Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), developed originally by Microsoft, is a network protocol that provides a way for people to get access to a computer remotely with a nice lightweight user interface along with input devices like keyboard and mouse. Both Windows 7 and 8 come with a native Remote Desktop Client that lets you connect to the remote machine through this protocol. However, for people who constantly need to manage multiple machines at once, you will need a program that manages multiple connections for you to make your life easier. And here are awesome Free Remote Desktop Manager
Remote desktop Connection Manager 2.7
Microsoft itself also offers a manager tool called Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7 (RDCMan) that helps you manage multiple remote desktop connections. It’s similar to Windows Servers’ built-in MMC Remote Desktop Snap-in but more flexible.
It works on Windows 7, and server version from 2003 and up. For Windows XP, you will need the latest version of RDP client in order to use it.
The RDCMan 2.7, released on Nov. 11, 2014, is a major feature release. New features include – Virtual machine connect-to-console support – Smart groups – Support for credential encryption with certificates – Windows 8 remote action support – Support for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
To start the download, click the Download button and then do one of the following: Click Run to start the installation immediately. Click Save to copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time.
How to use
1) Create the group
2) Add server to the group. You can specify password for the group and use that server for all the server
Remote Desktop Manager
It’s a feature-rich remote connections manager that manages not only multiple remote desktop connections but many other protocols as well, such as VNC, Citrix, HTTP, FTP, LogMeIn, TeamViewer, Putty, etc.. You can save credentials locally in the database, which is protected by the AES encryption, or in the external applications like LastPass or KeePass, or on their new released Remote Desktop Manager Online.It has a free version available
|Remote Connection Types||Remote Desktop Manager integrates many tools and protocols like:
• Microsoft Remote Desktop
• Microsoft Remote Assistance
• Putty (SSH, Telnet, rLogin…)
• HP RGS
• Citrix (ICA / HDX)
|Credential Repository||Remote Desktop Manager simplifies connection management by allowing automatic login for various types of sessions, including:
• Remote Desktop (RDP)
• Terminal Services
• Citrix (ICA / HDX)
• Web site (IE and embedded Firefox)
• HP RGS
• Dameware Mini Remote
MultiDesk is another simple tab-based remote desktop manager that only manages multiple RDP connections for you. All connections can be managed through a server/group folder structure. It’s free and portable. all configurations and connections are saved in the save folder in an XML file. Since it’s portable, you can easily carry it with you so you can get access to it with all the same information.