SolarWinds

Dameware Remote Support

4.5 / 5 177 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Dameware Remote Support is used by over 60,000 IT Pros worldwide, representing SMBs to enterprises.


Average Ratings

177 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $365.00/one-time/user
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    No monthly fees, connect to unlimited end devices.
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • SolarWinds
  • www.solarwinds.com
  • Founded 2000
  • United States

About Dameware Remote Support

A remote IT administration & management software lets you remotely control Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux computers so you can quickly support 1,000s of end-users without having to leave your desk. DRS is a complete remote assistance solution that includes desktop remote control & the ability to administer Windows tasks remotely from a single, central console. includes desktop remote control and the ability to administer Windows tasks remotely from a single, central console.


Dameware Remote Support Features

  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Feedback Collection
  • File Transfer
  • Live Chat
  • Remote Control
  • Screen Sharing
  • Session Recording
  • Session Transfer

Dameware Remote Support Reviews Recently Reviewed!


A good remote support tool for IT engineers

Jun 06, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is full featured remote support tool that can be used on host OS like windows. It is light and assessible to the OS kernel.

Cons: It is only as useful as what is permitted on the host OS. Introduces security concerns to the network. There is little or no consideration for the security of the host domain such is used.

Great software for remote support

Jun 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Dameware is easy to use, easy to install and can connect to multiple types of clients. We have been using it for several years to provide remote IT assistance to our staff, on both Windows and Mac computer (using VNC), and it is very helpful.

Cons: You sometimes have to fiddle with the settings, depending on the client machine, and there are times when the connection does not work right away (can't say if it is an issue with the software or with out network or the configuration of our PCs). Sometimes, the remote connection is switched to a "Mirror Driver" mode, where some commands like Ctrl+Alt+Del do not work, and you have to use the on-screen keyboard for this.

Overall: Very helpful to support your staff, either on remote offices or on different offices in your same building, without actually having to be present there.

DameWare connects quickly remotely.

May 22, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Comments: I have benefited from DameWare because I have been able to offer support to the vast majority of my employees, helping them to meet each of their work goals, and there has not been one that has not been able to help with DameWare, the truth is very good statistics.

Pros: The best thing that DameWare has is the trial version, since it is a version that offers the client the possibility of enjoying all the "paid" features for free for an exact period of days, the truth is that the version of test and the accessibility it offers.

Cons: It should improve "DameWare for mobile devices" since the design is very ugly and this totally bores the customer. Nothing better than a design that provides comfort, that's what I recommend, a design adapted to the era.

Exceptional software, a must have for any IT Professional

May 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Cannot recommend this software enough, definitely worth the money. Being able to remote into an end users computer to troubleshoot issues/assist users, install software, etc. Has saved trips to come back onsite after hours, provided us a place to verify software installed and versions of software, verify and gather installed printer info, remote command line, even remote registry on the remote system. Most everything a system admin or support would need for troubleshooting is right at your fingertips to perform remotely.

Cons: This software doesn't solve the issues by itself (of course we'd be out of a job if it did), but in all seriousness it's a great software there really are no cons.

One thing with the version we are running anyway is that once licensed under a particular user on the machine it is installed on, the software always has to be run as that user on that machine. This may be changed now however.

I have never used a remote solution as easy as this

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have never used a remote solution as easy as this. They have the most customization options for the scope of what we can do.

Cons: The pricing is not even close to the cheaper end of the pool. I also think that based on the pricing there are more features it should do.

When it works correctly, it's awesome.

May 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: This software made it so much more convenient for me to provide helpdesk support to my clients. They just provided me their IP address and I signed into their system for troubleshooting. It had a very easy to use GUI and rarely gave me issue.

Cons: If the customer had a custom display scaling, it would throw off the entire remote session and make it hard to accurately click anything remotely. It was also irritating to switch screens remotely if the customer was using more than one screen.

Used Dameware for remote support of 70+ machines

May 04, 2018
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Dameware lets me mange 70+ computers in 12 locations all from my desktop. I can install updates and fix any user issues.

The best part is i can watch a user with out them knowing. This has allowed us to catch youtube and facebook watchers. The software is easy to use and a decent price.

It also supports UAC so you don't need any end user help. With remote install we don't have to travel to any office locations.

Cons: The interface is from the 90's. Even the latest version has an old look to it. Everything works it just looks old not a big con at all.

Overall: good price allowing for remote user access

Lifesaver that provides immediate assistance to remote employees without even leaving your computer

Apr 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the convenience. It is perfect for dealing with employees across the world. It saves time when you can run network diagnostics to see the problem. Customer service is 24/7 and you get one year of maintenance for an affordable one time price. I like not having a recurring charge each month.

Cons: It was hard to install. I can't always see the full screen on my remote computers and I must scroll back and forth and it gets confusing.

Easy to deploy, setup and use.

Apr 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Connect to PC's on your network and resolve issues remotely fast, with ease and quality.
Safe. Great product for assisting end users.
The unlimited license of the agent to install.

Cons: Needs to open specific port to allow the agent to deploy without problems... (mini remote).
In case, for any reason, we'll need to reinstall product, it's hard to get back the saved passwords of connected pcs.
Single Sign-on capabilities are limited.

Overall: Great product. Using it for multiple sites for IT support.

