when have opened a Remote Desktop Connection it sometimes happened that the clipboard stops working.
When you closing and reestablish the Remote Desktop Connection the clipboard functionally comes back.
But its also possible without closing the RDP Session:
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you have closed the command shell window in your Session or you want to start an additional cmd shell or program?
At the console start the task Manager by pressing Alt-Ctrl-Del respectively if you are in a Remote Desktop Session Press Alt-Ctrl-End.
Start Task Manager
VirtualBox offers a very powerful command inferface: vboxmanage. With vboxmanage you can create new virtual machine, add and modify harddisk and much more. All the things you could do in the GUI, and a lot more are also possible at command line. In this post I will create, modify, control and delete a complete virtual machine.
At the bottom of the post the whole script can be downloaded.
I used a debian linux system for my tests. To install the latest VirtualBox version use the following commands:
echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian wheezy contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
# Add Oracle Keyring
wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | apt-key add -
# Update repositories
# Install latest virtualbox version
apt-get -y install virtualbox-4.3
# Installing the Extentionpack for USB2 and RDP support
VBoxManage extpack install Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.3.6-91406.vbox-extpack
Tags: change uuid harddisk
, create virtual machine
, modify virtual machine
, vdi file