I have setup xp_server and added the server into the server list.
I issued xp_cmdshell 'ls -la' command but it did not return any result. even i tried to execute shell script using xp_cmdshell, but it did not executed. but i did not get any error. even sp_configure 'xp_cmdshell context' is set to 0. can anyone explain me the reason for this.
Have a look at the XP Server error log at $SYBASE/install/<XP Server Name>.log to ensure XP server is starting up correctly when you try to
run xp_cmdshell. Also grep for xpserver process to check it is now running.