You might need to reset a remote desktop if the desktop operating system stops responding and restarting the remote desktop does not solve the problem. Resetting published applications quits all open applications.
About this task
Resetting a remote desktop is the equivalent of pressing the Reset button on a physical PC to force the PC to restart. Any files that are open on the remote desktop are closed and are not saved.
Resetting published applications is the equivalent of quitting the applications without saving any unsaved data. All open published applications are closed, even applications that come from different RDS server farms.
You can reset a remote desktop only if a Horizon administrator has enabled the desktop reset feature for the desktop.
For information about enabling the desktop reset feature, see the Setting Up Virtual Desktops in Horizon 7 or Setting Up Published Desktops and Applications in Horizon 7 document.
- To reset a remote desktop, use the Reset Desktop command.
From within the desktop OS
Selectfrom the menu bar.
From the desktop and application selector window
Right-click the desktop icon and select Reset Desktop.
- To reset published applications, use the Reset button in the desktop and application selector window.
- Click the Settings button (gear icon) in the menu bar.
- Select Applications in the left pane, click the Reset button in the right pane, and click OK.
When you reset a remote desktop, the operating system in the remote desktop reboots and Horizon Client disconnects and logs off from the desktop. When you reset published applications, the applications quit.
What to do next
Wait an appropriate amount of time for system startup before attempting to reconnect to the remote desktop or published application.