Question about IBM Program Properties Table(PPT) entries and CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation programs

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

We are cleaning up our SCHED00 member in SYS1.PARMLIB and there are entries in PPT for the following OPS/MVS programs:
  PPT PGMNAME(OPINMA)          /* PROGRAM NAME FOR STC OPSMVS 
   NOPASS                                     /* BYPASS PASSWORD PROTECTION                       
  PPT PGMNAME(OI)                    /* PROGRAM NAME FOR STC OPSOSF 
   NOPASS                                     /* BYPASS PASSWORD PROTECTION  
  PPT PGMNAME(OPSWTO)        /* PROGRAM NAME FOR STC OPSOSF 
   NOPASS                                     /* BYPASS PASSWORD PROTECTION  
  PPT PGMNAME(EXEC)               /* PROGRAM NAME FOR STC OPSOSF 
   NOPASS                                     /* BYPASS PASSWORD PROTECTION

Question:

Can you confirm if these are still needed? We searched your CA OPS/MVS® Event Management and Automation - 12.3(https://docops.ca.com/ca-opsmvs-123-EN) for information regarding the IBM Program Properties Table(PPT) and did not get any hits. Before removing them, I would like to confirm they are no longer needed.

Environment:
CA OPS/MVSIBM z/OS
Answer:

We do not recommend the placement of those programs in the Program Properties Table (PPT). However, there may be a reason for them being there. We recommend finding the reason, at your site, for them being place there to determine if they need to be removed.

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