Dameware is great

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: What we really like most about using the Dameware software is how easily you are able to log into another PC to assist the user.

Cons: There really is not anything about the Dameware software that we do not like. Maybe the set up of the system for the initial users PC, but even that doesn't take very long.

Great for internal remote support

Mar 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Great product for assisting end users with support. Screen share with lock down features. Very quick on our LAN and WAN.

Cons: I wish it was client less. Also we run into issues deploying client unless we run application as domain admin.

Amazing and easy to use. You can get someone set up day one to administer your computers

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: easy to use, I can remote into any AD computer effortlessly, able to change registry remotely along with printers and other peripherals without having to bother the customer. Can connect to a MAC or PC!!

Cons: Maybe the icons could be cleaned up to look more current but that's splitting hairs.

Overall: not having to use multiple panes of glass to fix an issue

Always seem to work and easy to use.

Mar 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: once setup installs it self to clients.
it keeps a collection of connected PC's
Always seem to work and easy to use.

Cons: finding all the feature to use.
wish it integrated with ticket system.
Some times it don't get the resolution of pc and mouse is off center.

Dameware is one of the easiest to deploy, setup and use remote desktop products.

Mar 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The thing I like most about Dameware is the ease of deployment. We have over 400 workstations and as long as you provide credentials that have admin privileges on the machine then dameware will install itself. This was a significant improvement over Teamviewer which was our previous solution.

Cons: The only con I have about the software is that the interface could be more intuitive. It is very easy for your list of computers to get messy and unorganized. It doesn't seem to have any way to sort them that I can tell except for manually moving and creating folders.

Overall: An easily deployed solution that allowed me and my team to remote into workstations to assist end users with issues.

Provide remote support to user

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Security features which allow you setup up with a proxy. A lot of great features to come with, plus unlimited license of agent to install.

Cons: Could be confuse to setup, modify settings / configurations for beginning users, but once you use it for a few times, you will fall in love with all the features.

Easily Connect to PC's on your network and Resolve issues remotely.

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: You can Easily remote into PC's on the network and support users in resolve issues they are having.

Cons: You cannot remote into the computer if you do not have credentials that has logged into the computer before if it is not on domain.

Overall: Able to remotely troubleshoot issues with computers that are in a different location with ease.

Capterra-loader

Well, its far better than RDP, VNC, or Teamviewer. But it has room for improvement.

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It works well. I starting using the product in 2006 after we had an issue with a VNC install getting brute-forced. No more VNC for me. What led me to the product was honestly frustration with the licensing model that Team viewer uses, and also their recent hack. Team viewer makes you buy the product, every SINGLE version release. You can't buy maintenance and support in perpetuity.
Yes, on domain, its a great product. You can access management tools, run remote commands, and loads of of admin functions. Fortunately they also license per tech, so that cuts down on end user fees.

Cons: I want single sign on. Honestly, that would really improve the product. We have many remote sites with satellite only. I really wish I could throttle down the bandwidth demand and sacrifice screen quality.

Powerful remote desktop management

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like the speed and ease of using this software. It has saved us hundreds of hours by giving us a quick tool to troubleshoot end user issues without having to go onsite. It's more than just a remote desktop connection, you get multiple authentication options and can maintain connects, sign in/out, etc. all while staying connected to the remote computer.

Cons: We discovered some Windows 10 compatibility issues with our current version that we are working through (mostly by upgrading to the latest version).

Overall: Quickly troubleshoot remote desktops with this software. You will recover your costs quickly with saved time with this software.

great software for IT HelpDesk professionals

Feb 01, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its ability to control any computer on our domain without logging the user out. also has a wide variety of tools.

Cons: doesnt seem to work perfectly with 64bit opperating systems. also, deletes saved machines or make duplicates

Overall: Makes helpDesk tasks easier to get done without physically being at the machine

Capterra-loader

I have used Dameware and its worth the money and then some.

Feb 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Dameware is so powerful giving you insight in to services, allowing for remote command prompts, attaching to PC's in and out of your network, single pane of glass, and so much more.

Cons: I wish i could be on my laptop outside company and like a logmein hit any computer anywhere with in my company as a admin

Overall: No monthly fees, one you buy its yours per tech no matter if he uses more than one PC. Able to start and stop or even install and delete services, there is remote commnad prompts, remote screen control, and many more features.

I use Dameware every day. I do not know of any tool that is better for on-domain remote support.

Dec 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have used Dameware for over 10 years, and I love that I can remote into a PC an monitor a live session to see what issues my agents are seeing. I also love that I can kill the remote keyboard to keep someone from messing up my remote session.

Cons: Dameware occasionally will connect to the wrong PC if there is a DNS conflict. This isn't a major issue because it does give you a warning, but I have still booted the wrong user occasionally because I wasn't paying attention.

One of the Best remote softwares around

Oct 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: What i liked most was the fact that remoting into computers is made extremely simple with this program

Cons: What I like least was the display window once you launched the program was not a consistent size nor did it appear in the same location that was expected.

Great software. Very responsive when connected to other workstations.

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: I love the responsiveness when connected to other clients. It's much more responsive and smooth than the other remote applications we have. Unless the mirror driver failed, there is no clipping or lag when typing.

