any PC on your network, whether it is domain joined or not.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Dameware Remote Support is a very useful support tool for any IT department and I have found it to be very easy to use. It has saved me lots of time and effort when I need to quickly connect to a remote PC to assist with issues the users are having.
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I will always recommend Dameware Remote Support over any other solution, and I have tested many competitors. Dameware works phenomenally with Windows, Mac and Linux! You can VNC your remote connections, use proprietary credentials you set up, or currently logged in credentials (your user name & password) that can be passed to the destination machine for authentication. These options make connecting to any type of system, or unique environments, and differentiating operating systems all a breeze. With other software the user may or may not know you connected, or have control over their system, have the ability to remove the connected tech, or request help from a tech before they even connect. All of this is possible in Dameware Remote Support, but it does not stop there! You can do so much more with this software, including allowing your staff to click in the taskbar on the service and request a tech to connect. This notifies the tech that a person needs assistance and can instantly connect to the system. Users can chat back and forth with the connected tech and easily share files by right-clicking a file and "send to technician" as well as vice versa, the tech can easily send files to the user with one click.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Dameware is the best remote software on the market. We have 5 different domains at my company, Dameware has a nice authenticate option which allows you to effortlessly change credentials & domain to access different servers or clients. When asking users for their IP, they simply hover the mouse over the icon and a window pops up with the required information. If your company is currently looking into purchasing a remote software, do yourself a favor and buy Dameware. You won't regret it.
Daniel Harmuth, PMP/MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is well suited for distributed environments where the help desk is centralized and the users are at remote facilities. By using this software, the tech does not have to travel to the facilities except for issues that are hardware related and must be replaced.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
One key item to consider is the user base. Are they typically all on the network where you can access them directly or is the majority of the workforce you are supporting with the tool remote? If they are always remote, I would probably seek another solution. There are solutions that have the client check in component allowing you to connect as needed without the user having to use a provided link. This may be for support or for updates, etc., that the admin needs to do.
Dwayne Lofton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Being able to have a chat feature and connecting to multiple desktops at once was critical for me. I use chat for non-critical issues and make a call for more in-depth issues while remoted in to the user's machine. Being able to have the users control their own screen and see what I'm doing is makes it superior to RDC.
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