Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Does your copy paste stops working with remote desktop? Hers is the solution...


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! Smile