A very annoying occurrence that I sometimes suffer is when all of a sudden the copy and paste function stops working when I am connected to a remote machine.
Turns out the problem is coming from a little process called rdpclip.
Rdpclip (remote desktop clipboard) is responsible for managing a shared clipboard between your local host and the remote desktop (the process runs on the remote machine not your local host).
So here is the solution:
On the remote machine-
- Use Task Manager to kill the rdpclip.exe process
- Run rdpclip.exe to restart it
Or alternatively, Create a batch file with the following command and run it when this happens:
Taskkill.exe /im rdpclip.exe
Hope this helps!