Cons: Not exactly straight forward for setting up a saved user for connecting to clients. We also had an application that would black out on the end of whoever was connecting so we couldn't support it remotely with this.

Overall: Quick support from our IT department for our users via remote capabilities.

As a desktop support technician, DAMEWARE has allowed me to remotely correct issues immediately

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The fact that I can reach out and touch any of the machines on my domain administratively and exercise complete control of that machine is AMAZING!

Overall: It frees up a great deal of my time and allows me to solve problems ranging from the very simple and run of the mill issues to the absolutely confounding. In the time that I've had access to it I've been able to cut down on my work load and the time in which I have to complete tickets\jobs. It truly is a gift to my organization.

This is a very organized virtual support tool to enable IT professionalsto quickly assist customers.

Sep 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love the organization inbuilt into this program as well as the ability to access management tools directly from this computers entry in the directory. if i need logs from a machine i just pull them from dameware. if i need to drop to a console of a remote machine i dont have to rdp in first to then open a command prompt.

Cons: This software requires you to manually login to the remote machine if no one is logged in. Single Sign on capabilities are rather limited with this software solution.

Overall: Seemless and organized remote support capabilities from one source application.

It is a great product

Aug 29, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: being able to remote into workstations and utilizing all the tools that help us support all our clients in a fast and easy way where almost no interaction or downtime on the client side.

Cons: I do not like the way some remote utilities work like on the mini remote I can't actually get a full screen of the remote workstation so I have to scroll a lot to get to a place where I need to click on it.

Overall: Remote support and easy client interaction.

Unbelievable tool to remotely support our 911 users.

Aug 29, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The tools set is so very intuitive and easy to use. I really appreciate the ability to be able to send the agent install from my desktop. We have several tricky connections, and with DameWare, it puts the BS to bed!

Cons: The only downfall I have ever ran into with DameWare. My employee upgraded his version without checking with the team lead. Next thing lead to all users having to upgrade to the current version. i would love to see backwards compatibility.

Overall: Remotely support my mobile users.

We have been using Dameware for 10+ years, overall the experience is good. Especially in intranet

Aug 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Very user-friendly and it is leading remote control software, We can save the setting and remotely manage the clients.

Cons: It is not easy to use it via internet. I mean to connect from Internet is difficult. It would be great we can use it across the network.

Overall: We are export the setting from one computer to another

Great product, used by multiple contracts on site for IT support.

Aug 25, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Ease of installation and tools associated when connected to the client. Great console and remote support option is a plus.

Cons: Cost is slightly high. Licensing has been challenging to maintain but that is partially due to uniqueness of the site.

Cheaper than cloud solutions but harder to use

Aug 24, 2017
4/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Pay once and it's yours. You don't have to keep renewing it yearly at higher and higher rates since you run it internally on your own server.

Cons: Have to install on internal server or multiple servers if you also put on DMZ to connect to Internet-based PCs, which takes some expertise. For quite a while we didn't have a public certificate on the DMZ server and trying to talk the users thru all the security errors thrown up by the browser was challenging. It could take 15 minutes just to get thru that step. So then we got a certificate but getting it installed and working on the DMZ server was a bear. Solarwinds does not have adequate instructions on how to do this. Took quite a bit of research. Getting connected to remote users can be challenging the first time you connect to them (if they don't have the client agent installed) even with a certificate installed. I really miss our previous cloud-based solution which was so much easier to use, plus it had more options, like transferring files between computers, but it became unaffordable. Dameware feels very awkward to me compared to it. I can't really rate the customer support because we dropped support due to the cost. So I just flounder around on my own when we have a problem with it, trying to fix it (like trying to get the certificate installed). The support was helpful when we first bought it and I had to get it installed and working on the server.

Overall: Less expensive remote control solution

excellent and easy to use internally at our LAN

Aug 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: excellent tool and easy to use, there no necessity to enter my credentials because it takes it from Windows system

Cons: the updates are not directly nor thru the proper application, but instead thru the web portal, it should be more smooth and less cumbersome

Overall: easy to use, customer list of machines, no need for credentials because it takes it from Windows

Great product with AD authentication

Aug 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: can remote support 3,000 pc's on the fly. can file transfer items on the fly. even has the ability to reconnect when pc is back online

I have been using Dameware for over 5 years and it has always met my requirements with no issues.

Aug 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: That is uses a different protocol than RDP, which provides more features. I am able to get information about the computer I am connected to. The best feature that it passes Smart Card credentials to the remote computer.

Cons: Since most companies are using two factor authentication, it would be useful if Dameware Central Server would allow that instead of requiring an account and password for the LDAP query to allow users to use the software

Overall: I am able to more effectively trouble shoot issues remotely because the program different protocols to connect. It reduces the time that I spend time trying to connect using RDP.

Reliable, Responsive, Easy to use and setup.

Aug 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The interface is very easy to navigate and quick to respond. Remote install of the mirror driver is also quick.

Cons: In our environment we have about 40% of our machines that are Mac. The remote ability allows you to remotely control a MAC, but not share the users current session. This really defeats the purpose of troubleshooting remotely.

It's like I am at the workstation with the user; there's not much I can't do.

Aug 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Universality, it really doesn't matter what group policies are enabled for remote desktop as long as there exists the ability to execute services as an administrator.

