The Cmd.exe command does not run from a telnet session, and you are prompted for the next command in Windows Services for UNIX 3.5

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On a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 3.5, when you try to run Cmd.exe from a telnet session, the command does not run. Additionally, you are prompted for the next command.


A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


You must be running Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version      Size     File name
   26-Jul-2005  03:38  8.0.1969.36  130,048  Posix.exe        
   26-Jul-2005  03:38  8.0.1969.36  345,088  Psxdll.dll       
   26-Jul-2005  03:38  8.0.1969.36  104,448  Psxrun.exe       
   26-Jul-2005  03:38  8.0.1969.36  767,488  Psxss.exe        


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates


Article ID: 904358 - Last Review: November 15, 2007 - Revision: 1.3
  • Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 3.5
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