I have edited in the adv config the following at the VM level:
But I still can't copy and paste text at all. Any tips?
Power off the VM
Right-click on the VM and select Edit Settings
Select the VM Options tab and expand Advanced. Click on Edit Configuration next to Configuration Parameters.
Using the Name and Value fields at the bottom of the Configuration Parameters dialog box, add the following. Click on Add after each entry.
Name: isolation.tools.copy.disable, Value: false
Name: isolation.tools.paste.disable, Value: false
Power on the VM. You should now be able to paste and copy content from the clipboard to the VM and vice-versa.
OR - If you want to change the settings globally on an ESXi Host.
SSH into the ESXi Host.
Run vi /etc/vmware/config and do the following:
Press the [Insert] key on your keyboard and, using the arrows, go to the last line and press [Enter].
Type in the following.
vmx.fullpath = "/bin/vmx"
Save the file
Press [ESC] followed by the [:] key. Type wq and press [Enter] to commit the changes to disk.
What are you trying to copy\paste.
You're only able to copy\paste TEXT. Also, try the VMRC if you're having issues with the webclient.
I wrote a script that I use to help copy\paste into VMs in our DR bubble as they're not on our Network. I hope something here helps you.
# Copy File to VM (Person running this should have access within the Guest)
$vm = Get-VM XXX
Get-Item C:\Temp\XXXXXX.txt | Copy-VMGuestFile -Destination C:\Temp -VM $vm -LocalToGuest -GuestUser Administrator -GuestPassword PASSWORDHERE
mine isn't working as either. (6.5 U2) it was working fine until the last set of updates i ran on my hosts. now i cant copy and paste anything between the two. i have support, maybe i will contact them and get a solid answer.