I am unable to copy and paste between my desktop a remote desktop session even though Clipboard is enable under local resources in the Mstsc.exe
I'm on a Windows XP SP3 connected to Server 2003.
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When you run
mstsc.exe (the client), go into options and go to the Local Resources tab. Ensure "Clipboard" is selected in the "Local devices and resources" group.
If you have a pre-defined
.rpd file, right click to edit and get the options, then ensure you save the file to persist any updates.
Also check that clipboard integration is not disabled on the server. I'm not sure that a normal user can check this, but with suitable rights it is easy. On the server in Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration (or Terminal Services ... on older Windows versions) select properties for the connection and the Client Settings tab allows various client integration functions to be disabled (checking the checkbox disables the feature).
EDIT: Thanks to @Sergy for reminding me that clipboard integration can also be disabled on the server.
If copy paste is enabled both in the server and the remote desktop connection but still doesn't work, the following works for me (taken from here):
Do the following on the remote machine:
I had similar issue. There was no change in any settings but this problem was faced by few users on my RDP server. What i did to fix the issue was I went to Start>Administrative Tools>Remote Desktop Services>Remote Desktop Services Manager Right clicked on the user with copy-paste issue and clicked reset. Logged in again with RDP and the copy-paste function was working again.
If you're using Remote Desktop Manager to manage a group of RDP connections, make sure that for the individual connection, the resources tab isn't overwritten by the "inherit from parent" checkbox.
If you happen to have Administrative credentials to the remote machine and it's accessible over the LAN, don't forget about the good ol
\\hostname\C$ hidden share. You can use this to transfer files to/from the remote host.
Restart RDP Clip Monitor process on both hosts. You can do this by following the below steps:
Open windows run command (Windows Key + R).
Hit below command
Taskkill.exe /im rdpclip.exe
It should start the process again and the clipboard should start working again now.
You can also check:
GPO (local or domain):
Local Computer Policy - Computer Configuration - Policies - Administrative Templates - Windows Components - Terminal Services - Terminal Server - Device and Resource Redirection
Do not allow clipboard redirection
Remote Desktop Connection > Options > Select checkbox "Clipboard"