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Microsoft Remote Desktop Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Microsoft Remote Desktop for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is AnyDesk. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Chrome Remote Desktop or DWService. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Microsoft Remote Desktop and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Microsoft Remote Desktop are TightVNC, UltraVNC, NoMachine and X2Go.

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  1. AnyDesk icon

    AnyDesk

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    134 alternatives to AnyDesk 

    AnyDesk offers a fast, intuitive and security-focused way to connect to remote computers. With a bevy of features and lightweight design that works across multiple desktop and mobile platforms, it's powerful enough for enterprises but easy enough for personal and home office...

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    1.  Unattended AccessAnyDesk can access a computer even when no one’s being physically present at the remote end.
    2.  LightweightAnyDesk consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Support for AliasesAnyDesk supports aliases, so you can receive email without exposing your main email address
    4.  PortableAnyDesk can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Screen SharingYou can use AnyDesk to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    6.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in AnyDesk simultaneously.
    7.  Two-factor AuthenticationAnyDesk supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    8.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in AnyDesk without registration.
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  2. Chrome Remote Desktop icon

    Chrome Remote Desktop

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    • Google Chrome
    92 alternatives to Chrome Remote Desktop 

    Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook. Computers can be made available on an short-term basis for scenarios such as ad hoc remote support, or on a more long-term basis for remote access to your applications...

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    DWService

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    107 alternatives to DWService 

    DWService is an half (only the client/agent) open source project which offers a service that allows access to remote systems (Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry...) using a standard web browser - without any component required on the client side.

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    1.  Ad-freeDWService doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  LightweightDWService consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Two-factor AuthenticationDWService supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    It allows you to fully control the remote system by displaying its screen and allowing cursor control and keyboard input
    It allows you to fully access the file system of the remote system
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    TightVNC

    99 alternatives to TightVNC 

    TightVNC is a free remote desktop application. With TightVNC, you can see the desktop of a remote machine and control it with your local mouse and keyboard, just like you would do it sitting in the front of that computer.

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    1.  LightweightTightVNC consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in TightVNC without registration.
    3.  PortableTightVNC can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Two-factor AuthenticationTightVNC supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    Access Control
    Administration
  5. UltraVNC icon

    UltraVNC

    90 alternatives to UltraVNC 

    UltraVNC is easy to use and free software that can display the screen of another computer (via the Internet or a local network) on your own screen. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other computer remotely.

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    1.  LightweightUltraVNC consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableUltraVNC can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Server Property Page
    File Transfer


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    NoMachine

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    118 alternatives to NoMachine 

    NoMachine NX is an enterprise-class solution for secure remote access, desktop virtualization, and hosted desktop deployment built around the self-designed and self-developed NX suite of components. Thanks to its outstanding compression, session resilience and resource...

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    1.  Ad-freeNoMachine doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Desktop SharingNoMachine enables you to share your screen with other people in the same office or working remotely.
    3.  Controller SupportNoMachine supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
    4.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in NoMachine without registration.
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    X2Go

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    41 alternatives to X2Go 

    X2Go is an open source remote desktop software for Linux that uses the NX technology protocol.

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    VNC Connect

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    106 alternatives to VNC Connect 

    VNC is remote access and control software which allows you to view and fully interact with one computer desktop (the "VNC Connect") using a simple program (the "VNC viewer") on another computer desktop or mobile device anywhere on the Internet.

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    Advanced options (Enterprise edition)
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    Zoho Assist

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    • Raspberry Pi
    96 alternatives to Zoho Assist 

    Support customers on a remote computer easily through web-based, on-demand remote support sessions. Set up unattended remote access and manage remote PCs, laptops, mobile devices, and servers effortlessly.

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    1.  Unattended AccessZoho Assist can access a computer even when no one’s being physically present at the remote end.
    2.  Wake on LANZoho Assist can switch on your offline remote computers through the local network from anywhere.
    3.  Screen SharingYou can use Zoho Assist to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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    GoTo

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    141 alternatives to GoTo 

    GoTo gives you fast, easy remote access to your PC or Mac from your browser, desktop and mobile devices.

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    1.  PortableGoTo can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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