The RPC ping feature is amazing as well when doing reboots of clients or servers. I really can't say how much I like that feature. Just being able to reconnect after a reboot automatically is amazing.

Smart Card authentication is a much needed feature! Thanks for the addition.

Cons: Offline licensing is a pain. Copying keys, transporting cd's between air-gapped networks is a massive inconvience. If something could be done to shorten the key length to something speakable it would be a HUGE improvement.

Overall: The best remote desktop support and server support software money can buy.

The useful program, without excesses. Fast and compact.

Aug 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Does not require preliminary installation. Perfectly works with Active Directory. Remote access to the register and events, without need to use third-party programs.

Cons: Very much there is not enough text search (names of hosts, alieses) in Active Directory computers. My names of hosts are assigned to users, and process of search of the necessary host in user name takes a lot of time.

Overall: Saving of working hours, allows to cut down staff of technical support

This very good application for remote control. Its easy to use and having more functionality

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Its saving lot of energy and time instead of visiting computer physically
We can control Multiple computer at same time.
File Transfer is more good functional to Transfer data.

Cons: This software works only inside domain not External networks. If you guys create a additional option like to support External network its really good for System Administrators

Overall: No additional benefits

control software of instrument, pretty good

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: remotely access and control computer, can add multiple computers at the same time. ease of use, like it a lot

Cons: nothing much, have to change password when the log in password changes. cannot monitor more than one computer at one time.

Very useful especially when supporting multiple users

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like how you can run multiple sessions and how it is very reliable in the sense of crashing. It doesnt. I dont have a con really. This software is very helpful and I would recommend its use to anyone needing to provide remote support.

Love Dameware!

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Super easy to log into any computer on my network. I'm constantly using it to fix minor email issues as well as setting up computers/servers without having to go physically to the computer(s). Love being able to lock the mouse/keyboard so the user doesn't try to keep typing while I'm fixing something. I also like the View Only button so I don't move their mouse around while they are finishing up something before I take over.

Cons: -Missing a "reconnect to the last computer".
-A search feature for computers without having to manually search for it (sometimes the computer gets named wrong).
-Be able to setup groups.

We really appreciate the added value this product has brought to our Company.

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Price and usability. The price is hard to beat compared to other companies. The product is also very user friendly.

Cons: The only problem we have is we are unable to remote control a workstation with the wired and wireless enabled at the same time.

The BEST remote control tool there is for Windows!

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have used Dameware for over 10 years now, and it is hands down, the most powerful, easiest to use, most stable remote control software there is.
The MSI creation tool makes it easy to deploy.
The ability to see remote screens exactly as the user does is invaluable for software troubleshooting.
The speed to connect and support users is great for a tech to be more efficient and not run around all day solving minor issues that can be centrally resolved.

Cons: My only 2 complaints are:
I wish there were an easier way to have a proxy service reach outside of my network Pc's. There is a way to do it, but it is a bit complicated. I almost wish there was a subscription service that Solar Winds allowed a tech to use to accomplish this.
The way to save PC's you connect to frequently is a bit wonky. I have several times connected to another PC, or erased a saved PC with a new PC's name because of how the system presents itself.

Overall: Easy of remote support.
Ease of installation.
Ability to see remote users desktop.
Lightweight install
Always running service.

Easy to use and feature-rich; I definitely recommend this tool to IT Admins!

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great list of LAN support features such as file transfer, mapped drives, services list, and event logs.

Cons: The drivers don't work well with my MS Surface Book. Despite multiple hours with Solarwinds Support, the issue still isn't resolved and the program is extremely difficult to use on my laptop; I avoid doing so whenever I can use a desktop instead.

Best Product we Ever Purchased

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to connect to any workstation on the domain without having to pre-install an agent was what sold us. We moved to DameWare from UltraVNC, and what a difference it made!

Cons: We find it really hard to find something we don't like about DameWare. This product has truly been a time saver.

Overall: Quicker time to ticket resolution, which has lead to happier end users.

We have around 300 end users and own 5 licenses. There are 2 of us that use it the majority of time.

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love the tool box at the top of the screen. So much functionality. "View Only"; "Print" and many more. It is very reliable as long as your network is functioning correctly. I was used to having to have IP address to connect at last job but find using the computer name to be just as easy, if not better all together. We got a few more licenses to give the remote access feature to a few other employees and it was very easy to explain to them how to use it properly.

Cons: It took a little while to get used to the format. But no different than any new software. It also took a few tries to get the logging in to work smoothly. However, once I figured it out there has been no issues.

Reliable, Easy and Secure!

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of the initial set up was great! The software has made my daily work life so much easier now that it is easy to remote in to where ever I need to go. It has made my job easy and a breeze and allows me much more access than I originally had.

Cons: I was under the impression that this was a one time purchase. While the bulk price is a one time purchase there is a fee due annually that I did not know about. While this is a very small amount compared to other products I still would have liked to know before purchase.

Overall: Helped make my daily work life much easier by allowing me access to what I need to get to. Not only is the software reliable but it is fast and secure!

Very easy to maneuver through and utilize.

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Being be able to do remote console sessions to servers without needing login credentials and saving the names of your servers.

Cons: Application messes with display drivers on local machines and it doesn't auto uninstall the client from a user's machines.

Dameware is a nice to have software.

