I am just following up on this thread because this is still a very big problem to the people trying to use these Shared VM's on the network.
I found a workaround which is essentially Sharing a folder on the machine that needs to do the copy/paste back and forth but this is not the correct approach.
To clarify, the problem I am having this issue with is "Shared Virtual Machines". I am able to copy and paste just fine from my Host to Guest operating system for "NON-SHARED VM's".
I have tried Uninstalling VMWare Tools inside the Guest Operating System VM, rebooting, and then reinstalling but nothing has seemed to work.
I have also tried manually editing the .vmx file which also has not worked.
Shared VMs do not have the clipboard sharing feature!
When you share a virtual machine, you lose these features:
drag and drop
copy and paste
Ability to connect/redirect USB devices from the host to the virtual machine
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Not sure if there is a better way then to handle users remoting into the VM and controlling Permissions still.
That's nice about a Shared VM is the integrated Permissions and Roles. If I enable VNC the remoted in user can do anything they want to it.
I don't want users to be able to do anything with the Shared VM other than remote in and use it.