Remote Desktop | Clipboard


  • Hi All:

    I'm seeing an issue for a user that I've never encountered before.

    He's running Windows 7 Enterprise (x64) connecting to a Windows 7 Ultimate machine (x86/x64 unknown). When his Remote Desktop client is configured to share the clipboard, the clipboard completely breaks while the session is open.

    He can't copy/paste from local -> remote, remote -> local... He can't even copy/paste local -> local! Once the remote session is disconnected, copy/paste from local -> local returns to normal immediately.

    Has anyone experienced this? Let me know what additional detail I can provide.




    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:40 PM


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  • No policy inolved?

    Do not allow clipboard redirection

    Specifies whether to prevent the sharing of Clipboard contents (Clipboard redirection) between a remote computer and a client computer during a Remote Desktop Services session.

    You can use this setting to prevent users from redirecting Clipboard data to and from the remote computer and the local computer. By default, Remote Desktop Services allows Clipboard redirection.

    If the status is set to Enabled, users cannot redirect Clipboard data.

    If the status is set to Disabled, Remote Desktop Services always allows Clipboard redirection.

    If the status is set to Not Configured, Clipboard redirection is not specified at the Group Policy level. However, an administrator can still disable Clipboard redirection by using the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration tool.

    At least Windows XP Professional or Windows Server 2003 family

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    Thursday, October 13, 2011 3:24 AM
  • The method outlined in the link did not work.

    I am running Windows 8.  I recently had to perform a system image restore.  The remote desktop clipboard was working before the image restore.

    After the image was restored, the remote desktop clipboard stopped working.

    When you CTRL-C in the remote desktop window and then go back to your own desktop to paste the clipboard, there is nothing pasted.  Performing this operation vice versa doesn't work either.

    The remote desktop keeps its own clipboard while the local desktop keeps its own clipboard...essentially, having two clipboards.

    How do we get it working back to how it was before the image restore?


    Monday, July 29, 2013 11:03 PM