by Njål

Fix Remote Desktop Copy/Paste Problem

Sometimes copy/paste functionality stops working between client and server over remote desktop. One way to fix this is to log off and on the remote machine. This can be a pain in the a** if you have a lot of windows and applications open.

Instead, goto Windows Task Manager (Shift + Ctrl + Esc) and kill the  rdpclip.exe process. Then start it up again (Start -> Run -> rdpclip.exe).

Voila – copy / paste between the server and local machine should work like a charm again!

This applies for Windows 2003, Windows 2008 , Windows 2008 R2.

  • http://NA Alex2061

    You can run the following commands on your remote machine one by one.

    Taskkill.exe /im rdpclip.exe

    This is a temporary fix, alternately you can use an online copy paste tool, its great.