Chrome Remote Desktop is better than most
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 06, 2019

Chrome Remote Desktop is better than most

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop is used to control and monitor Windows servers that initial long-running database-related jobs that require a stable, long-time connection. It is also used for copying large files that take more than 24 hours. It's only used within the database area and enterprise-wide distribution is under review.
  • The stability is excellent.
  • The speed is excellent.
  • It has very little performance overhead.
  • Security. there have been a large number of patches and applying patches in production environments requires significant planning and potential downtime.
  • Move to a quarterly patching cycle so that patching isn't so often.
  • Better auditing and transparency.
  • Chrome licensing is better priced than MS, so this is positive.
  • Utilizing multiple desktops to submit and monitor long-running batch jobs reduces the need for only 1 desktop to submit and admin job scheduling, this is also a positive.
  • Patching is a negative, it is too often and too time-consuming.
Chrome Remote Desktop is much more user-friendly that Symantec Endpoint Protection. Support is marginally better with Chrome as well.
Symantec's solution is hard to set up and admin, it also uses a lot of memory that can only be freed with rebooting. The downside to memory usage I suppose can be offset by encryption gains.
Support is just using Google to find solutions. No official documentation has been provided. A lot of trail and error and retries before success which can be frustrating. Fortunately, there is a large user base so finding solutions online from other end users is helpful. Hopefully, future releases will be better supported by real-time assistance.

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Running a large database replication job from a central location, where multiple parties can monitor progress, is very well handled by Chrome Remote Desktop.
Moving data from public to private networks and vice versa is not well handled and is too risky for adoption at this time.
Chrome Remote Desktop's transportability is well done also since it works cross-platform.

Chrome Remote Desktop Feature Ratings

Screen sharing
File transfer
Instant message
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
Not Rated
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
Not Rated
Over-the-Internet remote session
Initiate remote control from mobile
Remote management of servers & workstations
Remote Active Directory® management
Not Rated
Centralized management dashboard
Not Rated
Session record
Monitoring and Alerts
Not Rated
Multi-platform remote control