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Clipboard (Copy and Paste) when remoting from Win 7

  1. #1


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    Win 7/8

    Clipboard (Copy and Paste) when remoting from Win 7


    Hello all,

    I searched the threads and could not find a related question. When remoting from a Windows 7 machine to a Windows 8 machine copy and paste do not function. I restarted the RDPClip service on both machines, this can be replicated on multiple machines (this is in work environment).

    We are going to be deploying Windows 8 company-wide once we get little issues such as this sorted out. I'm curious whether something changed that might need to be implemented with our group policy. We did not have an issue with this before so it's definitely specific to OS.

    Any help or suggestions appreciated!

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    What features of Windows 8 does your company find desirable that led to the decision to deploy it company wide?

    I was able to paste from 7 to 8 through RDP.

    Did you check the settings in the Remote Desktop Connection program(Win7) under Local Resources. I think you'll need Clipboard checked.
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    Posts : 2
    Win 7/8


    To be honest I'm against it! I'm not a huge fan of Windows 8, I use it on my HTPC (and work laptop) which it does just fine but personally prefer Windows 7.

    Clipboard is enabled on both machines, I'm guessing something might need to be set server side that wasn't necessary with Windows 7.
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Clipboard (Copy and Paste) when remoting from Win 7
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