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Introduction


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2X
Application Server XG

v
10.6

Introduction


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URL: www.2x.com

E
-
mail: info@2x.com






















Information in this document is subject to change without notice. Companies, names,
and data used in examples herein are fictitious unless otherwise noted. No part of this
documen
t may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic
or mechanical, for any purpose, without the express written permission of 2X
SOFTWARE Ltd.


2X
ApplicationServer
is a copy
right of 2X SOFTWARE Ltd.


1999
-
201
2

2X
SOFTWARE Ltd. All rights reserved.










Version
10
.
6



Last updated
July 25, 2013

Introduction


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Contents

Introduction

6

What is 2X ApplicationServer and How Does it Work?

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6

How Does it Work?

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6

2X ApplicationServer System
Requirements

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Installing 2X ApplicationServer

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2X ApplicationServer Services

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Pre
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Configuration MS Terminal Server Settings

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Server Settings
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Connection Settings

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Configuring 2X ApplicationServer

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Introduction to the Configuration of ApplicationServer

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2X ApplicationServer Console Environment & Components

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Components of the Navigation Bar

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Console Environment

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Console Environment


Basic Layout

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Main Menu
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2X Console Settings

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2X S
tartup Wizard

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Publish a Virtual Desktop

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Publish an Application

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Publish a Desktop

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Setup LoadBalancer

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Farm

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Terminal Se
rvers

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Find a Terminal Server

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Add a Terminal Server

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Editing

a Terminal Server

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Delete a Terminal Server

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Server Groups

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VDI Hosts

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Find a VDI Host

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Add a VDI Host

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Edit a Virtual Ho
st

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Delete a Virtual Host

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Check Agent

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VDI Virtual Guests Se
ttings

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Pool Management

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2X Templates

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Maintenance Mode

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Persistent Guests

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Remote PCs

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Find Remote PC’s

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Add /Delete Remote PC’s

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Edit a Remote PC

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Gateways

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75

Installing the 2X Secure Client Gateway Remotely from the
2X Console

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2X Secure Client Gateway Properties

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Backup Servers

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92

Adding 2X Backup Servers

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Modifying 2X Backup Servers

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Promoting a Backup server to Master Server

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Solution Guide
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Introduction


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Load Balancing

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Load Balancing

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Counters

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Advanced Settings

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Tunneling Policies

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Publishing

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2X Publishing Wizard

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Applications

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Folder

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Publish Document Content

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Publish Applications using Drag and Drop

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Publish Applications Configuration

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Setup LoadBalancer

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2X Universal Printing

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Universal Printing

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Fonts Management

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2X
Universal Scanning

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Universal
Scanning

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Scanning Application
s

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Connection Settings

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2X Publishing Agent

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Second Level
Authentication

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Client Manager

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Devices

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Devices States

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Manually adding a device

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Editing device settings

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Deleting

a device
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Allow/Deny devices

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Options

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Device Report

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Groups

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2XOS

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Printers

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Banner

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Scheduler

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2X Client Policies Tab

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Information

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Status Tab

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Notification Tab

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L
ogging Tab

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Auditing Tab

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Software Update Tab

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Support Tab

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Reporting

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Selecting a Reporting Engine

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Using eG Innova
tions Reporting Engine

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Licensing

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Introduction


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Available 2X Clients

226

I
nstalling the 2X Terminal Server Agent Manually

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2X Terminal Server Agent System requirements

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227

Installation Procedure

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Installing the 2X VDI Agent Manually

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2X VDI Agent System requirements

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Installing the 2X VDI Agent Manually

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Installing the 2X Gateway Manually

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Installing the 2X Guest Agent Manually

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2X Guest Agent System requirements

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Installing the 2X Guest Agent Manually

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Installing the 2X PC Agent Manually

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2X PC Agent System requirements

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Installing the 2X PC Agent Manually

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2X Additional Utilities

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2XA Generator

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Parameters

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2XA Generator Examples

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Features

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Additional Resources

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Troubleshooting and Support

258

Introduction

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Knowledgebase
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Request Support via E
-
mail

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Request Support via Phone

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About 2X

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Introduction


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I
NTRODUCTION

What is 2X
ApplicationServer
and How Does it Work?


2X ApplicationServer XG

provides
ven
dor independent virtual
desktop and application delive
ry from a single platform. Accessible
from anywhere with the 2X Cloud Portal,
2X ApplicationServer XG
allows you to publish full desktops and applications within a virtual
environment, improving desktop manageability, security and
performance.


2X Applicat
ionServer XG extends
Windows Terminal Services by
using a customized shell and virtual channel applications u
sing the
Microsoft RDP protocol. It supports all major Hypervisors from
Microsoft, VMware, Citrix and
more

enabling the publishing of virtual
desktops and applications to the
2X Client
.

The product includes powerful universal printing and scanning
functionality, high capacity resource based load balancing and
management features.


With the
2X ClientManager

Module for 2X ApplicationServer XG
you
can
also
centrally manage u
ser connections, thin client
and PCs
converted into thin clients using

the free
2XOS
.


How Does it Work?


When a client requests a virtual desktop, the system finds a guest on one of
the least loaded hosts
and starts or restores the guest connection. Using
Microsoft RDP protocol, the virtual desktop is presented to the user.


Thin client computing is solving the growing management problem of fat
clients (PC’s), allowing employees to roam easily and seamle
ssly, improving
performance. Companies that have migrated to a thin client environment
consistently see huge savings on support, hardware and upgrade costs. In a
world where energy use is an increasing concern, implementing a thin client
environment impro
ves energy costs as well. A study conducted by Bloor
Research shows that "Deploying thin client technology across enterprises
can cut costs by up to 70%".


Introduction


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2X
ApplicationServer
System Requirements


2X Publishing Agent and 2X SecureClientGateway are
pref
erably
installed on
the following o
perating systems:
Windows Server 2012,
Windows
2008/R2
Server/Enterprise Server; Windows 2003 Server/Enterprise Server.


2X Terminal Server Agent must be installed on

Windows Server 2012

with
Remote Desktop Services role
,

Windows 2008/R2Server/Enterprise Server
with
Remote Desktop Services role
; Windows 2003

Server/Enterprise Server
with Terminal Services enabled.


