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Gooose
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Copy and Paste

Hi,

Is it possible to copy and paste from a PC to a virtual machine.

I'm running ESX 4.1 (update 2) and understand that the default for this is to disable copy and paste.

Therefore, I have tried the following:

1) Adding the following entries to my virtual machine

  • isolation.tools.copy.disable – false
  • isolation.tools.paste.disable – false

Also made the following change to my ESX host by editing the config file in /etc/vmware

It is possible to copy and paste isn't it??

Thanks

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mikelane
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http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=102643...

It sounds like you have done everything right ... the Copy and Paste options are only enabled when the virtual machines restart or resume the next time or shutdown and power-on the VM for changes to take effect.

I assume that you have also restarted the VMs?

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Gooose
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Hi Mike, thanks for the response.

As you said, I did do everything correctly, however restarting the virtual machine did not resolve the matter.

You actually have to Power down and then power on the VM.

cheers fella

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