You can configure group policy settings to control which clipboard formats are permitted when users copy and paste data during PCoIP and VMware Blast sessions. This feature is useful if you need to restrict copy and paste operations for security reasons.

You can configure clipboard format restrictions based on the direction of the copy and paste operation. For example, you can configure one set of policies for data copied from client systems to remote desktops, and another set of policies for data copied from remote desktops to client systems.

For PCoIP sessions, the group policy settings for filtering clipboard content are in the PCoIP group policy template file, pcoip.adm See PCoIP Clipboard Settings. For VMware Blast sessions, the group policy settings for filtering clipboard content are in the VMware Blast group policy template file, vdm_blast.adm file. See VMware Blast Policy Settings. These group policy settings apply only to Horizon Agent, and only to version 7.0.2 and later.

Clipboard Format Filtering Examples

The following examples show how you can use group policy settings to filter clipboard formats during copy and paste operations.

  • To filter out images for non-Microsoft Office applications, such as Wordpad, when users copy data from their client systems to remote desktops, enable the Filter images out of the incoming clipboard data group policy setting.

  • To filter out images for both non-Microsoft Office applications and Microsoft Office applications when users copy data from their client systems to remote desktops, enable the Filter Microsoft Chart and Smart Art data out of the incoming clipboard data and the Filter images out of the incoming clipboard data group policy settings. The Filter Microsoft Chart and Smart Art data out of the incoming clipboard data group policy setting filters out Microsoft Office Chart and Smart Art data, which can include images.

  • To filter out only Microsoft Office Chart and Smart Art data when users copy data from their client system to remote desktops, enable only the Filter Microsoft Chart and Smart Art data out of the incoming clipboard data group policy setting.

  • To filter out Microsoft Word-related text formatting when users copy data from their client systems to remote desktops and from remote desktops to their client systems, enable the incoming group policy settings Filter Microsoft Text Effects data out of the incoming clipboard data and Filter Rich Text Format data out of the incoming clipboard data, and the outgoing group policy settings Filter Microsoft Text Effects data out of the outgoing clipboard data and Filter Rich Text Format data out of the outgoing clipboard data.

  • To filter out images for Microsoft Word when users copy data from their client systems to remote desktops and from remote desktops to their client systems, enable the incoming group policy setting Filter Rich Text Format data out of the incoming clipboard data and the outgoing group policy setting Filter Rich Text Format data out of the outgoing clipboard data. The images in Microsoft Word are stored in compound RTF format.