If you disconnect from a remote desktop without logging off, applications in the remote desktop might remain open. You can also disconnect from a server and leave published applications running.

You can log off from a remote desktop even if you do not have the remote desktop open. This feature has the same result as sending Ctrl+Alt+Del to the remote desktop and then clicking Log Off.

Note:

The Windows key combination Ctrl+Alt+Del is not supported in remote desktops. Instead, select Connection > Send Ctrl-Alt-Del from the menu bar. Alternatively, 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 a remote desktop to log off when it is disconnected. In this case, any open applications in the remote desktop are closed.

  • Log off and disconnect from a remote desktop.

    Option

    Action

    From within the remote desktop

    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 are closed without being saved first.

  • Disconnect from a published application.

    Option

    Action

    Disconnect from the server and leave the published 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 published application and disconnect from the server

    1. Quit the published 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.

    2. Select the remote desktop and select Connection > Log Off from the menu bar.

    From the desktop and application selection window

    Select the remote desktop and select Connection > Log Off from the menu bar.