For supported
desktop

2X Client

please
c
lick the
link

for more information
.


2
X Client
is also support
ed on
d
ifferent mobile platforms

including

A
ndroid
,
iOS

and
Blackberry
.


NOTE:

The 30
-
day trial version and the full version of the application have
the same features. After the 30
-
day trial period has expired, the only action
necessary will be
to enter a valid license key on the Licensing page. Re
-
installation will not be necessary. Please refer to the
‘Licensing’

chapter in
this manual for more information.

Installing 2X ApplicationServer


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I
NSTALLING
2X

A
PPLICATION
S
ERVER

Before you run the inst
allation procedure please make sure that you are logged on
with administrator rights and that the
system requirements

are met.


Make sure all other Window programs are closed.


The ‘
2XAppServer
.msi


file c
an be found on our website,
www.2X.com
, available as
a free download. Run the
2X
ApplicationServer
setup program on the machine to be
used as your access point to your terminal servers and/or virtual hosts.


Choose what
to install according to your needs and requirements. Two common
scenarios are the ‘regular gateway scenario’ and the ‘direct mode scenario’.

For more advanced and alternative scenarios and solutions please read
2X Server
Based Computing Guide.




Double click on the
2XAppServer
.msi file and a

welcome dialog box will appear.


Click ‘
Next

.



2X
ApplicationServer

Setup Program welcome screen.

Accept the license agreement by checking the ‘
I acc
ept the terms in the License
Agreement


checkbox
.


Installin
g 2X ApplicationServer


9


The License Agreement.


Accept the default location or Browse to where you want to install 2X
ApplicationServer
and click ‘
Next

.





Choosing the location where 2X
ApplicationServer
will be installed.

Select 2X
ApplicationServer

XG


for complete product installation.

Installing 2X ApplicationServer


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Choose Your Installation type Setup Wizard installs
2X ApplicationServer


C
lick install
to continue with the installation of
2X ApplicationServe
r
.






Click on Finish to launch the C
onfiguration Utility. If the utility does not automatically
open, go to Start>2X
Application Server

Console to launch the utility.



Installing 2X ApplicationServer


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Setup Completed


Installing 2X ApplicationServer


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2X
A
pplicationServer

Services


To start, stop and configure 2X
ApplicationServer
Services, run the M
icrosoft Management Console
‘Services.msc’
. 2X
A
pplicationServer

services are configured to start automatically when the system
starts. The services installed depend on the installation you selected.





2X Secure Client Gateway
, 2X Publishing Agent, 2X
Redundancy Service and 2X Terminal
Server Agent, 2X
VDI Agent


2X Publishing Agent
-

provides
l
oad
b
alanced
a
pplications and desktop
publishing
.

2X Redundancy Service

-

provides redundancy to 2X
ApplicationServer

2X SecureClientGateway

-

tunnels all traff
ic needed by 2X applications on a
single port

and provides secure connections.

2X Terminal
Server

Agent


provides

terminal server

information to 2X
Publishing Agent

2X VDI Agent


provides VDI host information to the 2X Publishing Agent


NOTE
: All users wh
o are connected via the
2X Secure Client Gateway

will be
disconnected if the
2X Secure Client Gateway

service is stopped or restarted.
Note that the default port (80) may already be in use (for example, by an
HTTP server
)


in this case it will be necessar
y to use a port number not
currently in use by other local services.

Installing 2X ApplicationServer


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Pre
-

Configuration MS Terminal Server Settings


With Terminal Services Configuration, you can reconfigure the properties of the R
DP
-
TCP
connection, including

limiting the amount of time

client sessions can remain active on the
server, setting protection levels for encryption, and selecting which permissions you want
users and groups to have.


Terminal Services Group Policies
or

Terminal Services extension to Local Users and Groups

are t
he settings that you use to set connection properties on a per
-
user basis.

You can set
different session time limits for each user when you use the
Terminal Services extension to
Local Users and Groups
.


Use
Terminal Services Configuration

to set the same
time limit to all users who log on using
the same server connection.




Configuring Terminal Services Connection
s


From the Start menu > Administrative Tools>
Terminal Services Configuration


Server Settings


Click on Server Settings and click the
‘Restric
t each user to one session option’
. This enables
reconnections to previously disconnected user sessions, conserving server resources.


NOTE:

This feature is also
configurable in the

‘Load Balancing’ section.

Installing 2X ApplicationServer


14


Connection Settings


Select
‘Connections


and

double
-
click the ‘RDP
-
TCP’
connection.
This

will open the RDPTCP
Properties dialog box.


Logon Settings Tab



Logon Settings


Verify that the
‘Always prompt for password’

checkbox is
un
checked; allowing clients
to launch applications using the credenti
als that have been saved on the 2X Client.
This will avoid unnecessary repeated authentication cycles.


Installing 2X ApplicationServer


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Environment Tab





Environment


On the ‘
Environment
’ tab make sure that the option
‘Run initial program
specified by user profile and Remote Deskto
p Connection or Terminal
Services
c
lient’

is ENABLED. Click Ok.


Configuring 2X ApplicationServer


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C
ONFIGURING
2X

A
PPLICATION
S
ERVER

Introduction to the Configuration of
ApplicationServer


After you have installed 2X
A
pplicationServer

you can now launch the
2X
A
pplicationServer

Console
for additional configuration.




Launching the 2X
ApplicationServer

Console


To open the 2X
ApplicationServer

Console

go to
:


Start > [All] Programs > 2X >
ApplicationServer

> 2X

ApplicationServer

Console



C
onfiguring 2X ApplicationServer


17

2X
ApplicationServer
Console Environment & Co
mponents


The 2X
ApplicationServer
Console is a completely self
-
contained environment that is used to
enable Universal Printing and Scanning, publish seamless applications, also providing load
balancing to published desktop sessions and Virtual Desktop Hos
ts, Terminal Server and/or
Citrix sessions. Below is a brief description of each component located in the Navigation Bar.


Components of the Navigation Bar






Farm

Add Virtual Desktop Hosts, Microsoft Terminal Servers and Citrix Servers
to the farm.





Load Ba
lancing

Choose the load balancing method to be used.





Publishing

Publish applications, application groups, virtual desktops and desktops.





Universal Printing

Enable Universal Printing to each Terminal Server.





