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bgagnon 05-21-2019 09:23 AM

Hi Adam,

I don't know about pointing to it as a shell since the requirement exists regarding Windows 10, but what happens if you type bash as a command in your chosen shell (CMD or PS)?

avonnieda 05-21-2019 03:05 PM

Why didn't I think of that?!
Hi Brenda,

Thanks for the suggestion, yep that works!!

I tested with Cygwin (Cygwin.bat) and with Git Bash (bash.exe). Both worked and started a shell in the same window, which is perfect.

This is awesome, thanks so much!


Edit: So what I did was automate the login for the local connection like so, to start the Cygwin shell automatically.
Logon Actions / Automate logon
Expect: C:\Users\adam
Send: C:\\Users\\adam\\Cygwin\\Cygwin.bat

bgagnon 05-21-2019 03:47 PM

Hi avonnieda,

Thanks for posting your results!

bifmac 08-16-2019 03:51 PM

Hi, can someone help me out? Which version of SecureCRT supports this functionality?

bgagnon 08-16-2019 04:17 PM

Hi bifmac,

It is a v8.6 pre-release build (meaning pre beta release). You need to contact us directly per this post if your OS meets the minimimum requirements.

ethan 10-08-2019 01:33 AM

Hi Tech Support,

Will you make this feature enabled for machines running Windows 10 but with builds before 1809?


ashiosee 10-08-2019 04:14 PM


Originally Posted by ethan (Post 52404)
Will you make this feature enabled for machines running Windows 10 but with builds before 1809?

That is a great question.

SecureCRT's Local Shell support on Windows is dependent upon the Windows Pseudo Console API (ConPTY) which was introduced with Windows 10 build 1809. Since ConPTY is not available in earlier versions of Windows, SecureCRT cannot provide Local Shell functionality in any earlier version of Windows.

aucarter 12-18-2019 12:49 PM

Waiting on Windows Local Session
+1 Just adding myself to the list waiting for the Windows Local session feature. I understand the SecureCRT version 8.6 beta has it, but I only install the full edition versions.

berdmann 12-18-2019 03:31 PM

Hi aucarter,

Thank you for expressing your interest in SecureCRT's recently implemented local shell functionality! As you stated, this functionality has yet to be added in an official release, however it will be officially available when SecureCRT 8.7 drops.

If you would like to know when SecureCRT 8.7 is officially released, you can sign up for SecureCRT Product Announcements via our website. Please refer to the following link:

Maureen 12-23-2019 02:24 PM

Local shell support has been added to SecureCRT 8.7*. CMD.exe, PowerShell, or any console application can be specified as the local shell.

SecureCRT 8.7 is in beta. The installer can be downloaded here:


* Must be running Windows 10 build 1809 or later (or Server 2019)

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