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June 20, 2011 2:51 PM   Subscribe

[Sharopoint filter] When I work from home using a Secure ID RSA token to VPN into my corp network I cannot copy and paste anything from Sharepoint.

Or should I say copy anything as copy comes before paste. While trying to get it to work one day I tapped the mouse about a dozen times and twice the word did highlight - but that is not a good way to work! And could not repeat it. Am I missing something?
My job requires a lot of cut and paste and if I cannot effectively do that my work from home 2 days a week could be over.
posted by shaarog to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
 
you know I meant Sharepoint
posted by shaarog at 2:52 PM on June 20, 2011


I think that is the normal behavior. When I log into my windows box via terminal services I can not cut and paste back to my linux laptop. Basically, you are using two separate computers, and you can't cut and paste between them. Do you have email on the remote PC? Maybe you can email the text to yourself.
posted by COD at 3:04 PM on June 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think that is the normal behavior. When I log into my windows box via terminal services I can not cut and paste back to my linux laptop. Basically, you are using two separate computers, and you can't cut and paste between them.

You need to share your clipboard. On the Remote Desktop Connection connect dialog, click "Options", then "Local Resources" then check "Clipboard".

Also useful is clicking "More" and and sharing your drives.
posted by Ad hominem at 3:14 PM on June 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


If you're problem is that you can't select text, then ask your Windows admin.

If it's a Linux problem, ensure you are using RDPv5.
posted by devnull at 12:04 AM on June 21, 2011


Are you having a problem selecting text or copy/paste? I would try a different browser.

Also, is Citrix being used to access Sharepoint?
posted by wongcorgi at 11:21 AM on June 22, 2011


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