VMware does not recommend this manipulation to avoid and limit Exposure of Sensitive Data Copied to the Clipboard section.
Using the GUI this procedure requires the VM(s) to be powered off. Who wants to do that? Not me…
Check the second part of this procedure using PowerCli, this can be applied without powering off the VM. However you’ll need to do a stun/unstun operation (i.e. power on/off, suspend/resume, create/delete snapshot/storage VMotion) to achieve the same thing.
Using the Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Applying advanced settings to a VM can be a daunting task. Doing this manipulation via the GUI is pretty heavy. When dealing with even a few VMs, this can be a very time consuming tasktime consuming…
The “Configuration Parameters” button is not available while the VM is Powered On.
1 - Power down your VM(s)
Using the CmdletNew-AdvancedSettingwe create an Advanced Settings/Specifications that includes the values required for both copy and paste operations into the vSphere client. It then applies it to the VM. I used -Confirm:$false to avoid the script to request confirmation and -force:$true to overwrite if a similar entry already exist. After running the script, It must go through a stun-unstun cycle (power on, resume after suspend, migrate, or snapshot create/delete/revert) before the reconfiguration takes effect. In my case, I did a snapshot and deleted it, and that's it ... We are in business!!! </td></tr>
|Running Enable-VMCopyPaste against one VM with the Verbose parameter|