Copy and paste operations between the guest operating system and remote console are disabled by default. For a secure environment, retain the default setting. If you require copy and paste operations, you must enable them using the vSphere Web Client.

About this task

These options are set to the recommended value by default. However, you must set them to true explicitly if you want to enable audit tools to check that the setting is correct.

Prerequisites

Turn off the virtual machine.

Procedure

  1. Log into a vCenter Server system using the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Right-click the virtual machine and click Edit Settings.
  3. Click VM Options, and click Edit Configuration.
  4. Ensure that the following values are in the Name and Value columns, or click Add Row to add them.

    Name

    Recommended Value

    isolation.tools.copy.disable

    true

    isolation.tools.paste.disable

    true

    isolation.tools.setGUIOptions.enable

    false

    These options override any settings made in the guest operating system’s VMware Tools control panel.

  5. Click OK.
  6. (Optional) : If you made changes to the configuration parameters, restart the virtual machine.