Remote Desktop Services Review
October 24, 2016

Remote Desktop Services Review

Stephen Meinzinger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Remote Desktop Services

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is used in my company to provide remote access to data and services for people working outside the office.
  • RDS is fast. Having tried various remote access options, I have found RDS to be far superior to VNC offerings.
  • RDS is built into Windows so it does not take extra software installation and setup.
  • While it works well as it is, it is possible to further secure the connection by routing it through an ssh tunnel using simple port forwarding.
  • I would like to see stronger encryption for the connection without the need for an ssh tunnel.
  • Only positive so far
RDS is built into Windows and does not require as much extra setup and licensing fees.
Remote Desktop Services works very well for remote users to be able to use local resources. It is also very helpful if your company needs to have tight control over what software people have access to. Performance can be less than what you might expect from software run from a local computer, however, since it is running over a network.