How to Change Default Client Settings when Installing the 2X Client v. 8.1

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Download 2X Client for windows on a test machine.

Configure the client with the settings that you want to distribute to your users.

Export the settings by selecting menu option “Export Settings” from the “File” menu as shown below.


Ensure that file name used is “2Xsettings.2xc”.


Copy the exported file to the same location where the 2XClient.msi resides.

On the user machine;

Open a “Command Prompt” (select runas administrator on Windows Vista or Windows 7)

Change the folder to the localtion where the 2XClient.Msi and 2xsettings.2xc are located.

cd <path>

Deploy the installer by typing the command shown below



This shall run the installer wizard.


For futher information on how to install 2X client click here

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  • James Stump

    Does this replace the method published before where you modify the 2xclient .msi properties table? Or are both methods still supposed to work?

    I am trying to implement the new client (8.1.875) using the older documented method but it doesn’t appear that OVERRIDEUSERSETTINGS set to 1 is working on the new .msi I created. After installing as an upgrade the settings I have changed are not reflected.

    Using the above method do you replace the username in the config file with %username% as in the past for SSO?

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  • davidsaliba

    This approach is replacing the old method from ORCA.
    Docs are being updated as we speak VDS docs are up to date though.

    This is a new way of embedding the 2xc contents with ORCA:

    DEFSETTXML can be created as a new property in Orca and the full *.2xc XML contents added there

    These settings are again configurable from orca as of version 912 – 31/08/2010


    For a silent install of 2x without sso.

    “msiexec /qn TUXGINA=1 /i 2xclient.msi”

    Hope this helps

  • Jonas

    I cant get this to work, needs to update with the update button in installed 2xclients. But I cant get it to use 2xSettings.2xc from our 2xupdate site. I get it to install right if i put the config file in the same directory as the installation file and use a batch file with msiexec /qn /i 2x.msi overideusersettings=1, but i want the clients to get the same result when uppdating or installing the msi packet for the first time.

    What should i put in this variables to get them to get config from our update site.


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  • Bhaskar


    how to deploy 2x client with this settings? in another blog you talked about orca.msi so what is the difference between these two blogs ?