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 published applications running.

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.

Note: The Windows key combination Ctrl+Alt+Del is not supported in remote desktops. To use the equivalent of pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del, select Connection > Send Ctrl-Alt-Del from the menu bar.

Alternatively, you can press Fn-Control-Option-Delete on an Apple keyboard.

Procedure

  • Disconnect from a remote desktop without logging off.
    Option Action
    Disconnect and quit Horizon Client
    1. Click the Close button in the corner of the window or select File > Close from the menu bar.
    2. Select VMware Horizon Client > Quit VMware Horizon Client from the menu bar.
    Disconnect and remain in Horizon Client Click the Disconnect button in the toolbar or select Connection > Disconnect from the menu bar.
    Note: A Horizon administrator can configure remote desktops to automatically log off when they are disconnected. In that case, any open applications in the remote 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 Connection > Log Off from the menu bar.

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

  • Disconnect from a published application.
    Option Action
    Disconnect from the server and leave the application running Perform one of the following actions:
    • Click the Disconnect from Server button in the left side of the toolbar in the desktop and application selection window.
    • Select File > Disconnect from Server from the menu bar.
    Close the application and disconnect from the server
    1. Quit the application in the usual manner, for example, click the Close button in the corner of the application window.
    2. Click the Disconnect from Server button in the left side of the toolbar in the desktop and application selection window or select File > Disconnect from Server from the menu bar.
  • Log off when you do not have a remote desktop open.
    If you use this procedure, files that are open on the remote desktop are closed without first being saved.
    Option Action
    From the Home window
    1. Double-click the server shortcut and supply credentials.

      These credentials might include RSA SecurID credentials and credentials for logging in to the desktop.

    2. Select the desktop and select Connection > Log Off from the menu bar.
    From the desktop and application selection window Select the desktop and select Connection > Log Off from the menu bar.