2X SecureRemoteDesktop Connection

Connection Tab

2X SecureRemoteDesktop Properties – Connection tab.

In the Connection Settings area, enter the Primary Server name or IP address, in the ‘Primary Connection’ field. This should be the name or IP where the 2X SecureRemoteDesktop resides.


For 2X SecureRemtoeDesktop connection, the ‘Connection Mode’ is set automatically to Gateway SSL Mode for a maximum secure connection. The ‘Connection Mode’ cannot be configured.

The default port for a 2X SecureRemoteDesktop is set to 50001.

You can specify an ‘Alias’ for the 2X SecureRemoteDesktop Connection in the alias text box as shown.

Logon Panel

Check the ‘Auto Logon’ box to enable the 2X Client to connect automatically instead of displaying the logon page every time you need to access the 2X SecureRemoteDesktop Connection.

To use the local system credentials when connecting with a particular 2X SecureRemoteDesktop connection; enable ‘Use System Credentials (SSO).  When you enable this option, you will automatically login when connecting with a 2X SecureRemoteDesktop.

Logon Panel on the Connection Tab

NOTE: You will need to install this module when installing the 2X Client to be able to use the SSO.

In the ‘Logon’ section, enter your username, password and domain to be used when retrieving your published applications.

This information is encrypted and saved locally under the HKCU hive.


Display Tab

Select your preferred resolution by selecting one of the options from the ’Color Depth’ drop down list. You can set the connection to use the available area, a predefined resolution, full screen or a custom resolution. If you select ‘Custom’, enter the width and the height.

Local Resources Tab

NOTE: The settings required to configure Local Resources tab are the same as for 2X Remote Application Server connection except that there is no link to configure printers as shown below.

Local Resources tab for 2X SecureRemoteDesktop Connection Tab

Experience Tab

NOTE: The settings required to configure Experience tab are the same as for 2X Remote Application Server connection.

Advanced Settings Tab

NOTE: The settings required to configure Advanced Settings tab are the same as for 2X Remote Application Server connection.

Remote Desktop Connection

2X Client is able to connect to multiple Remote Desktop desktops using an RDP connection. To connect to a desktop click ‘File’ and select ‘Add New Remote Desktop Connection...’

Connection Tab

2X Client – Connection Properties – Connection Properties

Connection Settings Panel

In the Connection settings area, type the Primary Connection name or IP address. This should be the name or IP of the desktop you want to connect to. The ‘Alias’ will give the connection a display name for better readability.  

NOTE: In order to connect through the 2X Secure Client Gateway you need to set the Port number that was configured on the 2X Secure Client Gateway Port in the Connection Settings Page. (Default Gateway Port 80)

Logon Panel

Enable ‘Auto Logon’ to automatically log into the remote desktop when accessing it.

To use the local system credentials when connecting with that particular 2X Remote Application Server connection enable the ‘Use System Credentials (SSO) checkbox.  When you enable this option, you will automatically login when connecting with the 2X Secure Client Gateway and the Remote Desktops.

NOTE:  You need to install this module when installing the 2X Client to be able to use the SSO.

In the ‘Logon’ section, enter your username, password and domain to be used when retrieving your published applications. This information is encrypted and saved locally under the HKCU hive.

Display Tab

Select your preferred resolution by selecting one of the options from the ’Color Depth’ drop down list. You can set the connection to use the available area, a predefined resolution, full screen or a custom resolution. If you select ‘Custom’, enter the width and the height.

The user can also change the following settings:

Smart sizing – Desktop smart sizing will scale the RDP desktop to fit the connection window.

Embed desktop in launcher – Enable this option to access the published desktop inside the 2X Client

Span desktop across all monitors – Enable this option to span the published desktops across all connected monitors.

Display connection bar in full screen mode – Enable this option to show the connection bar when connecting to a desktop in full screen mode.

 2X Client – Connection Properties – Display


Local Resources Tab

If you want to configure how local resources are handled by the Remote Desktop, simply click on the ‘Local Resources’ tab and select the options you want to enable.

NOTE:  These are the same options available with the regular Microsoft RDP Client.

2X Client – Connection Properties – Local Resources tab.


Programs Tab

Enable ‘Start the following program on connection’ to start an application when a connection to the remote desktop is established.

Type the path and file name of the application that you would like to launch in the ‘Program path and file name’ field (Example – “c:\windows\notepad.exe”).

You can also set a start folder in the ‘Start in the following folder’ field.

(i.e. – “c:\windows”).

2X Client – Connection Properties – Programs Settings


Experience Tab

The experience tab allows you to tweak the connection speed to optimize the performance of the connection with the remote host.

If you are using a connection to a remote computer in a local network that runs at 100Mbit or up, it is usually safe to have all of the experience options turned on.

It is also recommended to enable compression to have a more efficient connection.

2X Client – Connection Properties – Experience tab.


Network Tab

In the Network Tab you may configure network settings to be able to connect to 2X Remote Application Server using a proxy.

To be able to connect to a Proxy Server, check the Use Proxy Server checkbox. The following are different proxy connection types that can be used:

SOCKS4 – Enable this option to transparently use the service of a network firewall.

SOCKS4A – Enable this option to allow a client that cannot connect to resolve the destination host’s name to specify it.

SOCKS5 – Enable this option to be able to connect using authentication.

HTTP 1.1 – Enable this option to connect using standard HTTP 1.1 protocol connections.

After selecting a connection type, the Proxy Host (domain name or IP Address) and port number have to be specified.

For SOCKS5 and HTTP 1.1 connections, authentication has to be enabled, check the Proxy Requires Authentication checkbox, and type in user credentials. Check ‘Use user logon credentials’ to use the user logon credentials when authenticating with the proxy server.

2X Client – Connection Properties – Network tab.


Authentication Tab

On the Authentication tab you are able to configure the remote desktop authentication settings.  If authentication fails, you can choose from Connect, Warn or Do Not Connect.

Authentication Tab

There are three ways authentication failure can be managed:

Connect - the user can ignore the certificate of the server and still connect.

Warn - the user is alerted about the certificate and still has the ability to choose whether he wants to connect or not.

Do not connect - the user is not allowed to connect if he is not authenticated.


Advanced Settings Tab

2X Client – Connection Properties – Advanced Settings

Connect to console – Enable this option to connect to the console session of the Remote Desktop.

Display the connection bar when in full screen mode – When enabled, the RDP connection bar will show at the top of the page.

Click on ‘Connection Advanced Settings…’ to further configure the connection.

Connection Advanced Settings

‘Connection Timeout’ is the amount of time the client will try to connect to the 2X Remote Application Server connection until the connection is aborted.

While the connection is being established, the Connection Banner will be shown. You can set how long the banner will be shown by entering the time in seconds in the ‘Show Connection Banner if connection is not established within’ field.

If a published application is not launched within the time specified in the ‘Show Desktop if published application does not start within’ field, the server’s desktop will be loaded. This is helpful if an error occurred on the server while launching an application. By loading the server desktop, the error can be seen.

If a connection is dropped, the 2X Client can automatically try to reconnect. You can set the amount of retries carried out by the 2X Client until the reconnection is aborted.

In the ‘Show Connection Banner if re-connection is not established within’ box allows you to set a timeframe to show the connection banner if re-connecting.

‘Override computer name’ will be the name that your computer will use during a Remote Desktop session. If set this will override the default computer name. Any filtering set by the administrator with 2X AS & LB will make use of the ‘Override computer name’.