Comparison of remote desktop software

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This page is a comparison of remote desktop software available for various platforms.

Remote desktop software[edit]

Software Protocols Creator First public release date Latest stable version year License Free for personal use Free for commercial use
AetherPal Proprietary AetherPal Inc. 2011 2016, Valet Proprietary No No
Ammyy Admin Proprietary Ammyy Inc. 2007 2015, 3.5[1] Proprietary Yes No
AnyDesk Proprietary AnyDesk Software GmbH 2015 2018, 4.2.2 Proprietary Yes No
Anyplace Control Proprietary Anyplace Control Software 2002 2012, 5.4.0.0 Proprietary No No
AnywhereTS RDP, ICA Qzone ? 2009, 3.4 Proprietary Yes Yes
Apple Remote Desktop RFB (VNC) Apple 2002 2017, 3.9[2] Proprietary No No
Apple Screen Sharing (iChat) Proprietary, RFB (VNC) Apple 2007 2014, 1.6 Proprietary Yes Yes
AppliDis RDP Systancia ? 2013, 4 SP3 Proprietary No No
BeAnywhere Support Express Proprietary BeAnywhere 1996 2015, 6.00 Proprietary No No
Bomgar Proprietary Bomgar 2003 2018, 18.1.1 Proprietary No No
Cendio ThinLinc RFB (VNC) Cendio AB 2003 2018, 4.9.0 Proprietary Yes[a] Yes[a]
Chicken of the VNC RFB (VNC) ? 2002 2011-02, 2.1.1 GPL Yes Yes
Chrome Remote Desktop Chromoting Google 2011 2017 BSD Client, Proprietary Server Yes Yes
CloudBerry Lab (CloudBerry Remote Assistant) Proprietary CloudBerry Lab May 25, 2017 2018-08, 1.7.2 Proprietary Yes Yes
Citrix XenApp/Presentation Server/MetaFrame/WinFrame RDP, ICA Citrix Systems 1995 2014, 7.5 Proprietary No No
Fog Creek Copilot RFB (VNC) ? 2005 2014[3] Proprietary No No
GO-Global Proprietary GraphOn ? ? Proprietary No No
GoToMyPC Proprietary Citrix Online 2000 2013 Proprietary No No
HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) HP RGS Hewlett-Packard 2003 2016, 7.3 Proprietary Yes[b] Yes[b]
IBM Director Remote Control Proprietary IBM ? ? Proprietary No No
I'm InTouch Proprietary Communique 2000 2015, 9.51 Proprietary No No
Veyon RFB (VNC) ? 2005 2018-10, 4.1.4 GPL Yes Yes
KRDC RFB (VNC), RDP Tim Jansen, Urs Wolfer, a.o. 2010 2014-07, 4.13.95[c] GPL Yes Yes
LogMeIn Proprietary LogMeIn, Inc. ? ? Proprietary No No
Mikogo Proprietary BeamYourScreen GmbH ? 2015-03-24, 5.2.2[5] Proprietary Yes No
Netop Remote Control Proprietary Netop Business Solutions A/S 1987 2018, 12.74 Proprietary No No
NetSupport Manager Proprietary NetSupport Software 1989 2013 Proprietary No No
Netviewer Proprietary Netviewer AG ? ? Proprietary No No
NoMachine NX NoMachine 2003 2018, 6.0.x Proprietary Yes[d] No
OpenText Exceed onDemand Proprietary OpenText[e] 1999 2011 Proprietary No No
Open Virtual Desktop RDP Ulteo 2009 2014, 4.0.1 GPL Client, Proprietary Server No No
Oracle Secure Global Desktop Software/Sun VDI AIP Tarantella/Oracle Inc. 1997 2015-04, 5.2.903 Proprietary No No
Proxy Networks Proprietary Funk Software Inc. 1993 2015-02-04,8.10.2 Proprietary No No
QVD NX and HTTP Qindel Group 2001 2017-02, 4.0.0[6] GPL Yes Yes
rdesktop RDP Matthew Chapman 2001 2013 GPL Yes Yes
RealVNC Open RFB (VNC) RealVNC 2002 2012, 4.1.3[7] GPL Yes Yes
RealVNC RFB (VNC) RealVNC 2002 2016, 5.3.1 Proprietary Yes[d] No
Remmina RDP, RFB (VNC), SPICE, XDMCP, SSH Originally written by Vic Lee 2009 2017, 1.2.0.rcgit.26 GPL Yes Yes
Remote Desktop Services/Terminal Services RDP Microsoft 1998 2016 Proprietary Yes Yes[f]
ScreenConnect Proprietary Elsinore Technologies 2008 2017, 6.2 Proprietary No No
Splashtop Proprietary Splashtop Inc 2010 2018 3.2.6.0 Proprietary Yes No
SSH with X forwarding X11 ? 1999 2015, OpenSSH: 7.1, protocol: 2.0 BSD Yes Yes
Sun Ray/SRSS ALP ? ? ? Proprietary ? ?
