Basic Product Information
This software installs a service on computers running Microsoft Windows operating
systems. It enables access to remote computers in that way that processes
can be placed remotely running in a user's context. This functionality
is usually standard on UNIX flavored systems but is not supported
by Microsoft. It therefore is a powerful tool for starting processes remotely
within a Windows environment.
Besides interoperability between UNIX and Windows clusters it
provides Windows centric process managment for highest security using
The software is available as a self extracting InstallShield executable.
Installation and/or configuration requires Administrative privileges.
Please go to the download page to get an
evaluation copy. Registration information is
During the Installshield Installation you are required to
point to a location where the software
will be stored. This procedure will be monitored and keys are inserted
into the registry. If you click on install in the last dialog window, the
service will be started immediately.
To allow the startup of processes from Unix machines,
you have to use the configure executable, which will be stored in installation
directory (see configuration). This nifty tool will configure a trustbase
consisting of a set of usernames and IP addresses. Incoming requests will
be matched with the trustbase and access will be granted if a match has
been found. Otherwise, access will be denied. Thus it is possible to set
tight securities for starting up processes.
WINRSHD software provides a service for Windows NT/2000/XP or Windows 9X machines,
which enables a remote user to start (console) programs on the executing
machine. This version is BSD compliant and therefore Stdout and Stderr
are redirected to the calling process (the rsh client). Under Windows NT,
a process will be placed by the RSHD/SERVICE under a user account and
will run in its context. In order to do so, a password has to be provided
when firing up a process by a different OS than Windows NT. The password
will be stored encrypted.
Incoming calls which contain %variable_name% or $VAR primitives will be
translated to use their expanded environment variables. If no match is
found, the registry is checked, too.
Important for PVM USERS:
Especially when using this service with PVM, the command
pvm> add hostname
is now sufficient to add any type of new host. A Daemon location is
no longer needed and should make the process of virtual machine extension
provides a [-p password] option to allow configuration via script files.
If this parameter is not given, a prompt for the password
provides domain support. configure -add remote_user \\domain\user iplist
will then place a process under the domain concept.
includes rsh.exe into package (will be needed at least when performing
Implements a delegation method. This allows remote process creation without
configuration. A user logged on at a Windows NT Workstation can place processes
on remote hosts, without being configured. This will work within an NT
Provides an additional client / server installation. The client installation
will keep a trust base data locally, so that individual configurations
or trust bases can be set, depending on the host. A server type will query
the information from the Domain Server
WINRSHD - Version 3.x