Unable to get clipboard working to vsphere remote console.

I am having challenges getting copy/paste to work with vcenter 6.5 web client remote console. Vcenter is 6.5 U1e, Host is esxi 6.5 Dell custom release U1.

The following lines have been added to the .vmx file.

isolation.tools.paste.disable = "false"
isolation.tools.copy.disable = "false"
isolation.tools.setGUIOptions.enable = "true"
isolation.tools.dnd.disable = "false"

The VM was rebooted.
VM is a Windows Server 2008 R2

I also added the following lines to the etc/vmware/config file on the host.

vmx.fullpath = "/bin/vmx"
isolation.tools.copy.disable="FALSE"
isolation.tools.paste.disable="FALSE"

and the host was rebooted.

Still unable to copy text from a file on the remote console to my PC.

Need a little help here from someone smarter than me.
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Bill HerdeOwnerAsked:
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Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure  Engineer  Commented:
Hi,

First you should use the VMRC plugin in your browser.

Download Plugin

Then you add this to your host.

Open the /etc/vmware/config file using a text editor.

Add these entries to the file:
vmx.fullpath = "/bin/vmx"
isolation.tools.copy.disable="FALSE"
isolation.tools.paste.disable="FALSE"

Then in the VM you only add these entries:

isolation.tools.copy.disable      FALSE
isolation.tools.paste.disable      FALSE

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Bill HerdeOwnerAuthor Commented:
I will check out the plugin when I get back to the office monday.  That is probably the missing piece!
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Bill HerdeOwnerAuthor Commented:
Interesting....  I had vmware remote console installed, but there is no link in vcenter.  I have an icon for the web console only.  Same in firefox and chrome.  Dug up the old IE and same there too.  I recall this working before, but did not notice when it went away.  Installing latest verion of console program did not help.  Going to try R&R next.  

Did I ever mention how much I love this web interface???
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Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure  Engineer  Commented:
Well I hated.

Have you try the HTML5 version?? Do you have the same issue?
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Bill HerdeOwnerAuthor Commented:
I am in vcenter 6.5 U1e, so there is no html5 version yet.
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Bill HerdeOwnerAuthor Commented:
I removed all the old vsphere and vcenter plugins, and reinstalled just the new one.  Now I do not get the link displayed to use the vmware remote console, but a little gear appears in the corner of the console preview.  And there it is!, and it works!  Thanks to all.
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Bill HerdeOwnerAuthor Commented:
The vmware remote console plugin was the missing piece, and it must be updated if previous versions are installed.  I had so many previous versions stacked in there it required some uninstalling, but at the end of the day, it is working and I can move forward.  Thanks again.
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Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure  Engineer  Commented:
Hi Bill,

In version 6.5 html5 we client is already available as "vSphere Client (HTML5) - partial functionality"

But glad that issue is finally fixed.

Luciano Patrao
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