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N74jrw
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Enthusiast

Paste Login Password into Guest OS from Host

Hi,

Is there a way that I could copy/paste a password from a KeePass db on the host OS to the login screen of a guest OS? Right now, it doesn't work. Workstation 12, vmware tools are installed, guest isolation allows for copy/paste between the two. Both OS's are Windows 10 Enterprise 1607. The reason is because the password is very long and complex, too much so for typing.

Thanks

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bluefirestorm
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As far as I know, the Windows 10 password field (both the logon and unlock) does not allow copy/pasting by design (most likely due to security reasons).

Even if Windows 10 logon password field allows pasting, there is a chicken-and-egg situation here as the vmware tools -vmusr wouldn't be running yet until you log in.

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