Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), developed originally by Microsoft, is a network protocol that provides a way for people to access 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 3 of them that are free and great for you to consider.
- Remote Desktop Manager
- Remote Desktop Connection Manager
Having written a Remote Desktop Console (i.e. Connection Manager, etc) these kinds of utilities have a special place in my heart (and I have a sharp eye for what I like and don't in them). Of these three, I like Terminals because it's open source and a very active project.
Though not mentioned in the article, another like open source utility is mRemote (well mRemoteNG since mRemote is dead). If you Remote Desktop allot these kind of consoles/utilities are a much have...