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, click the Send Ctrl+Alt+Delete button in the menu bar. Alternatively, 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 remote desktop window.

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

    From the desktop and application selector window

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

    If you are entitled to multiple remote desktops or published applications on the server, the desktop and application selector window is open.

    Note:

    A Horizon administrator can configure remote desktops to log off when they are disconnected. In that 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 Options > Disconnect and Log Off.

    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 published application but not the server

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

    Disconnect from the published application and the server

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

    Close the application selector window, but leave the published application running

    Click the Close button. The application selector window closes.

  • 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 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 remote desktop icon and select Logoff.