Remote Execution from PPM


Microsoft has of late been increasing its support for interfacing with UNIX systems.  In particular, the Microsoft Telnet server has been updated and standardized in recent offerings, to the point where some Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 versions can be successfully integrated with PPM’s Command Engine.

Below document describes the necessary MS Telnet server configuration required to enable remote execution from PPM.  As an overview, the key point is configuring the MS Telnet server to invoke a UNIX command shell.  By default, the MS Telnet server invokes a DOS command shell for execution processing.  PPM’s Command Engine cannot automate DOS interactions, so some settings must be adjusted to instead invoke a UNIX “sh” shell (or “sh” derivative).

The supported UNIX shell for Windows is Cygwin BASH, a free UNIX BASH environment available from Cygwin (  This document assumes BASH is already available on the Windows server.

Supported Environments:

  • Windows 2000 Server (with Microsoft Services for UNIX version 3.0 or higher)
  • Windows 2003 Server

You could download the document from this link

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