Universal Scanning

Enable Universal Scanning to e
ach Terminal Server.





Connection Settings

Configure which port to use for each service.





Client

Settings


Configure and enable client settings.





Information

Find information about the modules used, enable logging, and enable
notification.





Licensing

Obtain or
review your licensing information and license number for 2X
ApplicationServer

products.



Configuring 2X ApplicationServer


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Console
Environment



Console Environment
/Publishing


1
1
.
.


The

Navigation Bar

enables you to navigate through
the main
features offered by 2X
ApplicationServer
Console.

You can also
change which features are displayed using the View Menu.

2
2
.
.


The
Published Applications Explorer

panel is a navigational
tree which represents the organization of your published
applications, application groups and desktops.

3
3
.
.


The
Published Applica
tions Properties

panel contains up

to

four

additional tabs

that
will
display
Information
,
Publish From,
Application and Filtering options for each published
application
.

4
4
.
.


Th
e
Publishing Tools

allow you to Add, Delete, and Disable
,
Sort and Find

for selected

published applications. You can also
move your published applications using the Move Up or Move
Down tools. The publishing tools also provide you with the ability
to publish your applications to the web.

5
5
.
.


The
Toolbar

consists of a set of tools grouped tog
e
ther that

provide
s

quick an
d convenient access to commonly
performed
operations.

Configuring 2X ApplicationServer


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Console Environment



Basic Layout



Console Environment


Basic Layout


1.

The
Navigation Bar

enables you to navigate through the main
features offered by the 2X Console. You
can also select which main
feature to be displayed from the
View Menu
.

2.

The
Properties

Pane

is the main area from where you can edit and
modify each configuration.

3.

The
Information Pane

gives a quick look and summary about the
particular selected page.

4.

The
Toolbar

consists of a set of tools grouped together to provide
quick

and convenient access to commonly
-
performed operations.



Configuring 2X ApplicationServer


20

Main Menu
-

2X Console Settings


File Menu


2X
ApplicationServer
will
allow you to easily backup and restore your configuration.

T
he entire
configuration

is saved
to a

.dat


file

in XML format
. This
tool
can

also be useful if you want to

distribute th
e same settings across other 2X Consoles
.



File


Import Settings and Export Settings


To
B
ackup
S
ettings



Click File and
‘Export

Settings…’

and make sure to
save the .dat file in a secure location.


To
Restore S
ettings



Click File and
‘Import Settings…’

and open the .dat
file. The settings will be retrieved and activated after you click the
‘Apply’

button.


The configuration files

include all the settings that have been configured and
saved throughout the 2X
ApplicationServer

console. This includes all
terminal servers, load balancing methods, list of applications, connection
settings and the license keys.


This

tool is very
usefu
l

as a configuration
backup

procedure, especially if you
would like to
distribute the same settings across other
installations of the
2X
ApplicationServer

applications
.


Configuring 2X ApplicationServer


21

View Menu


The View Menu
enables you to navigate through
the main features offered b
y the 2X
Console. You can also choose to view or not to view the toolbar from this menu.


Language Menu


Changing the language to your preferred language is as easy as clicking on the Language menu.
This
feature
allows you to

change all functions in the co
nsole to your preferred language
.

The default
language will use the language that is configured in the Regional and Language Options.


Help Menu


The Help menu contains several features listed below
:





Access the 2X
ApplicationServer
by clicking on Manual



Online version of the manual



Obtain contextual help about a particular field or control by clicking on
Help>Context Help. When the mouse pointer changes to a ‘?’ pointer, you are
able to click on any item and display relevant ‘help’ for that particular fi
eld or
control. You may also use ‘F1’ or click on the ‘Help’ button located in the right
-
bottom corner of the console.



To order online while you are using the console, click on ‘
Help
’ and select
‘Order
Online…’

A new page will open in your default browse
r guiding you on how to
order this product.



Sending a query to 2X support is as easy as clicking on the Help menu and
selecting ‘Send Support Request’. A form will load and you will be able to enter
the details of the problem and your information.



Version

information of the product.


NOTE:

The application will automatically send your settings and the current log
file so that 2X support can replicate your problem. You are also able to send an
attachment with your query such as a screenshot to support your

query.

Configuring 2X ApplicationServer


22


Toolbar Settings


To customize the toolbar, right click in the Toolbar area and select ‘
Customize



You can
customize the button and icon view according to your preferences.



Toolbar Settings

2X Startup Wizard


23


2X

S
TARTUP
W
IZARD

2X
A
pplicationServer

incorporate
s a Startup Wizard which will guide you through each step
needed to setup Virtual Desktops, Published Applications, Published Desktops or Terminal
Servers (for load balancing) in a quick and efficient manner.

In the toolbar area, simply click
on the Wizar
d icon or you can also choose from the options

located in the tool bar of 2X
ApplicationServer

Console.


N
OTE
:

Press ‘Cancel’ if you want to configure your farm manually. Click
here

to go
directly to setting up your Farm.



Star
tup

Wizard


Start by selecting what you want to publish. You can choose from:




Virtual Desktop



Add a new Virtual Host and publish a virtual desktop.



Published Application



Add a new Terminal Server and publish
applications.



Published Desktop



Add a ne
w Terminal Server and publish a desktop.



Setup LoadBalancer



Add Terminal Servers to the 2X LoadBalancer

2X Startup Wizard


24


Publish a
Virtual Desktop



Virtual Desktop Configuration


Enter
a
Name and Description for the published

virtual

desktop.


Properties


In the
‘Con
nect to’

field, choose where you want your Virtual Desktop to connect to:




A
ny Guest


The Virtual Desktop connects to any guest
from a
selected

Pool
. Click on the drop down arrow to choose which Pool to connect to.



S
pecific
G
uest

-

W
ill
connect

the virtu
al desktop to
a specific Guest.

Click
on the drop down arrow to choose

Virtual Guest.



Guest

-

Connects

the
V
irtual
D
esktop to

a

Guest from a
selected
Pool.
Click on the drop down arrow to choose the Pool.
In the
‘where name
equals’

field, s
elect the Usern
ame or IP Address
.




Specific 2X Template


This option
will allow

you to connect the Virtual
Desktop to a specific 2X Template.


