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OpenText Exceed

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Long-standing solution for access to X Window applications on UNIX and Linux hosts

OpenText Exceed is a secure, high-performance X Window server designed for environments where users need to securely and reliably access X Window applications from Microsoft Windows and Citrix virtual desktops over the LAN.
Exceed is used by large enterprises in industries such as financial services, retail, and manufacturing as well as technology companies running high-end EDA and CAD applications.
Combined with the Exceed 3D add-on, it is the premier solution for graphically intensive 3D CAD/CAM, engineering and seismic analysis applications over the LAN.

Key Features

  • Certified compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10 by Microsoft
  • Citrix Ready for Citrix XenApp 6 and 7
  • Supports smart card authentication for secure environments
  • Includes HostExplorer for Windows IBM 3270, 5250, and VT emulation

OpenText Exceed - Features


As the highest performing PC X server on the market, Exceed allows business users to access to UNIX and Linux-based X Window applications from the comfort of their Windows desktop. For over 20 years, Exceed has been offering organizations options to reduce the complexity of their IT infrastructures. Gone are the days when Windows and expensive UNIX workstations had to share valuable office resources, Exceed cost-effectively replaces UNIX workstations. It improves user productivity through better data exchange among applications on different platforms,and streamlines business workflow.

As the leader in the PC X server market, Exceed continues to be the gold standard that others follow. With performance that is at least 10% faster than the closest competing solution, and with over 72% of the market share, Exceed is the de facto PC X server solution that 90% of Fortune 100 companies rely on. Whether they are designing automobiles or aircraft, accessing medical imagery, managing financial risks, or monitoring massive transit systems, Exceed is at the heart of the process.

To ensure tight integration with corporate security policies and industry regulations, Exceed is certified for Microsoft Windows Vista. It comes equipped with a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic module to ensure secure connections.


  • 10% faster than otherPC X server solutions on the market
  • Advanced performance tuner
  • Support for BackingStore and Limited Window Exposure
  • Built-in resource optimization

X Server

  • X11R7.4 compliant
  • Supports up to 254 clients
  • Supports up to 256 monitors and 8 screens
  • Multiple server visuals and color depth support
  • Supports advanced input devices, such as SpaceBall and SpacePilot
  • Native 64-bit support for Windows Vista


  • Supports SSH2
  • SSLv2/v3 & TLS and Kerberos support
  • Supports smart card solutions from ActivCard, Axalto and SafeNet Inc.
  • Standard X window host and user-based access


  • Microsoft Installer Technology support
  • Supports multiple profile locations
  • Supports LDAP corporate directories
  • Include integrated tools to customize MSI packages

Global Support

  • Localized for English, French, German, Spanish and Italian
  • Supports DBCS and Unicode (UTF-8) fonts
  • 49 international keyboard profiles


  • Compatible with Windows 7
  • Citrix Ready
  • Compliant with X11R7.4
  • Validated for FIPS 140-2

Exceed 3D

In the world of CAD/CAM engineering, manufacturing, geological exploration and advanced science, purpose-built applications use OpenGL-API delivering 3D visualization to users. Proper support for the OpenGL-API on an X server solution means those applications are rendered and displayed for users with the best possible accuracy and performance.

With Exceed 3D, a companion add-on solution to Exceed, engineers and designers can now access those complex 3D applications on Microsoft Windows desktops.

By leveraging the accerlerated capabilities of modern graphics cards, Exceed 3D helps organizations reduce operational costs by displacing expensive, high-end UNIX workstations with cost-effect Windows PCs.

Key Features

  • Add-on Product to Exceed 14
  • Support for X11R7.4
  • Native 64-bit support for Microsoft Windows x64 family and Windows 7
  • Support for GLX 1.4
  • 3D Overlay support
  • Multi-language support
  • Direct Rendering support
  • Support OpenGL 1.4 extensions in device drivers

Exceed XDK

Exceed XDK is the answer!
Exceed XDK, an add-on to Open Text Exceed and Open Text Exceed PowerSuite, is designed to allow developers port existing X applications from UNIX, Linux or VMS systems to the powerful Windows PC platforms with minimum reprogramming requirements. Enterprises will enjoy the benefit from the great reduction in the cost of software development and the shortened development cycle. Software companies can capitalize on market opportunities by quickly releasing software that is based on existing source codes.

