Remote Desktop Connection Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Remote Desktop Connection for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is TeamViewer. 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 100 alternatives to Remote Desktop Connection and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Remote Desktop Connection are AnyDesk (Free Personal), mRemoteNG (Free, Open Source), UltraVNC (Free, Open Source) and TightVNC (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 17, 2021

    1. TeamViewer lets you establish a connection to any PC or server within just a few seconds. You can remote control the PC of your partner as if you were sitting right in front of it.
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      Most users think TeamViewer is a great alternative to Remote Desktop Connection.
    2. AnyDesk offers a fast, intuitive and security-focused way to connect to remote computers.
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      Most users think AnyDesk is a great alternative to Remote Desktop Connection.
      arikalbukrek Very nice app you don't need to be a Champion in Computers. I have connected my mac to nuc+proxpox+windows 10
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Easier interface, or user friendly IMO. Once you get into the many options and settings though I can see it being overwhelming. What sold it for me was the Cross-Platform Unattended access option, allowing me to operate of control any device in my network. Only drawbacks for myself would be issues with connecting to a ChromeOS device (Chromebook), as well as increased lazyness.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago


    3. Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook.
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      Almost everyone thinks Chrome Remote Desktop is a great alternative to Remote Desktop Connection.
      It is dazzling fast, and super easy to setup, compared to any other alternative I've tried.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

    4. DWService is an 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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      Very convenient on th ego remote access to any desktop
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      quick simple interface and relatively easy to set up best of all it's open source and free.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

    5. mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote , an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager. It allows you to view all of your remote connections in a simple yet powerful tabbed interface.
      Almost everyone thinks mRemoteNG is a great alternative to Remote Desktop Connection.

    6. 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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      Almost everyone thinks UltraVNC is a great alternative to Remote Desktop Connection.
    7. TightVNC is a free remote control software package. 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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    8. 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.
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      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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    9. X2Go is an open source remote desktop software for Linux that uses the NX technology protocol. X2Go can be used to access PC desktops, but its main use case is providing secure standalone remote sessions via ssh.
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