You can log off from a remote desktop operating system, even if you do not have a desktop open in Horizon Client.

If you are currently connected to and logged in to a remote desktop, you can use the Windows Start menu to log off. After Windows logs you off, the desktop is disconnected.

Note: Any unsaved files that are open on the remote desktop are closed during the logoff operation.


  • Obtain the credentials that you need to log in, such as Active Directory user name and password, RSA SecurID user name and passcode, or RADIUS authentication user name and passcode.
  • If you have not logged in at least once, become familiar with the procedure Connect to a Remote Desktop or Application.


  1. On the Servers tab, tap the server shortcut.
  2. If prompted, supply your RSA user name and passcode, your Active Directory user name and password, or both.
  3. On the All tab, tap and hold the desktop shortcut until the context menu appears.
    If the desktop is a favorite, you can also perform this step on the Favorites tab.
  4. Tap Log Off in the context menu.

What to do next

Tap the back arrow in the upper-left corner of the Horizon Client screen, or the Disconnect icon in the upper-right corner of the Horizon Client screen, and tap Log Out to disconnect from the server.