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January 7, 2011

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Clipboard Copy and Paste not possible in vSphere 4.1 Console connection

Hi,

I have done a lot of migration to VMware vSphere 4.1.  Everytime I bumb into the same issue: When I open a Console to a Virtual Machine and want to copy / paste some info into the Virtual Machine, it does not work anymore.

This because in vSphere 4.1 VMware has introducted one of the setting out of the Security Hardening guide for vSphere 4.0.  There ore 2 ways to bypass these settings:

  1. Use a RDP connection instead of a VMware Console connection to your Windows Machines and then the copy / paste still works (this is a best practice)
  2. Change the settings so copy / paste is allowed again.  Read this VMware KB Article
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