While Microsoft is doing its best to persuade us to manage remote servers using the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT), such as Server Manager, it’s common that system administrators will have a number of remote desktops that they connect to on a daily basis for administration purposes. When this number reaches more than a handful, managing and tracking these connections around your desktop can be frustrating.
The Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCM), originally developed around the time of Windows Vista and not updated for a couple of years, can still be downloaded and works on Windows 8. You can download the Remote Desktop Connection Manager for free.
Once the tool is installed, you need to create a new RDCM group collection.
The Options dialog on the Tools menu lets you configure various settings, such as the display size of remote desktops and connection experience settings. Also useful is the ability to right-click a server in the left pane and undock it from the main RDCM window.