Horizon Client communicates with a server, which acts as a broker between the client device and remote desktops and published applications. You enter credentials into Horizon Client, the server authenticates your credentials, and then the server finds the remote desktops and published applications that you are entitled to use.
Set the Certificate Checking Mode As a user, you can change how Horizon Client handles certificate checking. A certificate is a digital form of identification, similar to a passport or a driver's license. Server certificate checking occurs for connections between Horizon Client and a server. If you are unable to change modes, check with the administrator who may have disabled this feature for Horizon Client.
Connect to a Remote Desktop or Published Application To connect to a remote desktop or published application, you must provide the name of a server and supply credentials for your user account.
Use Unauthenticated Access to Connect to Published Applications If you have an Unauthenticated Access user account, you can log in to a server anonymously and connect to your published applications.
Log Off or Disconnect 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.
Disconnecting From a Server After you have finished using a remote desktop or published application, you can disconnect from the server.
Reconnecting to a Remote Desktop or Published Application For security purposes, a Horizon administrator can set timeouts that log you off a server and lock a published application after some period of inactivity.
Configure the Autoconnect Feature for a Remote Desktop You can configure a server to open a particular remote desktop automatically when you connect to that server. You cannot configure a server to open a published application automatically.
Hide the VMware Horizon Client Window You can hide the VMware Horizon Client window after you open a remote desktop or published application.
Create a Shortcut on the Windows Client Desktop or in the Start Menu You can create a shortcut for a remote desktop or published application. The shortcut appears on the client system's desktop, just like shortcuts for locally installed applications. You can also create a Windows Start menu shortcut.
Configure Shortcut Updates A Horizon administrator might configure Start menu or desktop shortcuts for certain remote desktops and published applications. You can configure whether changes made to remote desktop and published application shortcuts on the server are applied to the client system when you connect to the server.