Alternatives to Remote Desktop Connection for all platforms with any license

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    TeamViewer

    TeamViewer lets you establish a connection to any PC or server within just a few seconds.

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    Chrome Remote Desktop

    Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook. Computers can be made...

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    LogMeIn

    LogMeIn gives you fast, easy remote access to your PC or Mac from your browser, desktop and mobile devices. Premium features like file...

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    UltraVNC

    UltraVNC is a powerful, easy to use and free software that can display the screen of another computer (via internet or network) on...

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    Remmina

    Remmina is a remote desktop client written in GTK+, aiming to be useful for system administrators and travellers, who need to work...

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    RealVNC

    VNC is remote access and control software which allows you to view and fully interact with one computer desktop (the "VNC...

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    mRemoteNG

    mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote, an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager.

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    join.me

    Join.me is a quick, no registration required (for the free features) remote controlling / screen & file sharing program from the...

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    TigerVNC

    TigerVNC is an advanced VNC implementation. It is based on the fourth generation of VNC. TigerVNC also includes features from the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    AnyDesk

    AnyDesk is remote desktop software that is free for personal use. Business use requires a subscription.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    X2Go

    X2Go is an open source remote desktop software for Linux that uses the NX technology protocol. X2Go can be used to access PC...

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    Microsoft Remote Desktop

    With the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience the...

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    Radmin

    Radmin (Remote Administrator) is the popular, award winning secure remote control software which enables you to work on a remote...

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    Terminals

    Terminals is a secure, multi tab terminal services/remote desktop client. It uses Terminal Services ActiveX Client (mstscax.dll). The...

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    Remote Utilities

    Remote Utilities is a remote PC access program for connecting to a remote PC over LAN or via the Internet. The program is used by...

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    Apple Remote Desktop

    Apple Remote Desktop is basically the Apple version of Windows Remote Desktop. It's the way to use RDP host from a Mac.

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    rdesktop

    rdesktop is an open source client for Windows Terminal Services, capable of natively speaking Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order...

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    Screen Sharing

    Screen Sharing is a VNC client by Apple Inc. included as part of Mac OS X v10.5. It allows remote observance or control of any...

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    Vinagre

    A VNC/SSH Client for the GNOME Desktop - You can connect to several machines at the same time with tabs - You can keep track of...

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    Get secure remote desktop control of every computer in your organization – Enterprise Remote Support. Greater security over remote...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Windows Mobile Android iPhone ... Blackberry Android Tablet iPad

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    KRDC

    KRDC is the KDE Remote Desktop Client. KRDC was overhauled as part of the Google Summer of Code (SoC) 2007 by Urs Wolfer and other...

    Open Source Linux

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    FreeRDP

    FreeRDP is a free implementation of the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), released under the Apache license. Enjoy the freedom of using...

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    Screenleap

    Screen share instantly for free using Screenleap. Screenleap makes it really easy to share your computer screen. You can share your...

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    Royal TS

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    Screens

    Screens is a VNC client for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS X that allows you to remotely connect to your computer.

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    GoToAssist

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    Viubo

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    Jump Desktop

    Jump Desktop is a remote desktop client that lets you securely connect to other computers. Connect to as many computers as you want....

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    AMMYY Admin Discontinued

    Ammyy Admin is a highly reliable and very friendly tool for remote computer access. You can provide remote assistance, remote...

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    droid VNC server Discontinued

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    Yuuguu

    Instant screen sharing, web conferencing, remote support, desktop remote control and messaging. No downloads for particpants!

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    2X RDP Client

    2X Client for RDP/Remote desktop is an RDP client that enables you to connect to your home or office PC from any desktop, laptop or...

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Remote Desktop Connection Comments

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Comment by danielvivas
about Remote Desktop Connection Nov 2016

This is what you're looking for. Free and easy AEROADMIN
http://www.aeroadmin.com/

No installation, no registration. One step and you have remote access.