Symantec pcAnywhere Proprietary Symantec Corporation 1986 2012, 12.6.65 Proprietary No No
TeamViewer Proprietary TeamViewer GmbH 2005 2018, 13.1.4 Proprietary Yes No
Techinline RDP Techinline Ltd. 2006 2016, 4.2.2 Proprietary No No
Teradici PCoIP Teradici Corp. 2007 2016 Proprietary No No
Thinc Thinc Columbia university 2007 2008 GPL Yes Yes
TigerVNC RFB (VNC) Red Hat, Cendio AB, The VirtualGL Project 2009 2018, 1.9.0[8] GPL Yes Yes
TightVNC RFB (VNC) Constantin Kaplinsky 2001 2017, 2.8.8 GPL Yes Yes
Timbuktu Proprietary WOS Datasystems pre-1988 2013, 8.8.5 (macOS)/9.0.5 (Windows) Proprietary Yes Yes
TurboVNC RFB (VNC) The VirtualGL Project 2004 2017, 2.1.1 GPL Yes Yes
UltraVNC RFB (VNC) Rudi De Vos, UltraSam, Martin Scharpf, Oliver Schneider 2005 2018, 1.2.2.2 GPL Yes Yes
Vinagre RFB (VNC), SPICE, RDP, SSH The GNOME Project 2007 2015, 3.18[9] GPL Yes Yes
XDMCP X11 Keith Packard 1989 2012, 1.1.1 MIT Yes Yes
xpra Bencode-based, rencode-based, YAML-based, RFB (VNC) for desktop mode Nathaniel Smith 2008 2017-12-20, 2.2.1[10] GPL Yes Yes
X11vnc RFB (VNC) Karl Runge 2001 2011, 0.9.13[11] GPL Yes Yes
X2Go NX Oleksandr Shneyder and Heinz-M. Graesing[12] 2006[12] 2017, 4.1.0.0 GPL Yes Yes
x2x X11 ? 1996 2003, 1.27 BSD Yes Yes
Software Protocol Creator First public release date Latest stable version License Free for personal use Free for commercial use

Operating system support[edit]

Software Microsoft Windows Mac OS X Linux FreeBSD eComStation Java (client) Android iOS Blackberry (client) Windows Mobile Chrome OS (client)
Server Client Server Client Server Client Server Client Server Client Client Server Client Server Server client
AetherPal Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No Yes ? Yes No Yes No Yes ?
Ammyy Admin Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No ? No No No No No ?
AnyDesk Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes No No No No No
AppliDis Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes ? Yes No No No Yes ?
Apple Remote Desktop No No Yes Yes ? No No No No No No No ? No No No No No ?
BeAnywhere Support Express Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No Yes Yes ? Yes No No No No ?
Bomgar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes ? Yes No Yes No[13] No[13] ?
Cendio ThinLinc No[g] Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes[h] No Yes[i] No Yes[j] No Yes[k] No Yes[l] No Yes[m] Yes[n]
Citrix XenApp Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes No Yes No Yes ?
CloudBerry Lab (CloudBerry Remote Assistant) Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No ?
Fog Creek Copilot ? Yes ? Yes ? No ? No ? ? No No ? No No No ? No ?
FreeNX No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? No ? ? ? No No ? No ?
GO-Global ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? No ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes No No ? Yes ?
GoToMyPC Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No Yes Yes ? Yes No No No Yes ?
HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) Yes[14] Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No ? No No No ? Yes ?
IBM Director Remote Control Yes Yes No No No No No No No No Yes No ? No No No No No ?
I'm InTouch Yes No No No No No No No No No No No ? No No No No No ?
Veyon Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No No ? No No No No No ?
KRDC No No No No No Yes No Yes No No No No ? No No No No No ?
