Not able to copy/paste text between RDP sessions in Windows 7

Posted on 2010-11-25
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Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have a Windows 7 Ultimate PC which I connect to via RDP from all over the country.
This is just upgraded from Vista where I used to have the ability of copy and pasting text and links between two the local pc and my remote workstation.
After upgrading to Win 7 this is no longer possible.

I must admit that I also was going from Panda Managed Office Protection Antivirus to Trend Micro so I don't know if this could be an issue.
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by:Matt Davies
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Under OPtions for your rdp connection check local resources tab - Is  Clipboard Checked?

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yes it is checked

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as far as i know this is only implemented from vista. so if you are trying to do it from a previous os it will not work.
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by:Matt Davies
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Just tested it here using an XP client and it should work with no issues XP to win7 and viceversa.

I know it sounds stupid but does cut and paste work OK on the workstation when logged in locally? I have seen the clipboard pack up until the next reboot when windows has a resource issue.

In terms of AV clients I would think that if the connection is OK then its a local operation in RDP which AV normally allows.

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Forgot to add using RDP 6.1.7600 which is the latest version for XP

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