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Radmin Review: Remote Desktop

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Bottom Line:
Well-balanced in price and features; good for remote file access and tech support
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5 2014-09-17 15:15:13 Radmin is a big name in the remote access business and it boasts a pretty impressive set of clients including the US Air Force, Intel, and Coca Cola. Will it work as well for every day users as it does for the big companies? In short: Yes. And with a lifetime license of $49, it will do so without breaking the bank.

We found that setting up Radmin was pretty painless, particularly after our experience with pcAnywhere. Downloading the package gave us two installation options: remote and server (a.k.a. the host). The remote was put on one PC, server on the other. We set up our permissions on the server PC, entered the IP address and login credentials on the remote, and we were connected.

Using the remote access tool, operating the host PC was incredibly seamless. At times we forgot we were actually using another PC, it seemed so much like we were using our own. We opened web browsers, viewed web pages, opened up Microsoft word, wrote and saved a document. We even viewed a movie. While the playback was a bit stilted, and we clearly weren't getting the same frame rate as on the host computer, it ran well enough.

Radmin's other functions include drag-and-drop file sharing, instant messaging between host and remote computers, and voice messaging between computers, all of which worked well. Additionally, if your computer is equipped with Intel AMT (Active Management Technology), you can even start-up your computer remotely, though our hardware did not permit us to test this. As it is the only product that boasts this feature, it could be a real bonus for those who don't want to leave their host computer on the whole time they're away.

The only real caveat with Radmin is that you need to use a software client to access your host PC. This may be an obstacle if you want to access your PC from a number of different computers. However, we would warn against using public computers for remote access, as they are prone to spyware. Also, those who want to access their PC from a Mac, will need to look elsewhere.

Overall, we think Radmin will work well for a variety of different users, from those who simply need remote access to their office PC, to those who need to provide remote technical support. The 30-day free trial gives you ample opportunity to see if you agree.

Host System Compatability:Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7 and 8, WINE, Linux
Remote System Compatability:Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7 and 8, WINE, Linux

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Service Details:

Trial:Free 30-day trial
Cost:$49.00 Lifetime 1 PC
System Compatibility:Host and remote: Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7 and 8, WINE, Linux
Access Method:Remote client
Features:Screen sharing & remote, file sharing, chat, remote restart, voice messaging

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