LogMeIn Pro Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes ? Yes No No No Yes ?
Mikogo ? Yes ? Yes[o] ? Yes[p] ? No ? ? No Yes[q] ? Yes[r] No No ? No ?
Netop Remote Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
NetSupport Manager Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes No No ? Yes ?
Netviewer ? Yes ? No ? No ? No ? ? No Yes[18] ? ? No No ? No ?
NoMachine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No Yes No No No No Yes[s]
Open Text Exceed onDemand Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? No No ? Yes No No No No ?
Open Virtual Desktop Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes ? Yes No Yes No No ?
Oracle Secure Global Desktop Software Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes No ? No No No ? No ?
Proxy Networks Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No No No ? Yes No No No No ?
QVD No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes ? Yes No No No No ?
rdesktop No Yes[19] ? Yes No Yes ? Yes ? ? Yes ? ? ? No No ? No ?
RealVNC Free Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes No No ? No ?
RealVNC Personal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes No No ? No ?
RealVNC Enterprise Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes No No ? No ?
Remmina No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes ? ? No No ? No No No ? No ?
Remote Desktop Services/Terminal Services Yes Yes No Yes[t] Yes[21] Yes No Yes ? ? ? Yes ? Yes No No ? Yes[u] ?
ScreenConnect Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes ? Yes No No No No ?
Splashtop Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes[24] Yes Yes
SSH with X forwarding No Yes[v] No Yes[v] Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? No Yes[25] ? Yes No No ? No ?
Sun Ray/SRSS ? Yes ? No ? Yes ? No ? ? Yes No ? No No No ? No ?
Sub7 ? No ? No ? No ? No ? ? Yes ? ? ? No No ? No ?
Symantec pcAnywhere ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? No ? ? Yes ? ? ? No Yes ? Yes ?
TeamViewer Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[27] Yes[27] Yes[28] Yes[28] No No No No Yes Yes[29] Yes[29] Yes[30] No Yes[31] Yes[32] Yes[33] Yes[34]
Techinline Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No ? No No No No No ?
TightVNC Yes Yes No Yes[w] Yes[x] Yes[x] Yes[x] Yes[x] No No Yes Yes ? ? No No ? No ?
TigerVNC Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes[y] Yes[y] No No Yes No ? No No No No No ?
Timbuktu Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
TurboVNC No Yes No Yes[z] Yes Yes[aa] Yes[y] Yes[y] No No Yes[ab] No ? No No No No No ?
UltraVNC Yes Yes[ac] No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No ?
XDMCP ? No ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? No ? ? ? No No ? No ?
xpra Yes[ad] Yes Yes[ad] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No[ae] No No No No No No No No[af]
X11vnc No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? Yes ? ? ? No No ? No ?
X2Go No Yes[38] No Yes[38] Yes[39] Yes[38] No Yes[38] No No No No ? No No No No No ?
x2x No[ag] No[ah] No[ag] Yes No[ag] Yes No[ag] Yes No[ag] ? No ? No[ag] ? No No No[ag] No ?
Software Server Client Server Client Server Client Server Client Server Client Java (client) Client Server Client Server Blackberry (client) Server Client Chrome OS (client)
Microsoft Windows Mac OS X Linux FreeBSD eComStation Android iOS Windows Mobile

Features[edit]

Software Client/server/listening Built-in encryption File transfer Audio support Multiple sessions Seamless window Remote assistance Access permission request NAT passthrough IPv6 support Maximum simultaneous connections Video 3D Drag and drop file transfer Multiple passwords for remote access Session recording Screen blanking USB forwarding Export network services Printing Smartcard authentication Whiteboard Chat tool H.264 support Browser-based access
AetherPal Client & server SSL, TLS Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Ammyy Admin Client & server AES, RSA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes ? No No No ? ? ? No ? ? No ?
AnyDesk Client & server SSL, TLS 1.2 Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ? Unlimited Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ?
