6.5. Logging Out of Desktop Sessions

How to end a desktop session varies slightly according which protocol, RDP or VRDP, is used to establish the session. With either protocol, a user can log out by clicking the X button on the Sun Ray Windows connector toolbar at the top of the screen. The toolbar is hidden until the mouse pointer is moved to the top of the screen.

Figure 6.11. The Sun Ray Windows Desktop Connector Toolbar

Screen capture showing the Sun Ray Windows Desktop connector toolbar.

The Windows Start menu shows slightly different logout options depending on whether VRDP or MS-RDP is used, as shown in the following figure.

Figure 6.12. Start Menus

Screen captures of the Start menu in VRDP showing the Log Off and Turn Off Computer options, and the Start menu in MS-RDP showing the Log Off and Disconnect options.

The user can also log out by clicking the Log Off button in the Start menu.

The VRDP Start menu has a Turn Off Computer button, which shuts the virtual desktop down. This option requires a full boot sequence the next time the user logs in.

The RDP Start menu has a Disconnect button instead. This option logs the user out of Windows and the Oracle VDI desktop session, but it does not shut down the virtual machine. This option does not require a full boot sequence the next time the user logs in.