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How to Enable Copy / Paste on Windows server


Feb, 18

In this guide, you will be able to enable the copy paste feature of Windows VPS. You must enable this feature on both client Remote Desktop Connection utility and Windows server.

How to Enable Copy / Paste on Windows server

A) Enabling this feature in Remote Desktop Client

To check whether the feature is enabled in the Remote Desktop Client, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open Remote Desktop application from your local Windows computer and click on options as you can see in the following image

How to Enable Copy / Paste on Windows VPS

Step 2: Click on the Local Ressources tab and select Clipboard option, you can do it by hitting its tickbox.


B) Enabling this feature on the Windows server

To enable this feature on the Windows server, you must restart the clipboard process on the Windows server. To do this, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the task manager in server. To open it, type taskmgr in the startup menu.
Step 2: Click the local ressources tab and find the rdpclip.exe process in the list, click on it and hit the end process button as shown in the pictures below.


Step 3: Click the application tab, then click on New Process . Type rdpclip and then click "OK."


Congratulations! You have learned how to enable Copy / Paste on Windows server.

If you are facing any problem with the steps, feel free to comment here. We will help you to solve the issue.


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2019 Apr 10, 09:04:29

Really amazing post with much helpful information. Thank you very much for writing great stuff for us.

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