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I use Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and a guest running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

How can I share the clipboard between Windows Server 2008R2 and a guest running Ubuntu 12.04?


What protocols do I need to connect these machines? I'd like to press ctrl+c on Ubuntu, then press ctrl+v on Windows Server and copy text this way.

Nowdays I use WinSCP. So I create a file with the text and then copy this file. It is not easy and fast.

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closed as unclear what you're asking by Iain, Tim Howland, Scott Pack, mdpc, Ward Oct 11 '13 at 19:29

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Buffer between what?? – Chris S Oct 10 '13 at 13:07
between host system(Windows Server) and quest system (Linux). I can do it in Virtualbox. But i do not know how do it in Hyper-V. – novicegis Oct 10 '13 at 13:19
Are you talking about shared folders? – Matt Oct 10 '13 at 22:36
up vote 8 down vote accepted

I think you mean "clipboard", not buffer. If that's the case, no Hyper-V doesn't provide clipboard integration. You would have to connect to the machine over a protocol that supports the clipboard, like RDP or VNC.

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How to set mouse integration in Ubuntu? Is it real? – novicegis Oct 10 '13 at 13:43
You need to install Hyper-V Integration services, which isn't possible for Ubuntu. A third party option is needed. – DanBig Oct 10 '13 at 13:55
@danbig Given that all that stuff is available in the kernel these days, why is it not possible to install the hyper-v integration components in ubuntu? All that stuff was moved into the linux kernel some time ago. – TomTom Oct 14 '13 at 6:44

There is no way to "just create a buffer" between two VMs on top of Hyper-V (even when one of the VMs is the management OS, or host.) You can create a network between them that uses a shared buffer.

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