You might need to restart a remote desktop if the desktop operating system stops responding. Restarting a remote desktop is the equivalent of the Windows operating system restart command. The desktop operating system usually prompts you to save any unsaved data before it restarts.

You can restart a remote desktop only if a Horizon administrator has enabled the desktop restart feature for the desktop.

For information about enabling the desktop restart feature, see the Setting Up Virtual Desktops in Horizon 7 or Setting Up Published Desktops and Applications in Horizon 7 document.


  • Obtain login credentials, such as an Active Directory user name and password, RSA SecurID user name and passcode, or RADIUS authentication user name and passcode.
  • If you have not logged in at least once, become familiar with the procedure Connect to a Remote Desktop or Application.


  1. Tap Servers (cloud icon) at the bottom of the window and tap the server icon to connect to the server.
  2. If prompted, supply your RSA user name and passcode, your Active Directory user name and password, or both.
  3. Touch and hold the desktop name until the context menu appears.
  4. Tap Restart in the context menu.
    Restart is available only if the status of the desktop is such that the action can be taken.


The operating system in the remote desktop reboots and Horizon Client disconnects and logs off from the desktop.

What to do next

Wait an appropriate amount of time for system startup before you attempt to reconnect to the remote desktop.

If restarting the remote desktop does not solve the problem, you might need to reset the remote desktop. See Reset a Remote Desktop or Remote Applications.