Copy and Paste not Working in RDP: Quick & Easy Solutions

Struggling with copy-paste issues in Remote Desktop? Discover fast, effective fixes to get your clipboard working smoothly again

Updated: 18 May, 24 by Oliver K 3 Min

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If you need a bit more performance and administrator access then knowing about what is vps is a great solution. However, there is a recurring common issue that arrives many times when using a Windows server. When connecting to the server, the copy and paste not working. This tutorial will help you to solve this problem.

At times, the VPS server has a very noticeable issue on login, the copy-paste is not working, here you will diagnose and fix this problem by following the below-listed steps.

Enabling Clipboard Access on the Local Computer

Step 1: In the source computer (i.e. the computer that you are using to connect to the VPS), open Remote Desktop Protocol by typing RDP into the Windows search bar. in addition if you want to work with or practice with an RDP server then you can buy RDP with monovm.

Step 2: Click on Show options at the bottom right corner of the Remote Desktop Connection window and head over to the Local Resources tab.

[Remote Desktop Connection]

Step 3: Under Local devices and resources make sure that the Clipboard checkbox is checked like as seen in the following picture.

If the checkbox was unchecked, the aforementioned steps should fix the problem, however, if it persists, please move on to next part.

Enabling Clipboard Access on the Remote Desktop Server

If perevious steps didn’t fix the issue for you or the checkbox was already ticked, follow these steps. First, please login into your windows VPS with an account that has administrator-level access and follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open “task manager” by typing “taskmgr” in the Run window (i.e. opened by clicking windows key + R) and press enter. In the opened window, go to the “processes” tab and look for the “RDP Clipboard Monitor” process. In windows server 2008, it is named “rdpclip.exe”. Right-click on it and select end task.

Step 2: In the same task manager window, open the file menu and click on “Run new task”. Type “rdpclip” and press enter to run.

Now, your issue should be resolved, however, if it is not, you can always contact our support team and we will work with you to find a solution.

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We are seeing many of our user commented previously about this issue we are facing an issue with our system while working with a RDP Server i.e. RDP Clipboard/Windows RDP Copy Paste not working. So we hope that with the help of this simple tutorial guide; you were able to fix the copy/paste problem on your Windows Server. If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave them in the comment section down below.

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Copy and paste functionality may not work in remote desktop sessions if clipboard sharing is disabled in the Remote Desktop Connection settings or by group policy restrictions. Ensuring the clipboard is enabled in the RDP settings is crucial for this feature to work.

To copy from a remote desktop to a local machine, ensure that clipboard sharing is enabled in the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) settings before starting the session. This can be done by opening the RDC, clicking on "Show Options," going to the "Local Resources" tab, and ensuring the "Clipboard" option is checked. This allows you to copy and paste between the remote desktop and your local computer.

Oliver K

Oliver K

I’m Oliver k. I have MS degree in Computer Engineering. For nearly 5 years that I have been working on web programing and also in last 2 years I have worked on windows and Linux VPS. This is my honor to share my experiences with a new community.