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like integration Dameware with Active Directory, functionality and simplicity. Buld in RDP works fine.

Cons: Interface needs to be improved. Also, it seems like design might be done in mo modern way. Dameware has some slowness in syncing with Active Directory.

Extremely user friendly. Easy to work with.

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to run, minimal resources on both ends, and little to no work on the end users side. Its like taking VNC Viewer and giving it steroids.

Cons: The varying versions are 100% backwards/frontwards compatible. By that I mean, if I am using version 7 and go on a user's machine, version 10 will kick out an error stating that I can't connect because the plugin doesn't match the version. Not the biggest issue, but still a little annoying.

Overall: Immediate support for end users.

Very good product for what is intended to do

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Connections to devices and management of the network is great. The ability to connect to devices quick and safely.

Cons: Sometimes it does not refresh quickly. I think I need to customize my connections to be able to connect better.

Overall: We are getting a significant value out of this program.

This product enables us to do a lot more than what we can though RDS.

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that it's easy to learn the basics and easy for my technicians to learn right out of the box.

Cons: There are times that it can be sluggish, or through random errors out when installing the service for the first time, but most of the time that has to do with the computer and not the software.

Overall: Remote control of machines, as well as bundled in with the Remote Support tool we can do a lot of neat things remotely making us more productive.

We have been completely satisfied with Dameware

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Dameware is extremely easy to use and deploy. Connecting to a remote workstation in Dameware simply requires you to provide the name of the workstation you are connecting to along with username and password. Dameware connects to the machine and installs the remote client on the workstation with no user intervention.

Cons: There is not a lot that I would say negative about Dameware. Perhaps the lookup of previously connected to workstations could be made a little quicker by having an autofill of historical workstation searches.

Overall: Using Dameware has increased our response time to a user's issue. Instead of having to travel to the machine we can easily take over the machine remotely and work out the issue from our desks.

Makes my job easier. Usually works as expected.

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ive used the product for years. I like the AD like interface, and the general ease of use. Access to remote computers having issues and being able to pull logs any time is great.

Cons: I need to find computers by user logged in. This is a very important feature!
no powershell support
remote CMD seldom works correctly
server install requirements are heavy.

Very easy to use. Intuitive interface.

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Having used previous versions in the past, the new releases are very intuitive and easy to use. Once you are sure that you have admin access on the client computer, it is very easy to connect and interact without the need of end user having to grant pearmissions or go through a share screen process. Very simple, very clean.

Cons: I have found that sometimes computername needs to be substituted with IP address in order to find the target PC. Not sure if it is a network related issue or Dameware's.

Overall: Easy to connect/shadow other computers for support or incident resolution.

Great tool

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: That i can have command and control of all of my client sysyems even at remote sites. Also the client cuystomization is great.

Cons: I get less exercise since i dont have to leave the desk. But seriously there is very little not to like.

Use this product on a daily basis (in conjunction with N-Able) to provide support to all my client

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The agent seems to be very non-invasive on the client PC.
Full desktop experience (reboot, command line, Wake On LAN etc...)

Cons: When I run up against a firewall that will not allow the agent to install.
There is very little that I don't like.

Overall: I use the product in conjunction with Solarwinds N-Able on a daily basis to provide my MSP clients support. Some of the clients I have chose not to purchase 24/7 monitoring so for those I use DameWare quite often for desktop support phone calls.

Exceptional Remote Support Software

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to use, fast and full featured. An essential tool for the IT Department to efficiently support end users.

Cons: The inability to nick-name computers in the mini remote support client to reconnect to late. It would be helpful to add usernames to the computers after connecting to allow ease of reconnection later.

Overall: An efficient and easy to use product in order to support end users company wide. Used throughout the department. Would highly recommend.

The Dameware product did a decent job, we just found a product with more functionality.

Aug 22, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great customer support. Pretty easy to use. Very user friendly to remotely administer workstations and laptops.

Cons: Doesn't cover all the operating systems we use. To be fair, not many do, but we found one that did. Needed something that would handle chrome, Mac, etc.

Overall: Allowed us to remotely administer all of our workstations and laptops when we only had windows boxes.

Very helpful for remote support

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Create a list of devices that gives you easy access to all your connections and you can filter them by host name or IP Address.

Cons: The software will save hosts with the same name every time you input the same name, I would like to have the software recognize previous hostnames instead of keep creating new duplicated hosts.

Overall: Lot of support provided to multiple locations in a very easy to use interface.

We use Dameware to connect to our end user systems to assist them with problems helpdesk problems.

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: We would not be able to perform our helpdesk job nearly as well without being able to connect so seamlessly.
We do not have to turn remote desktop on every system which is a huge security relief. Allowing users so see what we are doing is helpful to them so that they can help themselves in the future.
I love being able to view event logs easily and without interrupting the end users work flow.
Easily retrieving information regarding a system status such as properties, processes, software, services etc. all in one place is extremely valuable.

Cons: I use Dameware everyday it is difficult to find something negative, I suppose I would like for the computer icons to turn blue from grey when a user system becomes active rather than having to exit the program and re-enter to see active systems.

Overall: ease of use!!

Very good remote tool

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ability to install without the end users needing to do anything. Only requirement was that you needed to know the computername.

