I have a few VMs with the ZApp installed on them by the team that manages our network. My only access to these machines are remotely via RDP. Unless I am connected to a VM via RDP, zscaler is not ‘connected’ so accessing internet resources does not work. I have a few user services running that depend on being able to access the internet. Based on the logs, zscaler detects user events and exits.
2021-01-26 17:00:16.279658(-0500)[12624:17312] INF User session switch: SessionLock 2021-01-26 17:00:16.405654(-0500)[12624:17312] INF User session switch: RemoteDisconnect 2021-01-26 17:00:16.406656(-0500)[12624:17312] INF Performing exit clean up ......
So SSH. If the built-in Windows SSH server was enabled, and a user connected, would Zscaler see that and ‘connect’?