Hyper-V Program Manager
With Hyper-V the Virtual Machine Connection window has a menu titled 'clipboard'. This menu brings two of my favorite features from Virtual PC to the server world. Unfortunately these features caused some confusion under Virtual PC - so we have tried to make this better for Hyper-V. Under this menu there are two entries:
As a side note - if you want to get a screen shot of a running virtual machine (including the Virtual Machine Connection window) just press your release key combination (CTRL + ALT + LEFT ARROW by default) and then press ALT + PRTSCN. Click back in the Virtual Machine Connection window to keep on using the guest operating system afterwards.
THIS IS THE ANSWER:
'Remote Desktop Connection' is the application for seamless work with Hyper-V virtual machines
and with proper Hyper-V setup, even other people on the network can work this way with your VM, too...
do not blame poor Hyper-V client,
it serves well for local access when your Virtual Machine is unreachable on the network so you can fix the issues
and for NOTHING ELSE
Still waiting on a good answer to this: So how can I copy text *from* a virtual machine *to* the host?
If you want to copy data from the client VM to the parent OS, I wrote about how to accomplish this on my blog:
It isn't perfect, but it works, and you can even use this method on locked down domain clients that can't just copy and paste to a local share.
There is a very simple scenario where you CAN'T use RDP: Cisco VPN Client blocks network access, so if you sandbox your VPN-Dial-In system in a Hyper-V VM, you're stuck with the Hyper-C console. Without the clipboard, copying data betewen guest and host is a real pain.
I need to exchange files between the host and guest OS's. This post is misleading.
As the "developer" said, use the Microsoft RDP (MSTSC) instead, then you can cut n paste text and files.
Works fine for me in Win8.1 Hyper-V
I don't understand something. Why is there a limit on the number of characters that can be pasted? I had to write something that reads a text file on the virtual machine to get around the silly text limits. So, i'm just wondering, what the heck is the big deal? It's a silly limitation if you think about it.
On an Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop this isn't working. I am copying text on the Hyper-V host, then selecting the Type Clipboard Text option and the application (a form in Firefox) fails to "receive"