SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

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Score 8.6 out of 100
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

Overview

Recent Reviews

Great IT Support with Dameware

8 out of 10
May 15, 2022
We use SolarWinds Dameware remote support in our organization to support our PC\Laptop users with any issues or configuration changes we …
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Easy to use Remote support

8 out of 10
February 03, 2022
We use it as one of our Help Desk support tools. Since we are not 100% remote it allows us to support users no matter where they are …
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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 (57)

9.4
94%

Over-the-Internet remote session (47)

7.3
73%

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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
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Offerings

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

Features Scorecard

Remote Administration

8.2
82%

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

DameWare Remote Support Management ConsoleRemotely Connect to Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X ComputersOver-the-Internet Remote Session via Secure Proxy ServerConnect to Remote Computers from iOS and Android Mobile Devices

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) Videos

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SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) Downloadables

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) Integrations

  • SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) Competitors

  • Rescue
  • TeamViewer
  • GoToAssist
  • BeyondTrust Remote Support (Formerely Bomgar Remote Support)
  • ConnectWise Control (formerly ScreenConnect)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) Technical Details

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

Comparisons

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 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.

What are SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)'s top competitors?

Rescue, TeamViewer, and GoToAssist are common alternatives for SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS).

What is SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)'s best feature?

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

Who uses SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)?

The most common users of SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Hospital & Health Care industry.

Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
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  • Fast and secure connection to computers on the internal network
  • Access to computer information without the need to interrupt the user
  • Simple configuration and offers very complete documentation
  • I would like it so that the agent that is installed on the PCs be improved so that it forces the Remote Access Manager windows service to run.
  • I would appreciate improved resolution when remotely accessing a computer.
  • It has a failure when the PC where the connection is being made has more than 2 monitors and I would like this to be fixed.
Daniel Cogny | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Troubleshooting computers remotely without the need for the user to even be around.
  • Install software that needs to be installed manually without having to travel.
  • Viewing what the user is doing specifically that triggers the issue, making replicating issues way simpler.
  • Multimonitor setup. I can see multiple monitors at once, but they show as a long individual screen on my computer, very hard to correctly split in my local monitors; it would be great to be able to get a single application screen per remote monitor so I can bind them to my own monitors individually.
  • Catch/Release mouse. whenever my mouse moves over the remote screen the remote computer reacts to it, so, when I am watching a user I cannot move my mouse, it would be great to be able to "request" the remote computer to accept my mouse when I want and release it when I need.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Allows for desktop mirroring for remote support
  • Allows for console access to servers
  • Allows for multiple protocols for connections to servers and desktops.
  • Sometimes the client can go sideways and cause issues.
  • Smaller client deployment would be helpful for remote locations
  • Automation and scripting support
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Remotely view a client machine
  • Remotely control a client machine
  • Remotely restart a client machine
  • The address book could use some work, but its decent and everything else is great
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
  • Easy automatic agent installation via MSI and GPO.
  • Fast and intuitive interface for managing PCs.
  • Flexible method to manage IT admins via Active Directory linking.
  • While still compatible with newer versions of windows, the interface is dated. Seems to be based on an old back-end.
  • Remote clipboard features are a little confusing in the beginning.
  • Support for multi monitors needs help.
  • Bandwidth usage seems higher than newer alternatives.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
  • Remote Support is great.
  • Constantly improving the software.
  • Tech Support has been very helpful.
  • Deployment of the DRE Toolset has been a pain point with our current Deployment tool.
  • In DRE, In the Technician Area (For a User), A Search function would be handy. At first, I was looking for this, then resorted to Control+F to "find" the computer I wanted to add to the user so I did not have to scroll through hundreds of computer options.
  • In DRE When a Technician is "Configure as End User " It would be nice to see a list of existing computers the "Tech" already has access to.
Matt Rogers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • The remote support connections are very reliable. I've never had a connection drop.
  • The experience is very polished and is dead simple to use.
  • The ability to transfer files using drag and drop is awesome.
  • It allows us to pull event logs very easily.
  • File transfer can be very slow at times.
  • Better integration with Solar Winds Service Desk would be great (i.e. syncing user info from Service Desk to DRE's console).
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
  • Quick access to the remote computers.
  • Multiple methods of connecting to remote computers provide easy access to servers or PCs.
  • The admin menus design and options could use some improvement.
  • Multi-monitor support could be improved.
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
  • Remote connections are the best in Dameware! You can create groups of techs that can only connect to a group of workstations or servers, ensuring your team remains focused on the systems assigned to them.
  • Deploying or uninstalling services from one computer or multiple computers in a batch, saves tremendous time and is super fast to create!
  • You can already do nearly everything I've thought about inside Dameware. One thing that could be useful would be the ability to deploy a MSI package through it, to a group of workstations.
  • They are very strict on activating the software, but also give you a utility to de-register your installation prior to removing it, so that it frees up your license for another installation.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
  • Provides remote support to multiple OS
  • Offers full functionality without needing to be on-site
  • The software sometimes gets "stuck" and won't connect to the end user's PC
  • Took a while before being compatible with Windows 10 - before it ran sluggish on Windows 10 machines
  • Pricey
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Very affordable
  • Great GUI
  • Easy to use
  • It sometimes crashes at startup.
  • Console could have a bit more options.
  • There are times that it can be sluggish.
Daniel Harmuth, PMP/MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Remote into a user's PCs/laptop was easy. We were able to train temporary tech employees quickly.
  • It did not require the user at the other end to perform any task, so the medical staff could focus on their duties and not be technical.
  • The DameWare client was part of our O/S image, so no software was required for the users to install.
  • We did not find issues with DameWare.
  • If it could interface with our help desk system (ManageEngine), that would be the only improvement.
September 06, 2016

