With some configurations, if you disconnect from a remote desktop without logging off, applications in the desktop can remain open. You can also disconnect from a server and leave remote applications running.

About this task

Even if you do not have a remote desktop open, you can log off of the remote desktop operating system. Using this feature has the same result as sending Ctrl+Alt+Del to the desktop and then clicking Log Off.

Procedure

  • Disconnect without logging off.

    Option

    Action

    Also quit Horizon Client

    Click the Close button in the corner of the window or select File > Quit from the menu bar.

    Choose a different remote desktop on the same server

    Select Desktop > Disconnect from the menu bar.

    Choose a remote desktop on a different server

    Select File > Disconnect from server from the menu bar.

    Note:

    Your administrator can configure your desktop to automatically log off when disconnected. In that case, any open programs in your desktop are stopped.

  • Log off and disconnect from a remote desktop.

    Option

    Action

    From within the desktop OS

    Use the Windows Start menu to log off.

    From the menu bar

    Select Desktop > Disconnect and Log off.

    If you use this procedure, files that are open on the remote desktop will be closed without being saved first.

  • Log off when you do not have a remote desktop open.
    1. From the Home screen with desktop shortcuts, select the desktop and select Desktop > Log off from the menu bar.
    2. If prompted, supply credentials for accessing the remote desktop.

    If you use this procedure, files that are open on the remote desktop will be closed without being saved first.