Administrative Mode in the 2X RDP Client Desktop Replacement

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Administrative Mode in the 2X RDP Client Desktop Replacement

2X Remote Application Server version 12 includes a new feature (Replace Desktop) for Windows devices which are being managed. When enabled, the Windows operating system is converted into a thin client device as explained in the article “New Client Manager features in 2X Remote Application Server v12 ”.

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In this mode, the user is restricted to use only the applications provided by the administrator. If the administrator needs to change system settings, he can switch the device to administration mode by right clicking on the system tray icon, selecting “Switch to admin mode” and providing the password configured.

2X RDP Client Desktop Replacement

The user has to type in the password set for the device in the 2X Management Console.

2X RDP Client Desktop Replacement

When the changes to the system are ready, the same procedure should be followed, but this time select “Switch to user mode”. Administrators can also do this while shadowing a session, thus managing all aspects of the device from the 2X Management Console.

The following is a list of enabled  features:

Feature User Mode Admin Mode
2X RDP Client Global Options X
2X Client Farm Connection Properties X
Configuration of Local Applications X
Ability to add New 2X Remote Application Server Connection X
Ability to add New Standard RDP Connection X
Ability to Manage Standard RDP Connections and Folders X
Display Settings X X
Mouse Settings X X
Printer Settings X
Task Manager X
Control Panel X
Command Prompt X
Windows Explorer X
Import / Export Settings X

It is important to note that you have to switch to admin mode, if you want to configure a local application.

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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.