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RDC won't work behind NAT

Comment by MartinAlonso
about Remote Desktop Connection and Aeroadmin Oct 2013

..so you might be in trouble trying to reach a pc that is behind NAT in one of local area networks. Though it's free but not a reliable solution.

Moreover RDC implies running a session what excludes simultaneous connections and online meetings. Again - not a universal solution.

There are plenty of RAS coping with that. You may like free Aeroadmin http://www.aeroadmin.com (Small Aeroadmin iconAeroadmin) or smth else. Literally it's the easiest way I managed to find to access remote PC from anywhere.

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Icon for the Mac version

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Remote Desktop Connection Aug 2011

The icon for the Mac version of this actually looks better than the icon in the Windows version. True story.

mac

See? Gorgeous. Microsoft needs to get their act together... and make some better-looking icons for their Windows apps.

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Is anyone still using RDC when there are dozen of free solu ...

Comment by Kevin1980
about Remote Desktop Connection and TeamViewer, AMMYY Admin Jun 2011

Is anyone still using RDC when there are dozen of free solutions to quick remote desktop sharing though free for non-commercial use.

Try config-zero Small AMMYY Admin iconAMMYY Admin or Small TeamViewer iconTeamViewer which is also good but a bit complicated for the 1st run comparing to Ammyy.

On the other hand the choice is really depends on the goals set.

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With TightVNC (2) Server you can get remote access on a win ...

Comment by em4020
about Remote Desktop Connection Jun 2011

With TightVNC (2) Server you can get remote access on a windows 2000 PC, also commercial free
With Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection you can install an RDC-client (1) on a W2K PC. With this client you can look from W2K at a screen from a WXP-PC, but not vice versa. If You want to see and control the screen of a W2K-PC from WXP-PC's you can do it with TightVNC Server on the W2K-PC and TightVNC Client on the WXP-PC. It works, but the access is a little slow.
(1) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=80111f21-d48d-426e-96c2-08aa2bd23a49
(2) Small TightVNC iconTightVNC

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Remote Desktop Connection for Win95, Win98 or Win2000Window ...

Comment by em4020
about Remote Desktop Connection Jun 2011

Remote Desktop Connection for Win95, Win98 or Win2000
Windows XP Remote Desktop Connection software [XPSP2 5.1.2600.2180], Details see (1)
This software package will install the client portion of Remote Desktop on any of the following operating systems: Windows 95, Windows 98 and 98 Second Edition, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows 2003. (This is the same version of the client software as in Windows XP Service Pack 2.) When run, this software allows older Windows platforms to remotely connect to a computer running Windows XP Professional with Remote Desktop enabled.
(1) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=80111f21-d48d-426e-96c2-08aa2bd23a49

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Remote Desktop Connection for access from Win XP Home Compu ...

Comment by em4020
about Remote Desktop Connection Jun 2011

Remote Desktop Connection for access from Win XP Home Computers
If you want to get remote access to a Vista business PC from a Windows XP Home PC this normally does not work, only from a Windows XP prof. PC this function is implemented.
But if you download and install the Update for Windows XP (KB969084) you also get access from Win XP Home Computers to Vista business computers.
The Download link is:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=72158b4e-b527-45e4-af24-d02938a95683

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Terminals http://alternativeto.net/desktop/terminals/ is a ...

Comment by em4020
about Remote Desktop Connection Jun 2011

Terminals http://alternativeto.net/desktop/terminals/ is a secure, multi tab terminal services/remote desktop client. It
uses Terminal Services ActiveX Client (mstscax.dll). The project started from the need of controlling multiple connections simultaneously.
It is a complete replacement for the mstsc.exe (Terminal Services) client, which is called by starting "Remote Desktop Connection".

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I am not sure that this should be considered "free&quo ...

Comment by Kolban
about Remote Desktop Connection Jun 2011

I am not sure that this should be considered "free". The target machine has to have an advanced version of Windows OS installed to use RDC.

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