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  • "Although not an expensive product, pricing is always something that can be improved."
  • "It's not an expensive solution."
  • "It's not an expensive product."
  • "Its licensing is on a yearly basis. We're on the educational or academic license, and our terms are good. We're very happy with the pricing."
  • "The pricing could always be improved."
  • "The solution is overly expensive."
  • "The solution comes free with Microsoft Windows."
  • "The price of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is reasonable."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is the ability to remote into a system that is not on-premises.
    Top Answer:Microsoft Remote Desktop Services comes free as part of Microsoft Windows.
    Top Answer:Microsoft Remote Desktop Services could improve by having a better application for managing multiple sessions. There used to be one but they stopped supporting it.
    Top Answer:The solution is perfect for Linux users.
    Top Answer:We have concerns about network speed and security settings. We're finding that if too many clients connect with OpenText the server may become slower. There seem to be performance issues. The… more »
    Top Answer:It is a solution for Linux remote users. We don't use Microsoft.
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    Also Known As
    Remote Desktop Services, MS Remote Desktop Services
    OpenText Exceed TurboX
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    Remote Desktop Services is a server role in Windows Server that provides technologies that enable users to access session-based desktops, virtual machine-based desktops, or applications in the data center from both within a corporate network and from the Internet. Remote Desktop Services enables a rich-fidelity desktop or application experience, and helps to securely connect remote users from managed or unmanaged devices.

    OpenText Exceed TurboX (ETX) is a remote access software that helps maintain business continuity while offering high performance over wide area networks. With OpenText Exceed TurboX, you can move individual applications or complete desktops that are normally installed and managed physically on each user’s personal computer to a centralized datacenter or cloud environment, allowing remote users access to the business-critical applications they need from any location.

    OpenText Exceed TurboX (ETX) Features

    OpenText Exceed TurboX has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Security: ETX offers strong security with over-the-wire network communication encryption and support for enterprise logon systems, including keycards.
    • Speed: The solution provides reliable remote access for high performance and increased user acceptance.
    • Integrated high availability: OpenText Exceed TurboX deploys in a highly available server “cluster” for high availability access to ETX Server with maximum uptime.
    • Suspend and resume: With this feature, you can manually suspend sessions at any time and resume them on any computer, auto-adjusting to the new monitor resolution. In addition, you can easily reconnect to existing remote sessions after connection interruptions.
    • Universal client: You can access your work remotely from laptops, desktops, and tablet computers by using the browser-based HTML5 client.
    • Central web portal: With centralized administration, IT teams across the organization can easily monitor and manage user access to systems.
    • Display of remote sessions: OpenText Exceed TurboX graphically displays remote sessions, including support for UHD displays and multiple monitors.

    OpenText Exceed TurboX (ETX) Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing OpenText Exceed TurboX. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Responsiveness and session resilience: OpenText ETX allows users to access graphically demanding software solutions, where responsiveness and session resilience are key, with nothing more than a laptop and a browser.
    • Accelerates productivity: The solution is designed to accelerate productivity because it offers better performance than alternative solutions.
    • Multiple deployment options: OpenText ETX can be securely deployed in the cloud or in a datacenter, UNIX, Linux and Windows applications.

    • Centralized servers: Users can connect, disconnect, and reconnect through a simple browser at any time, from anywhere, since each application and desktop instance runs on centralized servers.
    • Administrative portal: The solution’s administrative portal helps reduce hardware, IT costs, and complexity by assuming control of all installations, updates, and access rights.
    • Cost savings: By using OpenText ETX, you can replace expensive workstations with centrally managed servers to concentrate more users across shared resources. In addition, for other cost reductions, you can leverage advanced network infrastructure, bandwidth, and network reliability to implement a single (or just a few) global data centers.

    Reviews from Real Users

    A Project Manager at a tech services company says, “This product is great. It's easy to use and it can solve certain problems our remote users face. Employees in other cities and countries can easily access it. The solution is perfect for Linux users.”

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    Sample Customers
    Bank Alfalah Ltd.
    SMS Group, Micronas, Inphi
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Manufacturing Company16%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Manufacturing Company24%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Company Size
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise40%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise81%
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    Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 3rd in Remote Access with 26 reviews while OpenText Exceed TurboX (ETX) is ranked 13th in Remote Access. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is rated 8.2, while OpenText Exceed TurboX (ETX) is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services writes "Light, built into the operating system, and requires no implementation". On the other hand, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is most compared with TeamViewer, Parallels Access, VMware Horizon, VMware Horizon View and LogMeIn Pro, whereas OpenText Exceed TurboX (ETX) is most compared with VNC Connect, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, TeamViewer, Citrix Workspace and Check Point Remote Access VPN.

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