Manager (PSM) is a tool that allows system adminstrators to organise
their PuTTY sessions into folders and assign hotkeys to their favourite
sessions. This is designed for MS Windows and requires the .NET 2.0
||The ninth release of PSM v0.41 is now available on the
This is a minor release of PSM, which adds the ability to copy hostnames to clipboard and
use the ALT key as a hotkey modifier. A small number of bugs have also been addressed.
||The eigth release of PSM v0.40 is now available on the
This is a significant release of PSM, which adds a "synchronise sessions" feature. A small
number of bugs have been addressed, and the screens re-implemented so that scaling fonts should
now work in a sensible fashion.
||The seventh release of PSM v0.31 is now available on the
This is a minor release of PSM, with a small number of bug fixes and changes.
||The sixth release of PSM v0.3 is now available on the
This is a significant release of PSM, which focuses on enhancing usability.
||The fifth release of PSM v0.2.3.1 is now available on the
This version implements Export Sessions to CSV and reordering of folders, and some bug fixes
||The fourth release of PSM v0.2.2.1 is now available on the
This version implements a check for update feature, minimize window hotkey and some bug fixes
||The third release of PSM v0.2.1.1 is now available on the
This version implements some small feature requests and minor bug fixes
||The second release of PSM v0.2.0.1 is now available on the
This version has many new session management features
||The initial release of PSM v0.1.0.1 is now available on the
Screenshots can be found here.
There is no documentation for this at the moment , although I plan to rectify this as soon as possible!
Submit support requests to the tracker here,
or post a note on one of the discussion forums here.
- PuTTY. This has been tested with PuTTY v0.58,v0.59 and v0.60.
- .NET Framework 2.0. The windows installer will check your system
for the correct version of the framework. It will then prompt you
to download and install it, if you don't already have it. Alternatively,
download it from
and use the zip file for the binaries.
- This has only been tested on Windows XP Professional. I
have done limited testing on Vista, which seems to work ok, apart from
the session hotkeys (Win 1-9,0 ) have been taken for the system quick
launch applications. Update 29-06-2008: This is now addressed in v0.31
- which allows you to choose an alternative modifier (Ctrl+Alt) for hotkeys.
Binaries: PSM is available in a windows installer or a zip file. All
downloads can be found on the
Sourceforge download page.
Source code: The subversion repository can be viewed
Release Notes: The latest release notes can be found
If you want to get the latest source code and build the bleeding edge
version, instructions are as follows:
1. Get the project from subversion - you can get subversion here:
and Tortoise SVN ( a windows client for subversion ) here:
2. Set the svn root to be https://puttysm.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/puttysm/trunk and
do a checkout.
3. If you have Visual Studio 2005, just open the visual studio project
and build the project. You can download Visual Studio C# Express edition
(free) from here:
If not you can download the Microsoft .NET 2.0 SDK from here:
4. In the root of the svn sandbox, run the "SDK Command Prompt" shortcut
( if it doesn't work , check the properties to ensure that it points
to the location that you installed the SDK to )
From the command prompt, run "buildrelease.bat" - this calls the "msbuild" utility
, which calls the C# compiler.
5. In the svn sandbox - go to PuTTYSessionManager\bin\Release and the
compiled exe should be there - you can just run it from that directory.
PuTTY Session Manager is released under the
, and makes use of the FileHelpers Library , released under the
Designed for use with
by Simon Tatham.
by Olivier Deckmyn and
Installer uses the
Nullsoft Scriptable Install System.
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