Access Windows Desktops & Run Published Microsoft Applications from Your MAC, with the Free 2X Client for RDP / Remote Desktop

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DALLAS, TX, February 21st, 2013 — 2X Software, a global leader in virtual desktop and application delivery solutions, today announced that the company has launched the full version of the 2X Client for RDP / Remote Desktop on Mac OS X. The free 2X Client, already downloaded and trusted by millions of Windows users, is now available for MAC users to remotely connect to Windows desktops and run published applications such as Microsoft Office.

The 2X Client for Mac OS X provides MAC users with the ability to stay connected to their home or office Windows PC. The application allows you to simply and securely connect via RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) to your remote Windows desktop and applications whenever you want, wherever you are.

Additionally, you can experience the full benefits of published remote Windows applications and desktops connecting to 2X Remote Application Server. This way, the 2X Client for RDP / Remote Desktop seamlessly runs published Windows applications and desktops from Windows Terminal Server and all major VDI Hypervisors including Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware or Citrix Xen.

“We are very excited for the full version launch of the 2X Client for Mac OS X. Our goal was to develop an easy to use, secure way for MAC users to remotely connect to their desktop and run published applications. We are proud to supply the MAC user community with a free 2X solution which will hopefully enhance their computing experience.

– Nikolaos Makris
2X Software

About 2X Client for RDP / Remote Desktop on Mac OS X

The 2X Client for Mac OS X provides users with the ability to stay connected to their home or office Windows PC. The application allows you to simply and securely connect via RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) to your remote Windows desktop and applications whenever you want, wherever you are.

Key features include:

  • Connect to Remote Desktops and get the full desktop experience on any MAC.
  • Run published applications such as Microsoft Office on your MAC.
  • Device Redirection can redirect sound from any desktop to your MAC.
  • Native RDP Connections provide simple connection to any available machine on the network by adding an RDP connection.
  • Supports all major VDIs such as Windows 2000, 2003 or 2008 R2 Server and run remote desktops or applications.
  • Obtain a higher level of security when you connect over SSL using 2X Client for OS X and 2X Remote Application Server.

Download 2X Client for RDP / Remote Desktop on Mac OS X

About 2X Software

2X Software is a global leader in virtual desktop and application delivery, remote access and cloud computing solutions. Thousands of enterprises worldwide trust in the reliability and scalability of 2X products. 2X offers a range of solutions to make every company’s shift to cloud computing simple and affordable.

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Sean Bianco is the marketing documentalist and technical writer at Parallels. With a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Networking and a three year background in software quality assurance testing and usability engineering, Sean is a subject matter expert in mobility and smartphone, app and device management. He is well-versed in developing technical articles and determining market trends. His excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with emphasis on understanding relationships between technical problems, result in sound and effective business solutions.

  • Andrew Boyce

    I have the latest MAC OSX client and it only allows you to create a connection to 2X. NOT an RDP connection :(

  • Gino

    Hi Andrew,

    I am happy to confirm that this feature was actually included in the very latest and greatest version of the 2x Mac Client (10.5.1377).

    Please find the download link from:

    Please do let me know should you require further assistance

    Thank you for choosing 2X!


  • Orlando

    Is possible to set Microsoft Remote Desktop Gateway over this new client?

    Till now I can see that only allow direct RDP connections.


  • Chris

    Hi Orlando.

    The new client supports native RDP connections.

    This would allow you to place a connection to any service listening for incoming RDP connections over that protocol.

    Thank you.


  • Orlando

    Thanks for your reply Chris, so, my question is; if I’m using remote desktop gateway for enable multiples machine RDS access by same IP adress across a firewall , where can I set the Remote Desktop Gateway options into the 2x remote client for mac?

    Into Microsoft RDP client is possible in advance options, so , you know that till now this has been imposible from a mac.

    Thanks again


  • Chris

    Hi Orlando,

    Thanks for your response.

    At present, we allow connections to be placed using Native RDP. Connecting to RD Gateways is not currently supported.

    2X Remote Application Server package includes the ability to setup 2X Secure Client Gateways. This would allow you to setup a gateway which would make connectivity to internal resources possible.

    The 2X Client Gateway will also allow incoming 2X Connections initiated from the MAC Client (or any 2X Client listed here:, as well as the loadbalancing of different Terminal Servers configured in 2X Remote Application Server console.

    The gateway in itself also accepts connections from ThinClients running our operating system 2X OS as well as including the ability to allow Wyse ThinClients to connect to a 2X Farm among other things.

    For more information, please check out the following product page: Please feel free to contact the support department directly at also for any info you might require.

    Thank you!

  • gary

    I read good reviews and downloaded the program from the Apple APP store and installed it on my MAC. But I have no idea how to begin to set this up so my MAC can see my PC. I am not a computer / IT professional, so the only way this can be helpful to me is if there are simple clear step-by-step instructions that walk me through how to configure each machine. Can anyone help?

    Thank you

  • Nick


    I have the latest OSX client; but when I connect to a 2008 R2 server using RDP my timezone is not correctly detected.

    Can you look into this?


  • Benice

    Hi Nick,

    This issue has been rectified in our new release due out in the next day or so. Please keep an eye out for it.



  • Eric

    I have 2X operating correctly on my MAC at home and connect to various PC’s at my office without issue (XP Pro, Win 7 Pro and Server 2003)except for 1 PC running Win 7 Pro. I have changed the username, password and picture but, when I connect it shows the incorrect picture and the username and password come up as incorrect. I have checked the settings on the PC and everything appears correct. I have removed and reentered the connection settings on 2X without success. Any thoughts on this issue are appreciated.

  • Christopher Flores

    Hi Eric,

    Is this machine part of a domain or a workgroup?

    Does the issue persist if the username has the format of the UPN: user@domain?

    If the issue still persists, feel free to contact us on

    Thank you.

  • Eric

    The machine is part of a workgroup within the office, the same workgroup as the other computer I connect to using 2X. I have double checked the PC setting and tried the connection using other formats without success. I will contact support and see if they can assist.


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