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.

Note:

The Windows key combination Ctrl+Alt+Del is not supported in remote desktops. To use the equivalent of pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del, click the Send Ctrl+Alt+Delete button in the menu bar. Alternatively, in most cases, you can press Ctrl+Alt+Insert.

Procedure

  • Disconnect from a remote desktop without logging off.

    Option

    Action

    From the remote desktop window

    Perform one of the following actions:

    • Click the Close button in the corner of the desktop window.

    • Select Options > Disconnect from the menu bar in the desktop window.

    From the desktop and application selector window

    The desktop and application selector window is open if you are entitled to multiple desktops or applications on the server. In the upper-left corner of the desktop selector window, click the Disconnect from this server icon and click Yes in the warning box.

    Note:

    A Horizon administrator can configure remote desktops to automatically log off when they are disconnected. In that case, any open programs 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 Options > Disconnect and Log Off.

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

  • Disconnect from a remote application.

    Option

    Action

    Disconnect from the application but not the server

    Quit the application in the usual manner, for example, click the Close button in the corner of the application window.

    Disconnect from the application and the server

    Perform one of the following actions:

    • In the upper-left corner of the application selector window, click the Disconnect from this server icon and click Yes in the warning box.

    • Right-click the Horizon Client icon in the system tray and select Quit.

    Close the application selector window but leave the application running

    Clicking the Close button only closes the application selector window.

  • Log off when you do not have a remote desktop open.

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

    1. Start Horizon Client, connect to the server that provides access to the remote desktop, and supply authentication credentials.
    2. Right-click the desktop icon and select Logoff.