Anyplace Control Client & server RC4, RSA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
AnywhereTS Client only SSL, TLS Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
AppliDis Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Unlimited Yes Yes No No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Apple Remote Desktop Client & server AES-128 Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Apple Screen Sharing (iChat) Client & server AES-256 No No Yes No ? ? ? Yes Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
BeAnywhere Support Express Client & server SSL, TLS, AES Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Unlimited No No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Bomgar Client, server, & listening SSL, AES 256 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Cendio ThinLinc Client & server SSH Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[ai] Unlimited Yes VirtualGL No Yes No ? No No Yes Yes No No No Yes
Chicken of the VNC Client only No No No No No ? ? ? ? Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Chrome Remote Desktop Client & server SSL, TLS No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
CloudBerry Lab (CloudBerry Remote Assistant) Client & server SSL, AES-256 Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Unlimited ? ? No ? No ? No No No No ? Yes ? No
Citrix XenApp Client & server SSL, TLS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
FreeNX Client & server AES Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
GO-Global Client & server SSL, DES-56, DES-168, AES-256 Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
GoToMyPC ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No Unlimited Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes ? ? Yes No No Yes ?
IBM Director Remote Control Client & server AES, Triple DES, DES Yes No Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
I'm InTouch Web client & Win server SSL, AES-256 Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Veyon Client & server SSH No No Yes No Yes No ? No Unlimited Yes No No Token-Based ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
KRDC Client only No No Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
LogMeIn Pro only SSL, TLS[40] ? Yes[41] ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes[41] ? ? ? Yes[42] ? Yes[41] ? ? ?
Mikogo Client & server[aj] AES-256 Yes No Yes[ak] No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Netop Remote Control Client & server & listening SSL, AES-256 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
NetSupport Manager Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Unlimited Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Netviewer Client & server AES-128 Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes[al] ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
NoMachine Client & server SSL, SSH Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited Yes VirtualGL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Open Text Exceed onDemand Client & server SSL, SSH Yes No Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Open Virtual Desktop Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Unlimited Yes No No No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Oracle Secure Global Desktop Software/Sun VDI Client & server SSL, TLS (AES-256) Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Proxy Networks Client, server, & gateway SSL, AES-256 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes, client Yes Unlimited Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No No No No No Yes ? Yes
QVD Client & server SSL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Unlimited No No Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
rdesktop Client only Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[am] ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
RealVNC Home Client, server, & listening AES-128 No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes in listening mode No Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
RealVNC Professional Client, server, & listening AES-128 Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes in listening mode Yes Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
RealVNC Enterprise Client, server, & listening AES-256 Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes in listening mode Yes Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes[an]
Remmina Client only AES-256 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited ? ? Yes ? ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? No[ao]
Remote Desktop Services/Terminal Services Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes[ap] Yes[aq] Yes[ar] Yes[as] No Yes Unlimited Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
ScreenConnect Client & server AES-256 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Splashtop Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes ? ? Yes ? ? Yes ? ?
SSH with X forwarding Client & server Yes Yes Partial[at] Yes[au] Yes ? ? No Yes[av] Unlimited Yes Yes, server side[45] Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ?
Sun Ray/SRSS Client, server, & hardware Yes No Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Sub7 Client & server No No No No No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Symantec pcAnywhere Client & server AES-256 Yes No Yes No Yes Yes ? No ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? ?
TeamViewer Client & server AES-256 Yes Partial[aw] Yes No Yes Yes Yes, client & server Yes 3-15[ax] Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes No Yes Yes ? Yes
Techinline Client & server Yes Yes No Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ? 1 or unlimited ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
TightVNC Client, server, & listening SSH (Unix client only) Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes in listening mode ? Unlimited ? ? No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
TigerVNC Client, server, & listening SSL, TLS No No Yes No No No Yes in listening mode Yes Unlimited Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Timbuktu Client & server Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
TurboVNC Client, server, & listening SSL, TLS, SSH No No Yes No No No Yes in listening mode Yes Unlimited Yes VirtualGL No Yes No No No No No No No No No Yes
UltraVNC Client & server With plugin Yes No Yes Partial[ay] Yes ? Yes, with SC version + external "Repeater" server ? Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ?
XDMCP Client & server No No No Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
xpra Client & server SSH, TLS, AES Yes Yes Yes Yes[az] Yes Yes Yes, server[ba] Yes Unlimited Yes VirtualGL Yes Yes[bb] Yes[bc] No No No Yes No No No Yes Yes
X11vnc Server only SSL Yes No Yes No Yes ? ? Yes Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
X2Go Client & server SSH Yes Yes[bd] Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
x2x Client only Yes[be] No No Yes N/A ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Software Client/server/listening Built-in encryption File transfer Audio support Multiple sessions Seamless window Remote assistance Access permission request NAT passthrough IPv6 support Maximum simultaneous connections Video 3D Drag and drop file transfer Multiple passwords for remote access Session recording Screen blanking USB forwarding Export network services Printing Smartcard authentication Whiteboard Chat tool H.264 support Browser-based access

Terminology[edit]

In the table above, the following terminology is intended to be used to describe some important features:

  • Listening mode: where a server connects to a viewer. The server site does not have to configure its firewall/NAT to allow access on port 5900 (or 5800); the onus is on the viewer, which is useful if the server site has no computer expertise, while the viewer user would be expected to be more knowledgeable.
