RSE is configured either via the properties for network shares, or the control panel applet, which contains pages for the Samba servers in the network neighborhood. Open the control panel applet, or right-click the network drive and select "properties". Then select the tab "Remote Shell Extension". The default configuration is supposed to work in most situations.

General options

Use defaults
Clear the options for the machine, so the defaults apply
Set defaults
Set the values as defaults for all machines, and clear the settings for this machine.

Options affecting how and whether rse.dll identifies a file as a program

Samba server
Turn this option off for non-Samba servers, so that RSE does not waste time with them. If this option is off by default, it must be turned on for each Samba server.
Analyze executable
If this option is on, RSE opens the file to see if it is a program. This works with scripts and ELF executables. If it is off, RSE will add menu items for all files on the server, but it is not possible to run programs by double-clicking.
Doubleclick programs
Enable running ELF executables by double-clicking. If this option is off, programs can only be run by right-clicking.
Doubleclick scripts
Enable running scripts by double-clicking. If this option is off, scripts can only be run by right-clicking.

Options controlling the environment of the program

ssh port
Set the port number if the ssh daemon is listening on a non-standard port.
Keep window
Keep the terminal window open after the program exits. The window closes when a character is typed.
Remote terminal program
If checked, terminal windows will use an xterm program running on the server. Choose the terminal program from the list, or add the one you want. The full path must be included if the program is not in the search path on the server.
Local terminal program
If checked, console programs run through a local terminal program on the Windows PC. Choose the local terminal program from the list. Some local terminal programs may have trouble with the character set on the server (usually unicode), but can be configured locally. Cygwin rxvt, MinTTY, Teraterm and Terminator has the advantage that they don't require an X server on the Windows PC.

Executable files

RSE identifies programs as such by opening the file and checking if it is a script (beginning with #!) or an ELF executable. If it is an ELF program, RSE checks if it links to If not, the default (when doubleclicking) is to run the program in an xterm window.

If RSE gets it wrong (it does not get it at all for scripts, which are all assumed to be console programs) the other option is available in the context menu. Shortcuts can be created either way.

The ELF format is used by Linux, BSD, Solaris, and most other modern Unix systems.

If the check is turned off, any file can be (attempted to be) run by right-clicking, but doubleclicking does not work. Doubleclicking can be turned off for ELF files and script files separately.