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How to enable copy&paste in VMWARE when connected with console to the vm’s

In vmware you can’t copy&paste when connected to the virtual machine from the console. in order to enable it :

  • Browse to the virtual machine in the vSphere Client inventory.
  • Turn the VM off.
  • Right-click the virtual machine and click Edit Settings.
  • Select VM Options.
  • Click Advanced and click Edit Configuration.
  • Ensure that the following values are in the Name and Value columns, or add them.
    Name Value
    isolation.tools.copy.disable false
    isolation.tools.paste.disable false
    isolation.tools.setGUIOptions.enable true
    These options override any settings made in the guest operating system’s VMware Tools control panel.
  • Click OK.

in order to disable this feature you need to change the values:


  • Name Value
    isolation.tools.copy.disable true
    isolation.tools.paste.disable true
    isolation.tools.setGUIOptions.enable false

Good Luck

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