  • Built-in Encryption: the software has at least one method of encrypting the data between the local and remote computers, and the encryption mechanism is built into the remote control software.
  • File Transfer: the software allows the user to transfer files between the local and remote computers, from within the client software's user interface.
  • Audio Support: the remote control software transfers audio signals across the network and plays the audio through the speakers attached to the local computer. For example, music playback software normally sends audio signals to the locally attached speakers, via some sound controller hardware. If the remote control software package supports audio transfer, the playback software can run on the remote computer, while the music can be heard from the local computer, as though the software were running locally.
  • Multiple sessions: the ability to connect to a server in many users, and each one see his different desktop
  • Seamless Window: the software allows an application to be run on the server, and just the application window to be shown on the clients desktop. Normally the remote user interface chrome is also removed, giving the impression that the application is running on the client machines.
  • Remote Assistance: remote and local users are able to view the same screen at the same time, so remote user can assist a local user.
  • Access Permission Request: local user should approve a remote access session start.
  • NAT Passthrough: the ability to connect to the server behind a NAT without configuring the router's port forwarding rules. It offers an advantage when you can't reconfigure the router/firewall (for example in case it is on the Internet service provider's side), but is a serious security risk (unless the traffic is end-to-end encrypted), because all the traffic will pass through some proxy server which in most cases is owned by the remote access application's developers.[citation needed]
  • Maximum simultaneous connections: number of clients connected to the same session
  • Screen blanking: the ability to prevent the user of the host/server from viewing what is currently being displayed on the screen while a remote user is connected.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Free use limited to 5 concurrent users.
  2. ^ a b Receiver is a free download[4] Sender is free on HP Z Workstations.
  3. ^ Since 2010 KRDC has been integrated with the KDE desktop manager.
  4. ^ a b Free version.
  5. ^ Formerly Hummingbird.
  6. ^ Admin mode available for servers & workstations without additional licensing, in TS mode a separate license is required.
  7. ^ However, the Linux server can act as an RDP client, connecting to a separate Windows Server with Remote Desktop Services.
  8. ^ Web Access Client for browser.
  9. ^ Web Access Client for browser.
  10. ^ Web Access Client with Android support.
  11. ^ Web Access Client with iOS support.
  12. ^ Web Access Client with touch support.
  13. ^ Web Access Client with touch support.
  14. ^ Web Access Client with touch support.
  15. ^ Some features are MS Windows-only.
  16. ^ Some features are MS Windows- and Apple Mac-only.[15]
  17. ^ Available to view a remote desktop from Google Android Linux devices.[16]
  18. ^ Available to view a remote desktop from Apple iOS devices.[17]
  19. ^ Works on ChromeOS running on Chromebook.
  20. ^ There exists an "official" client for Apple Mac OS, as well as several independent implementations. See for example the "CoRD" entry above, an alternative open source RDP client for Mac[20]
  21. ^ Windows Mobile Remote Desktop is an optional part of WM 6.1.[22][23]
  22. ^ a b To use Windows or Mac OS X as a client, an X server needs to be installed and running. Windows or Mac OS X can be used as a server, if they have an SSH server running; but only X11 applications (not native GUI applications) can display their GUI on the client; on Windows these probably have to be run within Cygwin.
  23. ^ As X application, 1.3.x version only.[35]
  24. ^ a b c d 1.3.x version only "Download (Previous Versions)". TightVNC. Retrieved 2013-08-24.
  25. ^ a b c d Requires installation from source.
  26. ^ Bundled Java application that uses libjpeg-turbo native library for accelerated JPEG decompression.[36]
  27. ^ Bundled Java application that uses libjpeg-turbo native library for accelerated JPEG decompression.[36]
  28. ^ Can use libjpeg-turbo through JNI to accelerate JPEG decompression.[36]
  29. ^ UltraVNC v1.0.4 RC4 (beta) claims "Greatly improved Vista support" as of 1 October 2007.[37]
  30. ^ a b No seamless mode
  31. ^ Working code exists but it is unmaintained
  32. ^ The server includes a built-in HTML5 client
  33. ^ a b c d e f g It is designed to run only on the client; it can connect to any X11 server.