Cons: Lack of out of domain network support. We have many personel that can travel and if we didn't get VPn on their machine we couldn't reach them with this tool. Made for actual remote network support more difficult

Overall: Overall it was a very useful tool to aide our network based computers

Does everything I expect it to do every time.

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It works all the time. I setup a hot key to run it and it always runs and connects if I can ping the PC.

Cons: I don't like how it handles the saved host list. I haven't done a lot of research on getting it the way I would want it though.

Overall: We're able to quickly assist our end users or remote to un-manned computers and fix problems. I've never had dameware crash or tell me it can't do something because of some reason.

Valuable tool for connecting to desktops and servers for everyday operations.

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ability to connect to servers and user desktops to complete regular operations and to provide technical assistance. Allow users to present desktop screen and presentations. It allows collaboration with users. It allows transferring the connection. It has a secure connection.

Overall: This application helped provide visibility into remote systems, allowed access to servers, and a great resource for our help desk team.

Awesome and easy to use; troubleshooting made easy by visualizing

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use. Recall of IP/hostname. Dual display view and more. Configurable. Secured. Ping feature is cool, simple yet powerful during reboot.

Cons: Annoying encounters of old and new clients/agents not installed; other annoying errors during connection. A bit expensive per license.

Overall: Visualization is a necessity in IT to efficiently troubleshoot end user experience. Often times the verbal explanation isn't what appears to be the actual error or problem compared to when observed with visuals. Connection is always stable, never had an issue.

Awesome!

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is very simple to use and works flawlessly. There is no need to install anything at the client level and almost immediately can access domain based machines. I have been using this for about 10 years and cannot imagine not having it in a Windows domain environment.

Cons: There really are no serious flaws, nothing beats this for remote access to domain computers. I occasionally get warnings about the mirror drivers for display but it works anyway. I occasionally have disconnect and reconnect to refresh a screen after remotely logging into the client machine. This is one of the few products that actually delivers on it's promises and is still very reasonably priced.

Overall: Do not run a Windows domain without this product!!

It works when you need it. Verry little setup involved.

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Mostly ease of use verse the price point. Very little setup needed to run it. Works with just about any system.

Cons: Won't work on a Mac. You can remote into one but not from one. This is too powerful of a tool not to have it.

great remoting tool

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: it is very easy to remote in, using Dameware, to workstation for troubleshooting and walking through users

Cons: the Dameware client requires to be re-installed if the version being used is newer or for mismatched versions.

Overall: quickly remote in to end user's workstation for efficient support

I use Dameware as my go to remote control software package.

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like the fact that it will display multiple screens correctly and the mouse registration is not off on multiple monitors with different resolutions. i like being able to push the client out to machines that do not currently have the client installed. Once it is configured correctly with Active Directory it is pretty straightforward and easy to use. Usually if an RDP session is locked up I can get in with DameWare to free the session up.

Overall: I am able to quickly take over a machine and solve issues remotely, even if the machine does not have the client I can push it out to the machine to initiate a session. it saves a lot of time being able to remotely support an issue.

Learning as I go, it has come in useful so far in regards to saving time.

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to log in and use as I learn it more. The documentation has been useful in helping me begin using this software on the computers as needed. As the semester goes on I hope to have this tool help in saving a great amount of time especially in winter across the campus.

Cons: Kind of learning as I go. It can be tricky logging into different machines and dealing with different user accounts depending on what computer, desktop or laptop. However time will likely assist in learning the software and gaining more knowledge as we continue to use it.

Overall: Saving time and energy allowing me more time to address other issues. Working on a college campus can be time consuming travelling around from office to office in different buildings, etc.

Great product ...

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: Easy, quick, works great. Excellent price.

Cons: Their customer portal is terrible. Just terrible. A simple renewal is like pulling teeth. Licenses, license managers, all of it about half-working and necessitating a call to tech support every damn time it's time to renew.

Overall: Works great.

works great , help keeps us connected to our clients

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I real pro is how easy it to connect to our clients system even when they are not in the office. Also like how we can see process and services already running.

Cons: little things one being speed of installing the client on an end users machine . The layout also takes a little time to get use to

Like this software a lot

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like that it was pretty easy to purchase, install, and update. I like the user interface, and it's easy knowing when a new version has been released (good email communication) and then to update the version (and to renew). I don't use it to access my coworkers' workstations, but just to access the server from my workstation, which is all I need. We're a small business, and if I have to see something on another workstation, it's better for me to go to it, as often there are environmental variables that should get my attention as well (say, the plant on the shelf over the workstation).

Overall: I have a checklist of things to do upon arriving at work, and being able to do them from my workstation is far more efficient than having to do them from the server. So, Dameware has made my access to the server highly efficient and I'm more productive using it.

Before purchasing this my boss was using the archaic way through RDP. Never going back!

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Integration with AD makes it stemless. I had looked for six months at remote support utilities and came across this and will always use it!

Overall: The end user being able to see how I was fixing there issue made this way more friendly to use then RDP

I have used this product for 6 years and two major corporations and it has been a God-sent to us.

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the fact that once connected you have the power to control, pass data, and even switch users all while live and connected.

Overall its a great product and my go to for remote support

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I enjoy the ease of use and the ability to create and save connections. File transferring is among my favorite feature.