Persistent Checkbox


Check this box
so that the

U
ser

connects to the same Guest
.

(
A
vailable with Any Guest, Guest and
Specific
2X Template)


2X Startup Wiza
rd


25

Publish

an
Application



Select
where you want to publish the application from:




All Servers in Farm

-

include
s

all the servers that are added to the farm. If only
one server is present you will be automatically be taken to the ‘Startup Wizar
d


Publish Applications’ dialog box.



Server Groups


This option is not available for publishing applications.



Individual Servers

-

allow
s

you to choose the servers you would like to use to
publish an application one by one by checking the checkbox next t
o the name of
the server.



New Server

-

add a new server to the farm and use it to publish an application.



Publish An Application

2X Startup Wizard


26


Add Applications



Click on the
‘Browse…’

button and select the Executable (.exe) file of the application
that you would l
ike to publish.


You can also drag and drop an executable (.exe) file onto the box at the top of the
dialog box.


You will see a new entry in the list box which shows all applications that will be
published. When all applications to be published have been
selected, click on Finish.



Publish Applications


2X Startup Wizard


27


Publish

a

Desktop


Select where you want to publish the
desktop

from:




All Servers in Farm
-

I
ncludes all the servers that are added to the farm. If only
one server is present you will be automatically
be taken to the ‘Startup Wizard


Publish Applications’ dialog box.



Server Groups


This option is not available for publishing
desktops
.



Individual Servers
-

A
llows you to choose the servers you would like to use to
publish
a

desktop,

by checking the chec
kbox next to the name of the server.



New Server
-

A
dd a new server to the farm and use it to publish an
desktop
.



Published Desktop


After you have determined the source of the published desktop, all you need to do is name it
and add a description.


Cli
ck ‘
Finish’

to complete the process.





2X Startup Wizard


28


Setup LoadBalancer


Select ‘
Setup LoadBalancer’
. Each available server in the farm is listed and the
information regarding each Agent is also listed.


Select the connection type. The choices are MS Terminal Ser
ver (RDP), Citrix
Server (ICA) or Both (RDP/ICA).


Check the box next to each server that you would like to add to the LoadBalancer.




Select the server to be used for load balancing


When you have selected all the servers that you want to add, simply cl
ick on ‘
Finish’.



Farm


29

F
ARM


2X
ApplicationServer provides

connectivity with Multiple Farms and the ability to
publish seamless applications or published desktops from multiple
servers
simultaneously.



Farm Info Tab

Click on Farm in the Navigation panel. T
he Farm Info tab lists the amount of Active
Servers, Backup Servers, Gateways, Remote PC’s, Terminal Servers, VDI Hosts,
VDI Pools and 2X Templates (not shown) in the information panel.





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Farm Design Tab


In the Farm Design tab
administrators
are allo
wed
to view and change their infrastructure graphically,
providing ease of use and administrative control.
You
can
easily
add
Terminal S
ervers,
G
ateways,
hypervisors and other network components
.





Farm Design Tab




From the toolbar, select the componen
t to add from the following:Terminal Server



VDI Host



Remote PC



Gateway



Backup Server

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Terminal
Servers


On this page you can add Terminal Servers or Citrix Servers to the farm. You have two
options to add servers to the farm.


You can either automaticall
y search for available Terminal Servers or Citrix Servers within
your domain by clicking the ‘
Find
…’ button

Or

You can click on the ‘
Add
…’ button to add the Terminal Servers or Citrix Servers if you know
the machine name or IP address.



Add Terminal Ser
vers or Citrix Servers to the farm


NOTE
:

The checkbox next to the server name indicates that the particular
server is available to users on this farm. To disable a server temporarily,
uncheck this box.

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Find a Terminal Server


Click the ‘
Find
…’ button to

automatically search for available Terminal Servers and
Citrix Servers.




Find available Terminal Servers


All Terminal Servers and Citrix Servers within your domain will appear on the list of available servers
to your farm, also identifying terminal se
rver type (Windows or Citrix) and availability of 2X Terminal
Server Agent on the respective server. To add a server to the farm, enable the checkbox in front of
the server name. Click the ‘
OK’

button to save your changes.



NOTE:

It will be necessary to
install 2X Terminal Server Agent on all
Terminal Servers and Citrix Servers before they can successfully
participate in a load
-
balanced farm.


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Add a Terminal Server


To
add

a server to your farm click the ‘
Add
…’ button and then type the server name or I
P
address in the ‘
Server
:’ field as shown in the figure below. Then click ‘
Next’
.




Configure each server properties


2X
A
pplicationServer

will check and make sure that the 2X Terminal Server Agent is installed.
Check the status and if the service is not

installed, click the ‘
Install…
’ button.

. If you unable
to install the Terminal Server Agent please refer to section “
TS Agent manual Installation
” to
manually install the agent.




Add Terminal Server


Click ‘Add’ i
f the Agent is already installed.


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Editing a Terminal Server


To
edit

the configuration of each Server, select a server and click the
‘Properties…’

button.


You can also double click each Server to edit its configuration.


Properties

Tab



Server Prope
rties

/ Properties Tab



Enable or disable the use of the terminal server in the farm by using the
‘Enable Server in
farm’

checkbox.


To change the server name or IP address of a particular terminal server, use the
‘Server’

field. Each terminal server can
be configured to accept RDP traffic, ICA traffic or both from the
‘Type’

field.


E
nter the maximum number of sessions you want this server to accept. A
‘Description’

can be
added to each server to clearly identify each terminal server.


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Agent Settings
Tab



Agent settings


Enter the RDP port that will be used to connect a session.


The
‘Change Direct Address’

checkbox allows you to configure and enter a new direct address. This
address is used in Direct Connection mode only (internal or external IP ad
dress); depending on
where your clients will be. If the IP address is external, they must be assigned at your firewall to your
servers.


‘Publishing Session Timeout’

field
is
used to set
the amount of time that each session will stay
connected in the back
ground after the user has closed all published applications. This is done to
avoid
unnecessary reconnections

with the server
.


Selecting
the
‘Allow Client URL/Mail Redirection’

box allows http and mailto links to be opened using
local applications instead
of using terminal server resources.

The ‘
Configure…
’ allows the
Administrator to
block

any

URLs
from being

redirected to the clients.


