Copy and Paste problem between local and remote computer during Remote Desktop connection?

Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection

Okie. We use the remote desktop connection everyday and we all know that we need to enable “Clipboard” option in “Local Resources” in RPP to support copy/paste between local machine and remote. But sometimes, this copy/paste thing suddenly stop working and you will end up keep on disconnecting and connecting the remote desktop connection again and again.

Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Resource Clipboard

Sound familiar? I want to share the solution that works for me. When you got this copy/paste issue, you open up the task manager, kill the rdpclip.exe under your name. Then you can run rdpclip.exe again from Task manager or commandline. After that, you can try to copy/paste again. Let me know if it doesn’t work for you.

Windows Task Manager

Finally, Windows 8 is on VM

Windows 8

Do you guys manage to install Windows 8 on VMWare Player (Version: 3.1.4 build-385536) or VMWare Workstation? I’m trying to install “Windows Developer Preview (Apps and Tool)” that I downloaded from MSDN on VMWare since this morning and I keep on getting the error after seeing the very first screen.

Windows 8 on VMWare : vcpu-0:NOT_IMPLEMENTED vmcore/vmm/intr/apic.c:1903

I couldn’t find any solution so as other suggested, I tried installing it on VirtualBox that other said it works for them. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work for me.  I was almost giving up but then, Wait! there is no Windows 8 in the OS Type combo box so I chose “Other Windows”. I think it might be the cause of the error.

Status: 0xc0000225
Info: An unexpected error has occured

then, I decided to choose a few options and I found that “Windows Xp (64bit)” works great for me. One more thing: Don’t forget to set the hard disk space more than 12 GB (The default one is 10GB which doesn’t meet the requirement of Windows 8.)

Finally, I managed to install Windows 8 on virtual machine. Da da!! The most interesting thing for me is that it has Visual Studio 11,  Microsoft Expression Blend 5 and Metro style app development.. of course! :)

Edit: Tim who is currently working for VMWare and is also our lead writer in our book “Windows Phone 7 in action” shared me this link “VMware Workstation 8 running Windows 8!”.

UPDATE: Windows 8 on VMWare Player 4.

VMWare released VMWare Player 4 that supports Windows 8.

Update: Windows 8 (64 bits) on VMWare Player 4.0.1

It happened to me to install Windows 8 on VM again today and installing of Windows 8 was never been easy.

Here is the error that I got.

File: wd01000.sys OR msrpc.sys OR etc
Status: 0xc0000017
Error Message : Windows failed to load because a required file is missing, or corrupt.

I was experiencing here and there and finally, I found this post “[Guide]Install Windows 8 on VMware Workstation with VMware Tools” which saves my day.

The important trick is that you need to select “I will install the operation system later” option . And then mount the ISO to the DVD of VM later to install the OS.

Download – Windows 8 Developer Preview

Windows 8 Developer preview was released at “Build 2011” event. The event video was broadcasting live at www.buildwindows.com for those who couldn’t made it to the event. I watched it live last night and I would say that Windows 8 is impressive.. Now, we can download both operation system and developer tools from the link below. I’m downloading them and will discuss with you guys later after installing it.

Download Links