How to Install and Use Remote Desktop Manager in Windows 8, 8.1
Remote Desktop Manager is a wonderful free utility that allows the users to run multiple Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connections. It enables the system administrators to make a group of servers and save the credentials for multiple servers to easily manage remote desktop connections. However, the current remote desktop manager from Microsoft is not updated for a long time, and hence, it is not supported by Windows 8 and 8.1 officially. You will need to play some tricks for installing remote desktop manager in Windows 8 and 8.1.
The available version 2.2 of remote desktop manager was released in 2010. If you are a system administrator who need to manage multiple RDPs then running windows 8/8.1 shouldn’t hinder your capabilities.
Installing and Using remote desktop manager requires .NET framework 2.0 that is not included in Windows 8/8.1. It comes with .NET framework 4.0.
Steps for Installing Remote Desktop Manager on Windows 8/8.1
Download the remote desktop client from here.
Before beginning the installation process, you need to have .NET framework 2.0. It can be easily installed from Control Panel->Programs and Features->Turn Windows Features On or Off.
Your computer must be connected with internet in order to download files for .NET framework 3.5 that includes 2.0. If you don’t have internet, you may require DVD or other sources to complete the installation.
Once .NET framework 2.0 is installed on your machine, you are now ready to install remote desktop manager on your Windows 8/8.1. Simply run the setup and complete the installation as you normally would do.
If you already know the functioning of RDC (Remote Desktop Connection) manager then you can easily configure multiple connections using login credentials of other machines. You will be able to use your PC to login into multiple servers and PCs connected through a network. You can monitor the network activities easily.
We hope that after following the above steps, you can install remote desktop manager on Windows 8, 8.1. Do lets us know in the comments about the post.