Whilst PuTTY may support partial or all of my requirements, I have not gone through and looked at configuring it (and if it is valid, feel free to document it here for me). Essentially I am after a software solution (and I am willing to pay for the software if it is a one-time payment) that are able to:

  • Runs on Windows 7/8/10, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012
  • Runs via a Citrix XenApp Deployment
  • Stores configuration (or session) files in a custom directory (a shared network path in this instance)

To better elaborate on the configuration files, I want to be able to:

  • Store connection settings (SSH/Telnet, Host Name and IP) for multiple users
  • Store login scripts/commands against SSH sessions
  • Load sessions from another instance and reference the files on the shared path (I know PuTTY you can export from registry keys or write to a directory)

Additional preferences:

  • Output logs of user input, such as commands run on a switch
  • Allows shortcuts on desktop, e.g. "C:\Program Files\Program\launch.exe" -example.session

In relation to the system requirements, obvioulsly the more lightweight the better (I think this is one of the main reasons PuTTY is so popular) but also:

  • Little external (if ANY) requirements, such as .NetFramework (a pure example, people..)

There are some related questions I'm currently checking out. I see some features available, but none matching them entirely:


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I'm not sure about all your requirements, but I would recommend to look deeper into ZOC SSH Client. I have used it in the past (still occasionally) and I can confirm a few of your requirements:

  • running on 7/8/10 (per their feature page)
  • you can choose a custom data folder on their installer
  • has an extensive directory of hosts with stored password or scripts (the directory is a single file, I often copied it between laptop and PC via File > Show Data Folder)
  • generally superb scripting support
  • logfiles for sessions (also debug logs)
  • command-line parameters for nearly every thing
  • can also create quick launch icons on the desktop from host directory

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