To
block

URLs,

from being redirected to the client,

click
‘Configure…’

to open

t
he following window
as

shown:


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Configur
e URL redirection

Click ‘
Add…
’ and insert the URLs to be blacklisted in the list box. Press ‘OK’ after adding the URLs.


To edit a URL from the list box, select the URL you want to
e
dit and click ‘
Edit
’ and make the
necessary
changes.


To remove a URL from

the list box,

select the URL you want to remove and click ‘
Remove
’.


Please note that URLs that has the first part matching the entry are not sent to the client.
URLs are compared as a string and name resolution is not performed.


Selecting the ‘
Allow 2XR
emoteExec

to send command to the client’

would allow

the
server session

to
send commands

to the client.

This is done by using the command line application called
2XRemoteExec packaged with the 2X ApplicationServer. Command line options include the followin
g:


Command Line Parameter

Parameter Description

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Examples

Action

Shows a message box briefly
describing the parameters that can be
used.

Shows a message box briefly describing the parameters
that can be used.

2XRemoteExec
-
?

S
how
s

a message box briefly

describing the parameters
that can be used.

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Opens the document ‘
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‘Logging’

allow
s

the
server to log

actions that

occur on

the server
; and also identifies any issues
related
t
o

the server. Click on
‘Request Log…’

t
o download a copy of the log file. You can clear
the
server’s log file by clicking
‘Clear Log File’
. This feature can also be accessed
on the Terminal
Servers tab

by right
-
clicking directly on the server
and clicking on ‘Debug Mode’.
To be able to
download

or clear the log file, the 2X Terminal Server Agent must be running in debug mode.

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RDP Printer Tab



RDP Printer Settings


The RDP Printer tab gives you the option of selecting the format of redirected printers. The
format may vary depending of which
version and language of the server you are using.


Set your RDP Printer Name Format by choosing from the following three options:




Printername (from Computername) in Session no.



Session no. (computername from) Printername



Printername (redirected Session
no)



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Check
‘Remove session number from printer name’

to remove the session number
from printer name.



Printer Settings with Redirected Printer


Check
‘Remove client name from printer name’

to enable that feature.



Printer Settings with Redirected Pr
inter, Removed Client Name and Session Number




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Scheduler Tab



Scheduler


Using the Scheduler, you can configure your terminal server to
not

accept connections between set
times. To add a Scheduler Entry simply click
‘Add’

and enter the date and time
you want to restrict
access to the terminal server. The
‘Duration’

field accepts time in days, hours, minutes, seconds or
any combination. Example: 3 days, 5 hours, 45 minutes, 30 seconds. The
‘Repeat’

field allows you to
repeat the scheduled entry.



Add

Scheduler Entry


The Scheduler tab will be available when editing the terminal server’s properties.



On disable’

field allows you to choose what action should be taken for current sessions by 2X
ApplicationServer
, once a terminal server has been disable
d during a scheduled active entry.


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NOTE
:

2X Terminal Server Agent should be installed on each terminal server added to the
farm. 2X Terminal Server Agent collects the information required by the 2X Publishing Agent
so that each session is able to load bal
ance according to available resources.


For more information on installing the Terminal Server Agent, please refer to section “
TS
Agent M
anual Installation
” to manually install the agent.


Delete a Terminal Server


To
delete

a terminal server from the farm, select the particular server and click the
‘Delete’

button.
You can also use the Delete key from the keyboard instead of using the
‘Delete’
button.

Server Groups


Click the
‘Add…’

button in the Server Groups Panel to

create a server group or to organize your
terminal servers in groups. In the
‘Name’

field type the name of the server group; then select the
servers that should be included in that group.


Server Groups are useful when you want to publish an application o
r a desktop which is located on a
number of MS Terminal Servers but not in the entire farm. For example, you can group MS Terminal
Servers that host particular applications and then select that group in the
‘Publish From’

tab when
publishing applications.


Groups are also useful when configuring specific filters so that connections to non published desktops
can be redirected to specific servers.




Group Properties


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VDI Hosts


The VDI Hosts page contains the settings that allow you to add VDI Hosts (VMw
are, Microsoft Hyper
-
V, Citrix, Parallels, Microsoft Virtual Server,
Oracle
VirtualBox, Virtual Iron, etc).

There are two ways to add a VDI Host to the farm. You can automatically search for available VDI
Hosts within your domain by clicking the
‘Find…’

b
utton or you can click on the
‘Add…’

button to add
the VDI Hosts, if you know the machine specifications.





VDI Hosts


Add or Find a VDI Host






NOTE
:

The checkbox next to the server name indicates that the particular server is available
to users on
this farm. To
temporarily
disable a server, uncheck this checkbox.



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43

Find a V
DI

Host


Click the ‘Find…’ button to automatically search for available VDI Hosts.




Find available
VDI Host
s



All VDI Hosts within your domain will appear on the list of avai
lable servers to your farm, also
identifying agent status, host type and version. To add a server to the farm, check the box in front of
the server name

the c
lick ‘OK’.


Click on the ‘Install Agent’ button to install the VDI Agent. For more information pl
ease refer to
Installing the 2X VDI Agent Manually
.

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Add a V
DI H
ost


To remotely
add

a host to your farm click the
‘Add…’

button and then choose a
‘VDI Type’
. E
nter the
host name or IP address in the
‘VDI H
ost:’

field as shown in the figure below.


Appliance settings can only be used with certain servers. Please refer to the
list of approved
providers

and choose the specific document for more
information on how to connect to your virtual
host.




Remotely add a new Host


Click ‘Next’ to continue.


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45



2X
ApplicationServer
will check to make sure the 2X VDI Agent is installed. If the Agent did not reply
or the service is not installed, click th
e ‘
Install…
’ button.


NOTE:

To install the VDI host manually, refer to
‘Installing the VDI Agent Manually’

section of
this manual.



Click ‘Next’ if the Agent is already installed.



VDI Agent

Information


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VDI
Host Properties



Configure each
VDI
Host properties


To enable this host in the farm, make sure that the
‘Enable Host in farm’

box is checked.


In the
VDI Type
: field, select the VDI provider of the host and enter the version that you are using in
to
the
‘VDI Version’

field. To change the host name or IP address of a particular VDI host, use the
‘VDI
Host’

field.


