WindX™ Thin-Client

WindX Connection Manager


The WindX Connection Manager utility is designed to assist users that have multiple thin-client connections to multiple hosts. The Connection Manager provides users with the ability to define and save connection information in a control file that can later be recalled to simplify connection.

Invoke the Connection Manager by using one of the following methods:



From the PxPlus IDE Main Launcher

Expand the Client Server category and select Launch Workstation.

From the Windows Start menu

Locate WindX Plugin and select Client Launcher.

From the PxPlus Command line or a program

Run the "launcher" program found in the WindX directory.

The normal install for PxPlus and WindX creates a shortcut in the Start menu:

     "<install dir>\pxplus.exe" launcher
     (starting directory is <install dir>\windx)

To force the Connection Manager to immediately connect to a specific server, specify the connection name in the Command Line as the first ARG to pass to PxPlus as follows (current directory is assumed to be the install directory):

     "<install dir>\pxplus.exe" windx/launcher -arg "Connection"

Connection Settings

Each connection can have the following information:

Type of Host

This can be one of the following: PxPlus Simple Client Server, NThost, Telnet, Application Server or SSH connection.

Server Address

This is generally the IP address and/or host name.

Connection Port

This can vary based on the Connection type. By default, Port 4093 is used by the Simple Client Server, Port 10000 for NTHost or the Application Server, or Port 23 for Telnet.

SSL Setting

The Simple Client Server, Application Server and NTHost/NTSlave support SSL and allow this option to be selected, if needed.

Reset WindX/CS Security

This button (located in the upper right corner of the WindX launcher) is used to reset the WindX/CS security settings. If selected, a prompt asking to confirm the security reset will display.

(The Reset WindX/CS Security button was added in PxPlus 2019.)

For additional connection parameters that can be specified, see Parameters.

For information on COM port and Telnet configurations, see WindX Configuration.

Saving Connections

Connections can be named and saved to the <install dir>/windx/connections.dat data file. If desired, a "default" connection can be defined. If a default is present when the Connection Manager is run, the settings for the connection marked as Default will be automatically loaded.

To create a new connection, enter the desired Connection Name, Connection type, Server name and Port. Click the Save button.

To recall a connection, select it from the list on the left side of the panel. Double clicking a connection will immediately load the settings and connect to the server. Right clicking an entry in the list will allow it to be removed.

The Make Link File button creates a link file with the extension .windx, which is used as a shortcut for starting the connection in the directory in which this file is located. See PxPlus Link File Extensions.

(The Make Link File button was added in PxPlus 2017.)


The PxPlus Simple Client Server, NTHost and the Application Server allow additional connection parameters to be specified:


Simple Client Server

Name of program to run



Name of program to run


Application Server

Name of 'process' to run

The Parameter(s) field is not used for Telnet connections.

To run an SSH connection, two additional parameters, Userid and Password, are required.

Browser Launching

A Web shortcut can be provided for users who are connecting via Simple Client Server or SSH:



For Simple Client Server





Windows shortcuts (.url files) can be created, which users can put on the desktop.

See Launching WindX from a Browser.

The registry entries are created automatically when a user installs WindX; therefore, once WindX has been installed, all that is needed is the URL.

See Also

Link File Extensions