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Copy & Paste

Overview

The purpose of this page is to provide an description of the standard workflow for copying and pasting with NetConnect.

NetConnect provides a configurable option to allow basic text to be copied into and out of a RDP application. In order to achieve this NetConnect makes an in-session clipboard available, this clipboard can be interacted with and essentially acts as bridge between a users local PC and their remote session. This clipboard can be called up by clicking the clipboard icon in the control strip.

Note, this feature does not allow for formatted, rich text transfer and is restricted to basic text only.

Requirements

In order to use copy & paste within a NetConnect session, the Clipboard Redirection feature must be enabled on the specific application. 

How to use Copy and Paste

Local workstation into remote session

To copy from a local workstation to a remote session, user will need to follow the “Copy, Paste, Paste” approach. Specifically:

  • Copy the required text on the local machine
  • Open the Control Strip within the remote session and click on ‘Clipboard’ icon
  • Paste text into the remote session clipboard and minimise or close the clipboard window
  • Paste the text into Remote session application
Out of a remote session to a local workstation

For Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari, to copy text from the remote session to the local workstation, users can simply copy & paste as they typically would:

  • Highlight and Copy the text within the remote session
  • Paste the text into the local machine

For Internet Explorer, users will again need to follow the “Copy,Paste,Paste” approach:

  • Copy the required text on remote machine
  • Open the Control Strip within the remote session and click on ‘Clipboard’ icon
  • Paste text into the remote session clipboard and minimise or close the clipboard window
  • Paste into local machine

Additional Options

The above behavior can be streamlined for Internet Explorer and Chrome by making some small, browser-side adjustments. If you wish to implement these changes they will need to be made on individual workstations, either manually or via group policy adjustments.

Enable Programmatic Clipboard Access within Internet Explorer

By enabling Programmatic Clipboard Access within Internet Explorer, users will be able to copy in and out of their remote session without calling up the clipboard from the control strip. Follow the below steps to enable this feature:

 

Click on the Tools menu with Internet Explorer and select ‘Internet Options

Open the ‘Security‘ tab and click on ‘Custom Settings

Scroll down to the ‘Scripting’ section, locate ‘Allow Programmatic clipboard access’, select ‘Enable’ and click ‘OK’

Restart Internet Explorer.

Add the Clipboard Permission Manager extension within Chrome

By installing the Clipboard Permission Manager extension within Chrome, users will be able to copy in and out of their remote session without calling up the clipboard from the control strip. Click the below link to install this extention into Chrome:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/clipboard-permission-mana/ipbhneeanpgkaleihlknhjiaamobkceh?hl=en

Once installed, click on the extenstion and allow access to your NetConnect URL

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Updated on February 11, 2019

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