Enter port number in the
‘VDI Port:

field.


Appliance settings can only be used with certain servers. Please refer to the
list of approved
providers

and choose the specific document for more information on how to connect to your virtual
host.


To start using the new host, please enter the username and password of the host.


If you would like to test the username and password before using,

click on
‘Check Credentials’
before
clicking
‘OK’
.

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Agent
Settings




Configure the VDI Agent Settings


To connect to the VDI Host directly check the
‘Change Direct Address’

box. This add
ress is used in
Direct Connection mode
only

(this is an internal or external IP address) depending on where the
clients will be. (If external, these IP addresses must be assigned at the firewall to your servers).


Enter a ‘
Description
’ so that the host can

be easily identified
.


In the
‘Max connections’

field,
enter the maximum number of connections this host will accept.


‘Publishing Session Timeout’

field is used to set the amount of time that each session will stay
connected in the background after the u
ser has closed all published applications. This is done
to avoid unnecessary reconnections with the server.


Checking the
‘Allow Client URL/Mail Redirection’

box allows http and mailto links to be opened using
local applications instead of using terminal s
erver resources.


‘Logging’

allow
s

the
server to log

actions that

occur on

the server
; basically used to identify any
issues related
t
o

the server. Click on
‘Request Log…’

to download a copy of the log file. You can
clear
the
server’s log file by clicking
‘Clear Log File’
.

To be able to download or clear the log file, the
2X Terminal Server Agent must be running in debug mode.


NOTE
:

It will be necessary to install 2X VDI Agent on all VDI Hosts before they can
successfully participate in a load
-
balanced fa
rm.

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RDP Printer Tab



RDP Printer Tab


The RDP Printer tab gives you the option of selecting the format of redirected printers. The format
may vary depending of which version and language of the server you are using.


Set your RDP Printer Name Format

by choosing from the following three options:




Printername (from Computername) in Session no.



Session no. (computername from) Printername



Printername (redirected Session no)



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Check
‘Remove session number from printer name’

to remove the session number

from
printer name.




Printer Settings with Redirected Printer




Check
‘Remove client name from printer name’

to enable that feature.



Printer Settings with Redirected Printer, Removed Client Name and Session Number


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Scheduler

Tab



Scheduler

Tab


Using the Scheduler, you can configure your virtual server to
not

accept connections between set
times.

T
o add a Scheduler Entry simply click
‘Add’

and enter the date and time you want to restrict access to
the terminal server.


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Add Scheduler Entry


The
‘Duration’

field accepts time in days, hours, minutes, seconds or any combination. Example: 3
days,, 5 hours, 45 minutes, 30 seconds.

The ‘Repeat’ field allows you to repeat the scheduled entry.


The Scheduler tab will be available when editing the ter
minal server’s properties.


The
‘On disable’

field
allow
s

you to choose the action taken on the current sessions by 2X
ApplicationServer
once a terminal server is disabled while a scheduled entry is active.


Edit a Virtual Host


To
edit

the configuration o
f each
h
ost, select the particular
h
ost and click the ‘Properties…’
button. You can also double
-
click

on

each
host

to edit its configuration.


Delete a Virtual Host


To
delete

a host from the farm, select the particular host and click the ‘Delete’ button.
You
can also use the Delete key from the keyboard instead of using the ‘Delete’ button.

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Check Agent



Once you have finished adding your Virtual Desktop Hosts, select a virtual host and click the ‘
Check

Agent
’ button. If the 2X Publishing Agent can commu
nicate with the 2X VDI Agent running on the
host, you will receive this message:




2
X
VDI Agent

verified by ‘Check Agent’


NOTE
:

Make sure that the 2X VDI Agent is installed on each Virtual Desktop Host
added to the farm. 2X VDI Agent will collect the in
formation required by the 2X
Publishing Agent to load balance each session according to available resources.

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V
DI

Virtual
Guests

Settings


To view the Virtual Guests connected to the selected Virtual Desktop Server click on
‘Virtual Guests
Settings…



Fr
om here you can start, stop, suspend
or

reset any of the Virtual Guests connected to the server.



Virtual Guest List

The above example shows a particular Guest in a ‘Suspended’ state. The only option available is to
‘Start’ the service.


In the example

below, the selected Guest is in a ‘Powered On’ state, so the options are to Stop,
Suspend or Reset.



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54


To view the advanced settings of the
a
selected Virtual Guest
,

click on
‘Properties..
.’.



Virtual Guest Advanced Settings




Enable
‘Do not use this g
uest’

checkbox

so

the system ignore
s

the
particular Virtual Guest.



The ‘
Computer Name’

field allows you to set the network name (domain
name / IP address) of the computer that the system will use to connect to
the Virtual Guest.



The
‘Port’

field contains t
he port number that the system will use to
connect to the Virtual Guest.



Use the
‘Connection Timeout’

field to set a time limit on attempts a 2X
ApplicationServer
can connect to the particular Virtual Guest.



‘Protocol’

is the method use
d

for 2X
Application
Server

to communicate
with the Virtual Guest.



You can set what actions the guest will take if a user disconnects from a
session by choosing an option from the
‘If session disconnects’
drop
down list. You can choose the amount of time that needs to pass b
efore
the selected action is taken.



A session can be terminated after the user disconnects from the session.
You can choose the amount of time that needs to pass before the
disconnected session is terminated. The user can reconnect to a
previous session if

that session is still available.

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Pool Management


Pools offer administrators more flexibility when managing an extensive number of Guests, especially
when they are implemented in large company infrastructures. 2X
ApplicationServer

console
provides
the

framework and tools needed to create a complete Pool Management foundation.


To
add

a
Pool

to your farm click the
green ‘+’ symbol and
then
enter
the P
ool

name
.

To
delete

a Pool, click on the Pool in the Name list and then click on the red


-


symbol.



Pool Management Tab


The ‘Default’ Pool

includes all Guests
in the farm
.



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Adding
Pool Members
to a Pool


Select the Pool that you want to add
Members
to and then click on the
‘Add...’

button.



Adding Guests to a Pool


Choose from

the following types o
f Guests
:




All Guests in Farm:

All guests that are located in the farm.
.



All Guests in Host:

All guests that are

located on a particular host
.



