One of the limitation with the build-in Windows RDP is that users aren’t able to remote control a computer
concurrently simultaneously while another user has already logged in. Of course all the VNC based remote desktop here and here could solve this issue, but performance from those alternative is not very attractive.
Splashtop on the other hand like VNC, can remote control while a user is logged in, but unlike any other VNC solutions it use a proprietary protocol to reduce latency and provide a more responsive user experience for their remote desktop client.
Here is the awesome catch, Splashtop for Windows (both client and streamer) are all free. Splashtop is probably by far one of the best remote desktop control solution in terms of performance I’ve ever tried. The responsive delay is almost instant, especially for LAN connections, it out performed both VNP and RDP in terms of responsiveness. They even support 3D game play (though full-screen is not supported) and HD video stream.
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Get Started With Splashtop Streamer and Remote Client
It’s easy to setup. On the computer that you wish to connect to (the sever, or streamer) you can download the Splashtop Streamer and install it.
Once you finished installing the Streamer, launch and finish the basic configuration settings like setup a password etc.
Now go download the Splashtop Remote Client (Free on Windows platform, paid on Mac OS X and iOS devices) on the computer that you want to remote access to the host.
Launch the application, from there you will see the list of the computers that you can remote control into, assuming they previously have Streamer installed.