Thursday, September 6, 2012

No pasting in Remote Desktop sessions?

You're trying to copy/paste from a Remote Desktop session and it is not working... Do you then open your web-based email provider to email yourself that long script from the server? If so you're doing it wrong!

The quick fix for when Windows' Remote Desktop's "copy/paste" capabilities stop working is to kill the "RDPCLIP.EXE" process and run it again.

But if you're using another remote-desktop-like system that doesn't have this feature or stops working for other reason, my favorite tool is PiratePad (if the copying/pasting object is simple text, that is). Simply put it gives you a collaboration surface that you can leave open in multiple machines. There's no account to create, no login to worry about, etc.