Key features

  • Add-on product to Exceed 14 and Exceed PowerSuite 14
  • Native 64-bit support for Microsoft Windows x64 family and Windows 7
  • Support for X11R7.4
  • Xinerama extension support
  • Support for Microsoft Windows x64 family
  • Supports Motif 2.1.30
  • Improved local X clients performance
  • Supports Microsoft Visual .NET framework
  • X internationalization architecture
  • New sample programs

Exceed onDemand

High Performance

  • Ultra Low Bandwidth Usage
    Exceed onDemand delivers up to ninety percent more efficient in bandwidth usage than traditional X servers, thanks to the highly effective Thin X Protocol and the innovative architecture.
  • Selectable Image Compression
    Users can choose a level of image compression, from one that offers the highest image fidelity and accuracy, to one that delivers the most bandwidth savings. Users will find an option that is best suited for their application needs and performance expectations.
  • Intelligent Caching
    Frequently used fonts and images are persistently cached on user desktop machines as opposed to be repetitively downloaded. This mechanism ensures maximum efficiency and reduces redundant network traffic.
  • Shadow Window
    Improve the performance and reduce bandwidth consumption of drawingintensive X applications by handling 2D drawing requests on the server.
  • Cluster-enabled Architecture
    The cluster-enabled architecture of Exceed onDemand allows organizations to create a centralized infrastructure, letting more users securely access more 2D and 3D X Window applications, while maintaining optimal performance.
  • Support for 64-bit Architecture
    Both the Server and Client components of Exceed onDemand natively support the 64-bit architecture on selective platforms.

End-to-End Security

  • FIPS 140-2 Validated
    Exceed onDemand incorporated Hummingbird Cryptographic Module, a NIST validated cryptographic component on Windows platforms. Exceed onDemand also supports other FIPS 140-2 validated libraries that are available on the supported UNIX and Linux platforms.
  • Encryption with SSH and SSL
    Communication between user desktop computers and X application hosts can be secured and encrypted using a combination of SSL and SSH protocols.
  • Single-Sign-On with Kerberos Support
    Through the support for Kerberos and GSSAPI, Exceed onDemand Client grants Windows users transparent access to Exceed onDemand and remote resources without re-authentication. Single-sign-on can reduce password fatigue and help organizations improve compliance adherence.
  • PAM Support
    Exceed onDemand supports various backend authentication mechanism, including Pluggable Authentication Module, through which Exceed onDemand users can be authenticated against 3rd party authentication systems that have standard-based PAM libraries.

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OpenText Exceed - System Requirements

System Requirements


  • Hard drive space for typical installation: 100 MB
  • Minimum CPU requirements: Pentium 4
  • Operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Terminal Server edition, Citrix XenApp for Windows platforms.

Exceed 3D

Operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Terminal Server Edition, Citrix XenApp for Windows platforms

System requirements

  • Hard Drive space for typical installation: 7 MB
  • Minimum CPU requirements: Pentium 4
  • Exceed must be installed on the system

Exceed XDK

  • Hard drive space for typical installation: 17 MB
  • Minimum CPU requirements: Pentium 4
  • Exceed or Exceed PowerSuite must be installed on the system

Operating systems:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP SP2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Terminal Server edition
  • Citrix XenApp for Windows platforms

Exceed on Demand

Server System Requirements:

Windows Platforms

  • Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista SP1

UNIX/Linux Platforms

  • IBM AIX 5L 5.2 or later, Sun SPARC Solaris 8 or later, Sun x86 Solaris 9 or later; HP PA-UX 11.11 or later; Red Hat Linux 4 or later; SuSE Linux Enterprise 10 or later; Other Linux distributions with kernel 2.4 or later

Min. Memory: 256MB
Available Disk Space: 256MB

Client System Requirements:

Windows Platforms
  • Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista SP1

Linux Platforms

  • Red Hat Linux Enterprise Linux 4 or later; SuSE Linux Enterprise Linux 10 or later

IBM AIX Platform

  • IBM AIX 5L 5.2 or later

Min. Memory: 256MB
Available Disk Space: 10MB

Web Deployment Client Requirement:

Web Browser
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, or other java-enabled Web browsers

Web Server

  • Any

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