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Copy and Paste from desktop to remote console.

sara2000
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Expert out there, We have Vmware v 6.7. How do I copy and paste from my desktop while I am logged into Vmware remote console?
It does not work for me.
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Enterprise Business Process Architect
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To copy and paste between the guest operating system and remote console, you must enable copy and paste operations using the vSphere Client.

1 Log into a vCenter Server system using the vSphere Client and select the virtual machine.

2 On the Summary tab, click Edit Settings.

3 Select Options -> Advanced -> General and click Configuration Parameters.

4 Click Add Row and type the following values in the Name and Value columns.

5 Click OK to close the Configuration Parameters dialog box, and click OK again to close the Virtual Machine Properties dialog box.

6 Restart the virtual machine.

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Can we do it via VMtools without power down? or Can we do it to all VMs at once?
Darrell PorterEnterprise Business Process Architect
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To the best of my knowledge, no and no.  This is by design as a security measure.
Hello ThereSystem Administrator
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You can enable it at the Host level for all VMs running on the Host.
Open the /etc/vmware/config file and add:
vmx.fullpath = "/bin/vmx"
isolation.tools.copy.disable="FALSE"
isolation.tools.paste.disable="FALSE"

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