Guest:

A

single

guest located in the farm
.



Native Pool:

Group of guests that have been previously configured fr
om the
hypervisor management tool. Please note that the hypervisor

may

use different
terminology instead of pools (e.g. resource pools)



2X Template:

Guest
s

that are
automatically created from a 2X

Template.


Wildcard Function

T
he Wildcard field
is used to

match
specific

guests from
any available guests within a pool.
Select
the

g
uests

from the list

and

add to your Pool.
Use the asterisk ( * ) symbol to
match
any characters.

For example
,
XP
* will
find
only guest
s

whose name starts with XP

and *XP* will fi
nd guests
with XP in their name.



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Delete
a
Pool Member

Select the
Pool member

you want removed

and
click on
‘Delete’. The selected Guest is then deleted
from that Pool.


Pool Guests


The Pool Guests button allows you to
view and
manage Guests in a par
ticular Pool.
Select a
Pool and the Guests that are included in that
P
ool appear in the Virtual Guests List.


Click on the
‘Refresh’

button

to view new additions to the Pool list.

Click on

a Guest in a Pool and then click on
‘Clear Settings’





Virt
ual Guests List



Choose a Guest from the Virtual Guests List and click on ‘Check Agent’ to verify that the
Guest Agent is installed.



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Select a Guest within a Pool and click on Properties.



Guest Advanced Settings


The Guest Advanced Settings dialog b
ox appears and you can further configure each Guest
in the Pool.




Enable
‘Do not use this guest’

checkbox
so

the system ignore
s

the
particular Virtual Guest.



The ‘
Computer Name’

field allows you to set the network name (domain
name / IP address) of the com
puter that the system will use to connect to
the Virtual Guest.



The
‘Port’

field contains the port number that the system will use to
connect to the Virtual Guest.



Use the
‘Connection Timeout’

field to set a time limit on attempts a 2X
ApplicationServer
ca
n connect to the particular Virtual Guest.



‘Protocol’

is the method used for 2X
ApplicationServer
to communicate
with the Virtual Guest.



You can set what actions the guest will take if a user disconnects from a
session by choosing an option from the
‘If s
ession disconnects’
drop
down list. You can choose the amount of time that needs to pass before
the selected action is taken.



A session can be terminated after the user disconnects from the session.
You can choose the amount of time that needs to pass befo
re the
disconnected session is terminated. The user can reconnect to a
previous session if that session is still available.


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2X Templates

With the aid of
2X Templates

you can better utilize
host
resources
. 2X Templates allows you to
automatically create
and deploy Guest VMs when needed.

To create a 2X Template, c
lick on the 2X
Templates tab and
then
click on Add…




Creating a 2X Template


The Virtual Guests List dialog box appears.
Select a Guest that will be designated as a 2X Template
,
then click on

OK.



Adding a 2X Template

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Once you have selected which guest you will be
converting to
a 2X

Template,
the Guest Agent
Information dialog box appears containing all the information that is associated with that particular
Guest.



Creating a 2X Template


If the agent is not verified

or installed
,

you can install
it by clicking the “install” button
.
The Guest
Agent
makes it possible to create
new clones
, use
universal printing

and scanning
.



Installing 2X Guest Agent


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After the Guest Agent has been ins
talled a new dialog box appears showing the
updated
Guest Agent
information. Click
‘Make Template’

to create a 2X Template.




Guest Agent Information



2X Templates Information button



Given that clones are created from the templates, it is possible t
o view information about the cl
ones
created from the templates by clicking ‘Info…’


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Template Guests Lists Information


If the Guest Agent needs to be updated, you can do it from this window.


Maintenance

Mode


If there is the need to update the template
OS, you need to put the template into
Maintenance M
ode.

In the mode the OS can be booted and modified, Once the desired changes have been applied you
can put the template off
Maintenance M
ode.

This is required when you need to: install Ope
ra
ting
System ser
vice

packs, install new software, or
uninstall current packages.


During maintenance mode, clones cannot be created from the guest, and the entry from the 2X
Templates in Farm becomes greyed out.



2X Templates List

NOTE
:

When maintenance mode is applied
on a template, this will only effect
newly created VMs. Any VMs already created, are not
e
ffected.


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2X Template Properties


Select a 2X Template from the list and then click on Properties. The 2X Templa
te Properties dialog
box opens.



Properties Tab




Properties Tab


2X Template:

E
nter a descriptive name fo
r the
2X Template

or re
-
name existing templates.


Maximum Guests:

The
m
aximum number of guests that can
be created
.


Pre
-
created Guests:

Enter the number of

guests that will be
pre
-
created so that

users will
find a desktop ready without having to wait for the cloning process to finish.


Guest Name:

Enter the Guest Name.

Please note that each guest name is appended with
the guest ID.


If you don’t want to allocate space on the server for Guests tha
t are not in use, enable the
‘Check the ‘Delete unused guests
’ checkbox and set the time limit if you would like the guests
that are not being utilized deleted.

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Advanced Tab




Advanced Tab


HyperV templates


The
‘F
older

field is the

location

where

th
e new
ly

created guests (created from the
2X

T
emplate by
ApplicationServer
)
will be created
.



This folder

feature

is available for
Hyper
-
V, Parallels Server4, Citrix Xen and VCenter
.



If the hypervisor
you are using
supports

Native
P
ool
s
,
then the newl
y created Guests

will be part of
the specified
’Native Pool:’

location
.




VmWare ESX, VmWare VCenter and VmWare Server 2 support
Native

Po
ols.





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Sys Prep Tab


The SysPrep tab
contains settings
you need to be able to
join your Guest to either a workgro
up or a
domain.



SysPrep Tab


Computer Name:

Enter the computer name that will be using the 2X Template guest.


Owner Name:

Enter the user or owner name of the user that will be using the 2X Template guest.


Organization
:

Enter your organization’s nam
e


Administrative password:

Enter the administrator password.


Join workgroup:

Select this option if the guest will be part of a workgroup.

Enter the workgroup
name in the field provided.


Join domain:

Select this option if the guest will be part of the
domain. Enter the appropriate
information such as the domain name and the administrative credentials.




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License Key
s

Tab


The License Keys tab
allows you to add the
licensing information of the
Guest’s operating system.



