Great help desk tool that really brings remote access together, with a few caveats
November 14, 2019

Great help desk tool that really brings remote access together, with a few caveats

Kevin Hull | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Solarwinds Take Control (formerly SolarWinds MSP Anywhere)

We use Solarwinds to take control as part of our RMM platform to access and control remote machines. Additionally, we use Take Control as a tool for our clients to remote into their own machines.
  • Huge feature set.
  • Relatively reliable connection when connected via P2P.
  • Clear, high quality image.
  • Performance on low-end machines.
  • Verbosity when changing stream quality.
  • File manager needs improving, dragging files causes graphical issues.
  • Connection time needs to be reduced.
  • Ability to adjust re-connection time.
  • Integration with more password-storage applications.
  • Screen blanking is buggy in some instances and makes the session unusable.
  • Ability to access machines and get important live data without contacting a client, saving time.
Take Control's feature set blows LogMeIn out of the water, however LogMeIn's general performance once connected, destroys anything that Take Control can currently provide.
In situations in which you have high-end, up-to-date hardware systems, Take Control will thrive. Using the software on older system, or clients that do not wish to update to current OS/hardware, Take Control will suffer.

N-able Take Control Feature Ratings

Screen sharing
File transfer
Instant message
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
Not Rated
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
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
Not Rated
Not Rated
Monitoring and Alerts
Not Rated
Multi-platform remote control