VMware: Enable copy & paste in VMware Console for a VM


copy & paste is disabled by default in VMware vSphere.

If you want to enable copy & paste for a VM 2 parameters must be set:

isolation.tools.copy.disable =false
isolation.tools.paste.disable =false

These Parameter does not exist by default. Add it with the VMware vSphere Client or with the Webfrontend.

If you prefer the command line use PowerCli

get-VM "MyVM" | New-AdvancedSetting  -Name isolation.tools.copy.disable -Value false -Confirm:$false -Force
get-VM "MyVM" | New-AdvancedSetting  -Name isolation.tools.paste.disable -Value false -Confirm:$false -Force


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