Modifying the 2X Client Install

By using the MSI format, administrators can now deploy the 2X Client remotely by using Group Policies or any other deployment tool that accepts the MSI format. Installing the 2X Client on remote computers using the MSI is much easier and will reduce the chance of user error during the installation process.

The MSI can be deployed in many different ways (i.e. Group Policies, SMS, Altiris and even a simple login script).

It is not within the scope of this implementation manual to cover every single option available. Make sure you consult your application manual for more information about deploying MSI packages remotely.

There are two ways to modify the client installation settings:

  1. Modify the original file using Orca.
  2. Install 2X Client with modified options (msiexec.exe / i 2xclient.msi)

Silent Install

Install 2X Client with modified option: msiexec.exe /qn/ I 2xclient.msi

General Settings

DEFSETTINGS: To use when 2X Client installer reads 2xsetting.2xc as default settings.

DEFSETTXML: To use when XML settings are entered manually.

OVERRIDEUSERSETTINGS: To override the user settings with client MSI settings.

  • 0 – Client settings are not overridden
  • 1– Client settings are overridden with the new settings of the Client MSI setup.

DISABLEOPTIONS: To disable the Options button and hide the options to configure the client settings. This option can be applied to users without administrative rights.

  • 0 – Options are enabled
  • 1 – Options are disabled

DISABLEOPTIONSADMIN: To disable the Options button and hide the options to configure the client settings. This option can be applied to users with administrative rights.

DISABLESAVEPASSWORDADMIN: To disable the clients from saving the password even if they have administrative rights.

  • 0 – Option to save password is enabled
  • 1 – Option to save Password is disabled

DISABLESAVEPASSWORD: To disable the clients from saving the password. This option is ignored with users with administrative rights.

  • 0  Option to save password is enabled
  • 1 – Option to save Password is disabled

TUXGINA: Exclude/Include SSO during a silent installation

  • 0 – Install SSO
  • 1 – Exclude SSO
  • 2 – Prompt during installation [Default]

TUXGINASRV: Install SSO on both Client and Server

  • 0 – Install SSO only on the Client
  • 1 – Install SSO on both Client and Server

Using Active Directory

There are two different ways that you can deploy an application through the Active Directory. You can either publish the application or you can assign the application.

You can only publish applications to users, but you can assign applications to either users or to computers. The applications are deployed in different ways; depending on which of methods you decide to use.

2X recommends that administrators assign the applications to COMPUTERS. The main reason is that the application is actually installed the next time the computer reboots.

When assigning to users, the application is not installed until the user actually clicks on the icons created for the application.

To assign an application to certain computers simply do the following in Active Directory:

  1. Open the Group Policy Editor.
  2. To assign an application to a computer, navigate through the group policy console to Computer Configuration>Software Settings>Software Installation. Now, right click on the Software Installation container and select New>Package commands from the shortcut menu. Select the appropriate MSI file and click Open. You are now asked whether you want to publish or assign the application. Select assign and click OK.

NOTE: When doing a silent installation, the MSI can be deployed using the following syntax (one single line):

msiexec /qn /i 2XClient.msi

An example to install the 2X Client with options to be able to save password is enabled (DISABLESAVEPASSWORD=0), and installation of the 2X Client without SSO is given by the following syntax:

msiexec /qn /i 2XClient.msi DISABLESAVEPASSWORD=0 TUXGINA=1