i dont like the "new" Feature in Windows 2008 R2. We had some Terminalserver and there Work a lot of Users. If the User anable the Clipboard Funktion in his Remote Desktop Connection, the user can copy a file from the RDP Connection to his local Computer and the other way arround.

I search a possibility to copy & paste (only Text/Pictures) between the RDP Connection and the local Machine like Windows 2003 and no Files.

Andybody an Idea.

Thanks Greetings from Germany

  • Hmm, this isn't exactly a "new" feature in 2008 R2 - it's been around since at least 2003 – Mark Henderson Dec 26 '11 at 19:26

Apparently there is no file transfer only text and pictures... I feel sorry for the misunderstanding must have on my bad English are.


I have found a Workaround vor my self, its possibile to change the exe file that is responsible for the copy & paste between the RDP Connection and the local Computer. take the rdpclip.exe from a older Version (Windows 2003) and copy it in the new Windows 2008 R2 c:\Windows\System32\

before you do it, you have to be the owner of the original exe file otherwise its not possibil to remove the original file. i hope anybody can help this


As a workaround, you could enable drive mapping on the RDP client, then the terminal server could see the client's C:\ drive (and/or other drives), and you could move files around that way...


you can actually copy files between remote desktops, but it requires allowing "mounting of remote disks" during connection time. It's off by default.

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