  34. ^ This could actually work when running an X server, but it is easier to use Win2VNC instead.
  35. ^ Only when host names are used.
  36. ^ Connections are centrally negotiated via Mikogo server.
  37. ^ Up to ten participants.
  38. ^ 8 simultaneously.
  39. ^ With the addition of SeamlessRDP.[43]
  40. ^ Using a Java applet.
  41. ^ Since it is a GTK+ application, it can be accessed using the Broadway HTML5 back-end, but this is not yet mature or a full replacement for a browser remote desktop client.
  42. ^ Remote Desktop Services are single user only. Local screen is locked when remote user connects and local user can not view remote user's activities. Remote user is disconnected when local user logs in. Terminal Services use multiple independent desktops. Local user views its own desktop and can not view remote users' activities. Local user is not notified when remote user connects.
  43. ^ Provided the server is running Windows 2008 or later.
  44. ^ Assistance mode uses a separate client named MSRA (Microsoft Remote Assistance). Remote user must approve your access in assistance mode.
  45. ^ Access approval is always requested in assistance mode and never in remote access mode.
  46. ^ When using something like pulseaudio
  47. ^ No sessions at all, just individual windows. However one can use Xnest.
  48. ^ OpenSSH supports IPv6 and IPv6 forwarding.[44]
  49. ^ Audio sharing not available on Mac
  50. ^ 3 with the free version; up to 15 with a license
  51. ^ UltraVNC allows a single Window to be shown, however it is still doing full screen polling and not capturing the application details. This can cause other windows to overlap and popup windows to "disappear".
  52. ^ Only for X sessions.
  53. ^ Using the proxy server.[46]
  54. ^ Through SSH and/or xpra's authentication modules.[47]
  55. ^ Via configuration and external tools.[48]
  56. ^ Via PulseAudio.[49]
  57. ^ Can be used over SSH session.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ammyy Admin – kostenlose Remote Desktop-Freigabe- und Remote-Steuerungssoftware – Download". www.ammyy.com. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  2. ^ "Remote Desktop", Mac App Store, Apple.
  3. ^ Fog creek status, Type pad.
  4. ^ RGS, Hewlett-Packard.
  5. ^ "Download". Mikogo. Beam Your Screen.
  6. ^ "Release Notes - QVD: The Linux VDI platform". QVD: The Linux VDI platform. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  7. ^ Download, Real VNC.
  8. ^ https://github.com/TigerVNC/tigervnc/releases
  9. ^ "Vinagre releases". Gnome (source code). SE: UMU. Retrieved 2016-02-27.
  10. ^ xpra (source code archive).
  11. ^ x11vnc, Source forge.
  12. ^ a b "about:start". X2Go. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  13. ^ a b Bomgar Mobile Device Support, Bomgar.
  14. ^ HP Remote Graphics Software version 7 (PDF) (data sheet), Hewlett Packard, 2014, p. 3.
  15. ^ "GNU/Linux", Download, Mikogo.
  16. ^ "Google Android Linux", Download, Mikogo.
  17. ^ "Apple iOS", Download, Mikogo.
  18. ^ "Netviewer Meet Mobile Netviewer AG". Play. Google. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
  19. ^ "rdesktop 1.6 windows port". 40in. RU: 2g0. Retrieved 2011-12-04.
  20. ^ Cord, Source forge.
  21. ^ XDPxrdp: An open source remote desktop protocol (rdp) server, Source forge.
  22. ^ Windows mobile remote desktop connect (blog), Mobile Views.
  23. ^ WM6 RDP mobile remote desktop client, PDA Phone Home.
  24. ^ "Splashtop Downloads". Splashtop. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  25. ^ "Darkside", Play (applications store), AU: Google.
  26. ^ a b TeamViewer for Windows, TeamViewer.
  27. ^ a b TeamViewer for macOS, TeamViewer.
  28. ^ a b TeamViewer for Linux, TeamViewer.
  29. ^ a b TeamViewer for Android, TeamViewer.
  30. ^ TeamViewer for iOS, TeamViewer.
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