DameWare is for you.

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • It provides the necessary remote tools to allow you to interact with a machine transparently to the user needing support.
  • It allows the client to continue working on their PC while you diagnose their issue using tools like, Remote Registry, File Shares, and Processes.
  • I would like to see snapshots of screens (updated at specific intervals) that I am not connected to through the mini remote control module as a way to keep tabs on users.
  • I would like to see a troubleshooting recorder, similar to Windows 7's Problem Step Recorders with capabilities to email the recording to a specified email address or post to a support forum.
December 23, 2015

DameWare works for SMBs!

Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
  • Easy to launch the application and manage
  • Can integrate with WebHelpDesk DT
  • Able to download patches, software installs, and navigate relatively easy
  • Clientless app/prefer a web-based tool
  • Tracking in help desk tool (WebHelpDesk)
  • Use on mobile devices
Louis Gephardt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
  • Remote Support: DameWare makes it easy to remotely manage servers, and assist clients with technical issues.
  • Easy Deployment: DameWare makes it very easy to customize an MSI installer for use with Active Directory and Group Policy in order to install the DameWare client on all workstations in our domain.
  • WebHelpDesk Integration: One click in WebHelpDesk will launch the DameWare Remote Support software and connect me with a client in need of assistance. When the session is done, the software allows me to update the ticket right from DameWare.
  • The only real area of weakness I see for DameWare is the difficulty in setting it up to help clients on other networks or across the Internet. Setting up the DameWare Server can be a bit cumbersome to a less advanced user and it does require some firewall configuration to make work. Compared to items like LogMeIn, join.me, or GoToAssist, this can be difficult for a one-man-shop to set up and maintain.
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • DameWare Remote Support allows us to connect to the desktop of a user very easily and quickly. It can be configured to use different levels of security making it both fast and secure.
  • DameWare Remote Support can be deployed to all computers in the environment quickly using the built in capabilities of DameWare.
  • DameWare provides the ability to get system information as well using the full client not the mini remote control. This is handy in finding running services, events logs, etc and all based on our AD structure.
  • It would be nice if the installed agent would be able to check in with the server so that I can connect to laptops, etc that have the agent pre-installed for when they are off network.
  • DameWare could do better with the mobile app. I cannot connect in from the outside with the mobile app to provide quick support if needed. This kind of defeats the purpose of a mobile app. If I am on the network, I probably have access to my workstation.
Dan Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Ease of use. Really easy to get up and going.
  • From our end users stand point, there isn't anything that they need to do, no typing of codes, installing files etc. They call into support and we are able to remotely connect to help them.
  • We've run into some issues using this tool with shared desktops inside our Citrix environment. We use another tool for those support sessions
  • Cost, while not overly expensive it isn't free.
James Mauck | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
  • Easy for users to comprehend
  • Easy to deploy to Windows desktops for consistent end user experience
  • Good security options to offer end user privacy protection.
  • Add secure option to operate beyond corporate WAN, I.E. over the Internet like Citrix GoToAssist
Dwayne Lofton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Being able to address multiple support issues at once is critical for a small or one-person support staff.
  • The interface is easy to work with and logically laid out. There's a lot of functionality but it's easy to just jump in and use.
  • The included system tools give you pretty much everything you'll need to manage disks, check events, and run remote backups.
  • It does't automatically repair a user's desktop on it's own. Is that too much to ask? Honestly, I've been pretty happy with it.
Justin Mauck | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
  • DameWare allows us to remotely connect to ANY device on our network
  • DameWare takes the guesswork out of troubleshooting issues - end-users routinely describe errors and system glitches incorrectly, so being able to remote into their device to see what they are actually experiencing is invaluable.
  • To connect to PCs, users must have administrative rights on the client PC. I totally understand the reasoning behind this, but our setup includes scenarios where we need to connect to clients on a separate domain. We can ultimately connect, but we do not have the ability to take control of the client's keyboard/mouse, even after a client has accepted our connection. This makes the troubleshooting process less effective.