Customizing Client UI message strings

You can customize the Client UI message strings. It is possible to alter the English text output and also to change any of the localizable string translations by using the XLAT files for the Client UI. The Client UI XLAT files default location for a 64-bit machine is C:\Program Files (x86)\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client\BESLib\Reference.

Proceed as follows:
  1. Locate the file named <lang>.xlat under C:\Program Files (x86)\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client\BESLib\Reference where <lang> is the identifier of the language you want to address (e.g. ITA ).
  2. Browse C:\Program Files (x86)\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client\BESLib\Reference\<lang>.xlat and identify the line with the translation string that you want to modify.
  3. Save this line with the modified translation into C:\Program Files (x86)\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client\__BESData\__UISupport\_brand<lang>.xlat.
  4. Restart the BigFix client.
Note: The file C:\Program Files (x86)\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client\BESLib\Reference\ENU.xlat (English xlat) is empty. However, you can follow the procedure described above by looking for the English strings in any of the other language files.
Note: After the upgrade to Version 10, you need to align the English strings of the custom XLAT files to the ones of the upgraded C:\Program Files (x86)\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client\BESLib\Reference\<lang>.xlat files.