You can disable a Connection Server instance to prevent users from logging in to their virtual or published desktops and applications. After you disable an instance, you can enable it again.

When you disable a Connection Server instance, users who are currently logged in to desktops and applications are not affected.

Your Horizon 7 deployment determines how users are affected by disabling an instance.

  • If this is a single, standalone Connection Server instance, users cannot log in to their desktops or applications. They cannot connect to Connection Server.
  • If this is a replicated Connection Server instance, your network topology determines whether users can be routed to another replicated instance. If users can access another instance, they can log in to their desktops and applications.


  1. In Horizon Administrator, select View Configuration > Servers.
  2. On the Connection Servers tab, select the Connection Server instance.
  3. Click Disable.
    You can enable the instance again by clicking Enable.