Cons: I would like to see a optional feature button that blocks out the user screen while I am remoted into the PC.

Just the right toolkit we were looking for to meet our remote support needs.

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Push capability, Remote Support tools are great for remote registry and remote process access has really benefited our support team. It is an excellent all in one place for us to troublshoot client systems.

Cons: Monitor resolution could be better, RC is limited to remote system display resolution. Can be slow to connect at times.

Overall: Easy to manage multiple remote sessiosn, remote process mon, and remote registry have been very helpful.

Quick and easy

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Quick and easy. However, I will take some time to establish a connection with some computers. Also , sometimes you have to wait for the client to accept. Is this because FIPS is enabled?

Cons: Everytime i connect to new machine, the entry list from a primary host gets renamed with the newly entered host. I know i need to click "new entry" but the old dameware i did not need to do that.

Overall: Being able to connect to remote clients while they watch what I do.

Have used Dameware since it came out. Historically a fan.

Aug 22, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It's remote features are strong. The ability to log in as a local user is very handy. Rarely fails to install.

Cons: Needs multi-platform support. However, the reason we have moved away from it and will no longer use it is due to Solarwinds horrible licensing mechanism. Prior to their takeover of the software licensing was straightforward and easy to install. We have had multiple situations where licensing has been difficult to install, and the whole procedure is as in and has really soured us on every using Solarwinds products...this goes for all Solarwinds products now. I've also found it struggles in high latency environments compared to some other options.

Overall: There were many at one time. We are moving to a new solution.

Product is used in our large corporation and is a time saver with manual deployments & support.

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easily deployed to pcs which do not have the Dameware client. Great options to repair a broken Dameware clients, doesn't happen often :0) but great to have when needed. Good quality video, not much more network overhead than plain RDP but much more useful.

Cons: Password function does not integrate with Active Directory, this often causes me to lock my self out when my PW changes every 45 days, self inflicted i know, but...
Sometimes disconnects when changing users on a remote PC. Interface is a bit clunky....
However, these few things are far outweighed by Dameware's usefulness and solid performance. Definitely worth having!!!

Overall: Easily deployed to pcs which do not have the Dameware client. Great options to repair a broken Dameware clients, doesn't happen often :0) but great to have when needed. Good quality video, not much more network overhead than plain RDP but much more useful.

Overall a good experience.

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is integrated with our Solar Winds Helpdesk, which allows Dameware to be run from within a ticket.

Cons: I have not had the time I would like to work with Dameware, however I noticed that there is no portal based access.

Easy, effective, my go-to tool for remote desktop in IT

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Seamless connections to remote devices using either domain or local credentials. Good feature set (for example, can ping the device during a reboot and automatically reconnect when it's back online) and overall smart design. No need to install anything on the client beforehand, the software does it for you at connection time if it needs to.

Cons: There are so many options and icons that it's a little overwhelming, and the icons don't have text labels. The options feel a little cluttered -- it took me a long time to discover and understand all the various options. But it's hard to combine a rich feature set with an elegant interface, and overall DameWare is highly user-friendly (for a technical person).

Overall: I use it every day for remotely connecting to computers throughout the US. It is indispensable.

This software has saved me countless hours not having to travel between buildings

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Being able to work with my system from anywhere on our campus or from home is a great benefit of having this software.

Overall: Being able to perform administrative functions that would normally have to be done while standing in front of the server

It's a solid helpdesk program at a fair price

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It does what I need it to do, tracks tickets, solutions, assets, hardware, and software, and generates clean reports from that information.

Cons: Tech support is terrible, I've submitted 2 tickets recently regarding an upgrade and have heard nothing back. Every few months it will randomly stop pulling email, easily remedied, but I don't like my users to have to wait for a resonse.

Overall: As mentioned before it tracks and reports what we need tracked and reported.

Ease of access and use

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Seems that it could be extremely easy to use once configured. The configuration process was easy to setup and pretty straight forward

Cons: Cost could be a deterrent. Based on the costs of similar software, it seemed that the dollar for dollar estimate could make it a pricey option. Depends on the final costs based on user.

instrumental in us in the IT Dept providing support.

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I can assist quickly without leaving my desk. Excellent for providing IT Support during the busy day. Exceptionally easy to use.

Cons: NO ability to use on the MAC eco-system. We have many mac books and mac minis that we would love to be able to support the same way we do our windows machines.

HTML browser based app that I use to peer into the network to see whats happening under the hood.

Aug 22, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like knowing what devices are using the most traffic on the LAN. We use ipMonitor extensively.
Alerts are a great feature.

Cons: I hate all HTML browser based apps. They are all in some way clunky. Device Tracker could use some work for ease of use and functionality for discovering new rogue devices.

very good, except for licensing

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like the ease of use and the quality of the product.

Cons: licensing without a doubt- every year it wants to talk to the mothership; our systems are behind a proxy and when we have 50 (or however many there are, probably more) that can't phone home and need to be authorized manually - and they have to be done by the person on whose SolarWinds account they are\were purchased on... it is a nightmare and we are looking at other products that don't make us jump through these hoops. It is ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS the amount of trouble this is. I have been using DameWare - I actually was the person who talked this company into buying it about 15 or so years ago - for a long time and the licensing is going to make me switch. Sad.

