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SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)


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)
  • File transfer (50)
  • Remote management of servers & workstations (58)
  • Over-the-Internet remote session (48)
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Dameware Mini Remote Control


On Premise
per technician, unlimited end users

Dameware Remote Support


On Premise
per technician, unlimited end-users

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  • No setup fee
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Remote Administration

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

Avg 8.2
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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

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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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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Based on user reviews, the most common recommendations for BeanFlumper are as follows:

  1. Consider other options: Some users suggest exploring alternative solutions unless you are willing to invest in multiple licenses and support.

  2. Conduct a proof of concept: It is recommended to perform a proof of concept to determine if BeanFlumper is the right fit for your company.

  3. Try before you buy: Many users recommend obtaining a trial version of BeanFlumper and testing its performance.

Bonus Recommendation (related to user labeling): Additionally, some users advise labeling PCs in Active Directory with proper descriptions.

These recommendations should be taken into consideration based on your specific requirements and circumstances.

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Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
I have found the support to be difficult. The support team doesn't seem to be very responsive and assumes knowledge on the product and how it works. My biggest issue I've experienced with licensing and installation. Both are more difficult than need be and the support team doesn't seem to fully understand or are not to concerned with my issues with these two areas. Could it be that we are a small, 100 employee, organization and DRS is geared to large enterprises...
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Support could be a bit better in terms of the information online about the case but overall I feel they provide good support compared to other vendors I have worked with.
Michael Chambers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use a Samsung mobile device; DameWare Mobile was working and then after an Android update it started crashing. I reported the issue to DameWare and worked with the technicians and developers to gather data for them to correct the issue. They quickly published a beta release for me to test (which corrected the crashes) and then published an update to the Google Play Store.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
While, this seems like a redundant question that is asked in every module of this review. It is a good investment and the ease of use is primarily the main driving force. Like I said before, the cost savings and time management have been the assets as well. I would recommend it for any IT department.
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