Copy and paste operations between the guest operating system and remote console are disabled by default. For a secure environment, retain the default setting. If you require copy and paste operations, you must enable them using the vSphere Web Client.

Turn off the virtual machine.

1

Find the virtual machine in the vSphere Web Client inventory.

a

To find a virtual machine, select a datacenter, folder, cluster, resource pool, or host.

b

Click the Related Objects tab and click Virtual Machines.

2

Right-click the virtual machine and click Edit Settings.

3

Select VM Options.

4

Click Advanced and click Edit Configuration.

5

Add or edit the following parameters.

Name

Value

isolation.tools.copy.disable

TRUE

isolation.tools.paste.disable

TRUE

These options override any settings made in the guest operating system’s VMware Tools control panel.

6

Click OK.