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SolarWinds Web Help Desk®

Help Desk Software & IT Asset Management

Starts at $695See Full Price List

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD) is a 100% Web-based help desk and IT asset management software that includes a host of powerful features to simplify and streamline incident management. Affordably priced per help desk technician and easily deployed, WHD saves time and money for organizations of any size. WHD works with DameWare products through direct integration that allows you to launch DameWare remote control sessions right from the WHD console.


Web-based Help Desk Software with Automated Asset Discovery & Management

Monitor & Manage Service Requests

Take full control over incident and problem management by automatically converting emails to tickets, routing and assigning tickets to staff groups, and improving efficiencies by enabling automatic escalations based on business requirements, repetitive tasks and ticket severity.

    Email-to-ticket automation – IMAP, POP, & Exchange®
    Action rules for ticket assignment and routing
    Service Level Agreement (SLA) alerting
    Performance reporting dashboards
    Parent-Child Ticket Associations
    Active Directory® integration

Automatically Discover and Manage IT Assets

Auto discover assets spread across your network based on IP range/subnets, associate assets with end-users and help desk tickets, and easily track assets by establishing parent-child relationships. Incident history enables a comprehensive audit trail of help desk tickets associated with each asset, giving clear visibility into potentially expensive repairs and helping you make informed decisions on asset replacement.

    Automated asset discovery
    Hardware and software tracking
    Reservation desk for loaner assets
    Asset relationship tracking
    Warranty and lease expiration alerting
    Request to end-user/owner linking

Deploy Searchable Internal and External Knowledge Base

Quickly resolve repetitive and known IT issues by enabling employee self-service through FAQs and knowledgebase articles. Save time and money—and reduce overhead—with powerful knowledgebase management.

    External knowledgebase for end-users
    Internal knowledgebase for help desk techs
    FAQs for quick resolution of easy service requests

Communicate with End-Users and IT Staff

Simplify the way you communicate and manage help desk tickets with two-way email correspondence. Receive email notifications on your mobile phone via SMS alerts, automate escalation processes and improve efficiency through customer satisfaction surveys.

    Two-way email correspondence
    Email and SMS alerts
    Mobile request escalation
    Customer satisfaction surveys and reporting

Launch DameWare Remote Session from Help Desk

Simplify IT service management and accelerate IT troubleshooting with the power of help desk integration with DameWare remote support and remote control software. With a click of a button from IT tickets or the IT asset inventory in Web Help Desk, you can now launch DameWare remote session, and provide IT assistance to end-users—wherever they are situated.

    Launch DameWare remote session from Web Help Desk
    Save remote session metadata, chat history & screenshots back to help desk tickets

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (Minimum) Requirements

Hardware Minimum Requirements
CPU Dual processor, 2.0 GHz or faster
Memory 3 GB (Add 1 GB for each group of 10 additional technicians)
Hard Drive 20 GB
Mac Architecture 64 bit Intel©
Application ports 8081 (or alternate browser port), 1433 (SQL)
Operating System

Licensed Version supported on:

  • Windows Server® 2003 (32/64-bit), Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit), Windows Server 2012 (64-bit), Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
  • Mac OS® X 10.8 through 10.10, iOS® and Mobile iOS 5 through 8
  • CentOS™ 6.5 (32/64-bit)
  • Red Hat® Linux® 6.5 (32/64-bit)
  • Fedora® 20 (32/64-bit)

Web Help Desk virtual appliance deployment supported on: VMware® vSphere® and Microsoft® Hyper-V®.

Free Trial/Evaluation Version also supported on: Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 (32/64-bit)


Web Help Desk v12.2.0 uses an embedded PostgreSQL® database as its standard database.

Web Help Desk also supports the following external databases:

  • MySQL® 5.5 or newer, Community, Cluster, or Enterprise, MySQL Workbench Tools;
  • Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 & 2012 Express, Standard, or Enterprise;
  • External PostgreSQL 9.2 or 9.3 database supported with Web Help Desk v12.2.0;

Licensing and Pricing for SolarWinds Web Help Desk


SolarWinds Web Help Desk is licensed per Help Desk Technician, not per computer, end-user, or agent. The number of licenses required must correspond with the actual number of people that use the software. For example, if there are 10 technicians that will be running the software on a network of 1,000 devices, a 10-user license is required.

New License Prices

The table below lays out pricing for commonly-licensed user levels of SolarWinds Web Help Desk:

Number of Users Price
1 $695.00
2 $1,390.00
3 $2,085.00
5 $3,475.00
10 $6,900.00
15 $10,275.00
25 $17,000.00
50 $29,750.00
100 $55,500.00

The cost per user decreases as the number of users grows. You can easily determine the pricing for a license not listed above by using the table below to find the per user cost for your desired number of users.

Number of Users Price per User
To illustrate the pricing model, please see several examples below:
  • 5 Users = 5 x $695.00 = $3475.00
  • 25 Users = 25 x $680.00 = $17,000.00
1 to 5 $695.00
6 to 10 $690.00
11 to 20 $685.00
21 to 30 $680.00
31 to 40 $665.00
41 to 50 $635.00
51 to 75 $595.00
76 to 100 $555.00
101 to 250 $515.00
251 to 500 $475.00
500 or more $425.00

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DameWare Remote Support

MRC is included in the more comprehensive systems administration tool, DameWare Remote Support (DRS). In addition to MRC, the DRS software package includes DameWare Mobile, Windows administration, Active Directory® management, and configuration exporting tools in one easy-to-use software console.

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