License Keys Tab





Add Lic
ense Key



Click on Add and the
‘Add License Key’

dialog box appears. Enter the License key information and
the maximum number of guests that will be using the license.



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Persistent
Guests


When a published
application from a guest is set as persistent,

the first time a user launches
the application
,

the publishing agent will create a persistent guest rule. Below is the list of
rules that the publishing agent preserves. The publishing agent will always connect the user
to the same guest when the persis
tent rule is used.


The Persistent Guests can be viewed and managed on this tab.

The information that is
provided includes the Guest name, Host IP address, the last time this guest was used, when
the persistent guest rule was created and the state of the p
ersistent rule. Click on the
headings and you can choose to show or hide any of the column headings.



Persistent Guest Rules


Click on the
‘Refresh’

button to view new additions to the Persistent Guests list.


To delete a persistent guest entry,
selec
t a
nd click on ‘Delete’.


To delete all the existing persistent guests in the list, click on ‘Delete All’.



Choose to automatically remove ‘persistence’ if the guest is not used for the specified amount of time.
Choose from 24 hours, 1 day, 1 week or 30 day
s.




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Remote PCs


With Remote PCs, a physical machine’s desktop can be published (after it is added to the
Farm). This will enable 2X Clients connected to 2X
ApplicationServer

to open RDP
connections directly to a physical computer as opposed to a virtua
l desktop or a terminal
server

session.


Automa
tically search for available Remote PCs within your domain by clicking the ‘
Find
…’
button
or

click on the ‘
Add
…’ button to add
a

Remote PCs.




Remote PC’s


NOTE
:

The checkbox next to the PC name indicates
that the particular PC is
available to users on this farm. To disable a PC temporarily, uncheck the box.



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Find Remote PC’s


Click the
‘Find
…’ button to automatically search for available
P
ersonal Computers.



Find availab
le Remote PCs



All
available
PC’s within your domain will appear
i
n the list of
p
ersonal computers in
your farm
. The Agent status is identified and the MAC address is also listed.


To add a PC to the farm, enable the checkbox in front of the PC name. Click the ‘OK’
button to save cha
nges.


Click on
‘Install Agent’

if the remote PC’s agent is not found or needs to be installed



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Add /Delete Remote PC’s

To
add

a PC to your farm click the
‘Add
…’ button
. Enter the remote PC’s name or IP
address.


Enter the MAC address or simply c
lick o
n the
‘Get MAC’

address button to add the MAC
identification
.



Add an
available

Remote PCs



Delete
Remote

PCs

To
delete

a Remote PC, select it and click on the
‘Delete’

button.

You can also use the Delete
key from the keyboard instead of using the ‘Del
ete’ button.

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Edit a Remote PC

To edit a Remote PC, select a remote pc from the list and click on
‘Properties’
.

Or double
click on a remote pc in the list and the properties dialog box opens.



Remote PC Properties

Properties Tab

Make sure that ‘
Enable Re
mote PC’

box is checked so the new Remote PC is enabled in your
Farm.


In the ‘Remote PC’ field, you can enter or edit the name of the remote pc.


Enter the MAC Address of the PC you would like to add. Use the
‘Get MAC
’ button, if you are
adding your local

machine, to easily get the MAC Address.


Note:

The MAC Address is needed if you want to use the ‘
Wake on LAN’

feature. When
running a published PC desktop from the 2X Client, you will need the MAC address to boot up
a PC that may be switched off.


The

Protocol’

field identifies the protocol used by the Remote PC.


A
‘Description’

can be given which can be used to easily identify different
Remote
PC;s from
one another.

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Agent Settings Tab


The
‘Port’

field contains the port number that the system will u
se to connect to the
Remote PC.


You can configure the direct address by checking the
‘Change Direct Address’

box and entering

a
new direct address. This address is used in Direct Connection mode only. This can be an internal or
external IP address; depend
ing where the clients will be
.


If external, the IP address must be assigned at your firewall to your servers.



Agent Settings Tab


2X
ApplicationServer

is able to ‘wake’ a PC by sending a packet over the network. This will
continue until the receipt of

the packet is acknowledged or until the connection is timed out.
In
the
‘Connection Timeout’

field, c
hoose
a connection time
-
out.

The
‘Publishing Session Timeout’

field allows you to designate a time before the publishing
session times out conserving syst
em resources.


Checking the
‘Allow Client URL/Mail Redirection’

box allows http and mailto links to be
opened using local applications instead of using terminal server resources.


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RDP Printer Tab


The RDP Printer tab gives you the option of selecting t
he format of redirected printers. The
format may vary depending of which version and language of the server you are using.


Set your RDP Printer Name Format by choosing from the following three options:




P
rintername (from Computername) in Session no.



S
e
ssion no. (computername from) Printername



P
rintername (redirected Session no)






You can also remove the session number and the client name from the printer name by
enabling each of the corresponding checkboxes. Examples are shown below.

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Printer S
ettings with Client Name and Session Number






Printer Settings with Redirected Printer, Removed Client Name and Session Number






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Gateways


The 2X Console can manage all the 2X Secure Client Gateways on the Farm and will list them in the
‘Gateways’

section. The 2X Secure Client Gateway can also be remotely installed on a server.


Any 2X Secure Client Gateways connected to a 2X Publishing Agent will be automatically added and listed
as ‘Auto Discovered’.





2X Secure Client Gateways

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Installing t
he 2X Secure Client Gateway

R
emotely from the 2X
Console


Click on the
‘Install
…’ button to start installing 2X Secure Client Gateway.


In the ‘Server’ field, enter the name of the machine that will be used as a 2X Secure Client
Gateway or browse for avail
able machines on the network.


Click
‘Resolve’

to retrieve the IP address of the machine.


The
‘Mode
’ field has two options, Normal and Forwarding.
If t
he 2X Secure Client Gateway
is
configured to be a forwarding gateway, all the connections will be forwar
ded to the next 2X
Secure Client Gateway. You can choose to forward connections to any 2X Secure Client
Gateway

that has been

already added to the Farm.





Adding a 2X Secure Client Gateway


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Before installing the 2X Secure Client Gateway, you can choo
se to override the system credentials
that will be used for authentication.


Click ‘
Install’

to start installing the 2X SecureClientGateway service on the remote
server.