When multi-session mode is enabled for a published application, you can use multiple sessions of the same published application when you log on to the server from different client devices.

For example, if you open a published application in multi-session mode on client A, and then open the same published application on client B, the published application remains open on client A and a new session of the published application opens on client B. By comparison, when multi-session mode is disabled (single-session mode), the published application session on client A disconnects and reconnects on client B.

The multi-session mode feature has the following limitations.

  • Multi-session mode does not work for applications that do not support multiple instances, such as Skype for Business.
  • If the application session is disconnected while you are using a published application in multi-session mode, you are logged off automatically and any unsaved data is lost.

Prerequisites

A Horizon administrator must enable multi-session mode for the application pool. Users cannot modify the multi-session mode for a published application unless a Horizon administrator allows it. See Setting Up Published Desktops and Applications in Horizon 7. This feature requires Horizon 7 version 7.7 or later.

Procedure

  1. Connect to a server.
  2. Tap the Option menu in the upper-left corner of the desktop and application selection window.
  3. Expand the Advanced section and then expand the Multi-Launch section.
    If no published applications are available to use in multi-session mode, the Multi-Launch option does not appear.
  4. Select the published applications that you want to use in multi-session mode.
    If a Horizon administrator has enforced multi-session mode for a published application, you cannot change this setting.