Overall: remote administration

Excellent product, used for years.

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: A one-stop-shop for workstations and server data and troubleshooting. Love the tool access especially for remote troubleshooting machines we cannot access by RDP or direct login.

Overall: Mainly Troubleshooting tools for workstation issues.

Easy to administer and use, a lot of bang for the buck.

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I am the one who has installed, configured, and administer DameWare Remote Support in our environment. The simplicity and ease of use of MRC and other components inside of DWRS offer a wide spectrum of tools at your disposal for remotely connecting to machines on and off your domain network through internet sessions. This is probably the most used software in our IT department, all of our users use it every single day several times a day.

Cons: I feel like the UX/GUI could use a refresh, it appears to be dated. We have had an issue on our network with devices discovering other devices belonging to other VLANs to show up in the computer list, and support basically told us there wasn't anything they could do to support as it is a Windows related issue causing it. We instead just use the workstation list which is an exhaustive list.

Very robust client, many connection options

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: With correct settings applied, admin rights are not required, which is nice from a permissions administration standpoint.

Cons: Many options are confusing at first, and require testing and configuration. Offline licensing is OK, but slow.

Well made software

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like that it is well constructed. Ease of use. I have been using it for years and it has always been dependable. No lag.

Cons: Wish it had a better function for visualizing dual screens. When opening the software it defaults to your last used. If you forget to hit the new button the information changes even if you try and back out.

Overall: Saves time and money.

Dameware Mini Remote Control allow me to screen access and control on all computers on our network.

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It can push the client to the target machine even when it is unattended and logged off. Unlike RDP the screen is shared with the user so that help and support can be provided.

Cons: The mirror driver has interfered with video drivers in some cases. Also when connecting to a client with a screen resolution much higher than mine I have to scroll like crazy to get around their screen. I recommend screen scaling to fix this.

Great software and beats other competitors!

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ability to export your (Saved Host List) onto a .json file and migrate it to a new computer! The ability to view the entire Active Directory list of computers! The MRC Ping feature, love how we can use that ping and connect feature! The ability to set permissions required on connect for certain host of computers.

Cons: On a user that has dual screens, required to switch from screen 1 and 2. The way the old version auto-created a host into your host list when typing over a saved (computer) on your host list, on the new version you are required to click (+New) then type in a computer name, by mistake sometimes we tend to type in a computer name when Dameware loads and mistakenly erase a saved host computer, a bit frustrating at most.

Overall: Virtual RDP, assisting users from all departments, better way to see the problem over a virtual screen, saves the long walk across the floor when an issue can be rectified within a few minutes.

Super easy to use and effective to conducting remote support.

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I like that I can search my active directory for the machine that I need to remote support and its just a one click to connect. Its really fast once you are connected.

Cons: It would be nice if this software could provide remote off network support, similar the use of Logmein Rescue or Teamviewer.

Overall: The ability to support my network machines with ease of use.

It just works

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I can quickly remote in and see what the customer is experiencing, in a support role this is exactly what I need to do on a daily basis.

Cons: I would like to be able to connect to a network user name rather than a machine name. Machines can be mislabeled, remote desktops change, but that never changes.

Overall: I can support people who are saving lives

Fantastic Remote Software - Best Value

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use. Registry editor, Processes, Disk Drives, event logs, services manager, sessions, wake on lan and remote control all in one place. I also like the ability to put a friendly name to each remote connection so that I can also look at the list with a name and not just the computer name.

Cons: Even though the software is a great value for the price, it can be a bit steep for a smaller company and hard to justify.

Overall: Quick and easy ability to support out end-users without always having to support them in person.

Cost effective, reliable

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: IT has been reliable and easy to use within our environment. Very easy especially in a Help Desk situation. I am able to easily take care of problems and educate end users at the same time. There is a wealth of information that can be obtained in the background without disturbing users.

Cons: At times there are connection problems with older operating systems. At times there are issues when installing the client for the end user when connecting for the first time.

It is the best remote software out there

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Keeps history of your connections that you use. Can install the client on the fly. It pops up to tell the user who is connected.

Cons: Duplicates history of connections. Like to see only one host that gets connect
ed to. Sometimes it will not install the client remotely

Overall: Use it for remote support

We have been using Dameware for a few years now and find it extremely dependable and effective.

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: We have found that the software allows us to perform many functions remotely. The features within the product also enable our teams to collaborate w/ technicians in the field. By using Dameware we are able to reduce the amount of resources utilized by managing and troubleshooting remotely. The cost of this product is also very adequate for the amount of services it provides.

Cons: I feel that the product is great, but it could use better training tools for first time users. Such as video tutorials and guides that are readily available from the application itself.

Overall: This software has allowed our teams to remotely manage thousands of endpoints remotely and effectively. The cost savings which this application provides is outstanding when you compare it to other solutions and the amount of resources you would normally have to utilize in order to get the same amount of work done.

For the most part I like it, there are more pros than cons. Great for our environment.

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: You can remote into PCs even if they are off the network, as long as there is an IP you can remote into it.

Cons: Might be silly, but the one thing I can stand is I cant drag the screen to my second monitor. The only thing I can do is, resize the screen until I get it to my other screen. Sometimes I just want to look at one users screen but on my other screen, but It doesn't allow you to drag it.