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Help on fixing clipboard in Remote Desktop under Windows 10 connected to Windows Server 2008

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We are working via Remote Desktop with our Windows 10 Pro PC connected to Windows Server 2008 R2 Stabdard.  The problem we face is that what we copy to our local clipboard, does copy to our remote server clipboard.  Yet if we connect to local VM or local computer the clipboard works.

What we have done so far:

In our computer:
taskkill.exe /F /IM rdpclip.exe
rdpclip.exe


In the remote server:
Set disabled "Do not allow clipboard redirection" Console (mmc)

Please advice what else to do.
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Question by:rayluvs
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by:Qlemo
ID: 41868232
I'm not clear about what you really want to do (and how a VM comes into play here). You do not want to use the clipboard for RDP?
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by:John Hurst
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You say both work. Is there an issue?
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by:John Hurst
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Also if you are trying to copy between host and guest, you would need something like VMware Tools installed.
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by:rayluvs
ID: 41868273
"I'm not clear about what you really want to do (and how a VM comes into play here). You do not want to use the clipboard for RDP?"

We want to copy from our local PC and paste at the server via RDP
VM is only to inform that RDP works under other connections.
Yes we do want to use clipboard for RDP

"You say both work. Is there an issue?"
"Also if you are trying to copy between host and guest, you would need something like VMware Tools installed."

The issue is that we cannot copy from our local PC and past to a remote server.
We are trying to copy guest (PC) to host (Server).
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by:John Hurst
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Do you have the equivalent of Tools installed. You need to do this to copy between guest and host.
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by:rayluvs
ID: 41868290
Yes, as our question indicates " Yet if we connect to local VM or local computer the clipboard works".  That is, we are currently using RDP to work with VMs and other computers within the office and clipboard works fine.

The problem occurs working with the server.
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rayluvs earned 0 total points
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Found the solution.  So for future members with the problem, here are the steps we did to successful copy from a local PC to a Remote computer as per our problem:

  • Run >> mmc
  • File menu >> Add/Remove Snap-in.
  • Click Group Policy Object under Available Stand-alone Snap-ins.
  • Click Add >> Finish >> Ok.
  • Left panel >> Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Terminal Services\Terminal Server\Device and Resource Redirection".
  • Select "Do not allow clipboard redirection" .
  • Right click >> Edit and select "disabled".
  • Do the same for User Configuration (left panel).
  • Finally, restart the server (the part we didn't do)

Note, even though in our question we already said we did "Do not allow clipboard redirection", we didn't do the User part nor the restart.
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by:Qlemo
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The default for RDP is to allow Clipboard Redirection. You are overriding something set elsewhere, hence.
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by:rayluvs
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... it wasn't as default in Windows Server so we set it; worked!
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by:Qlemo
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"not set" doesn't mean "active" in any way - neither off nor on. The setting is either derived from lower priority GPOs, or by the system default - which is "enabled" (GPO "off").
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by:rayluvs
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What we meant was that we set it to disabled and it worked.
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by:Qlemo
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That's clear. I just try to tell the issue results from somewhere else, and you might want to look for that (or leave as-is, which works for you).
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by:rayluvs
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Thanx
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by:rayluvs
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We chose our question since ot solved our specific Local PC to Remote Windows Server 2008 RDP connection.
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