How to: Setup a SSH Server on Windows
This How to will walkthrough the steps to setting up an free ssh server on Windows operating systems. The will allow ssh access (secure shell access) to windows command prompt, and provide you with the ability to utilize other tools like Putty(tunneling), and WinSCP(file transfers). This walk through will show you how to set this up within your LAN (Local Area Network).
Step 1: Install freesshd
Step 2: Configure freesshd
Once you have finished installing the ssh server, run the application. You will want to edit the settings:
Right click on the freesshd icon in the taskbar and select settings
You may see that the ssh server is not running and it may not start when you attempt to start it. Do not fret your machine probably needs a reboot. However ever this can wait until after the configuration has finished. For the next steps we want the SSH server to be stopped.
Most of the defaults are effective there is only one last thing to configure.
Select the Users tab and click add user:
Add your windows user account name under login. If you are not attached to a domain just leave the domain field blank.
Then select the user permissions. (personally I selected them all.)
Now start your SSH server on the Server status tab. Reminder if it will not start remember to reboot your machine and try to start it again.
Step 3: Create your first SSH session.
Collect you computers ip address:
Press windows key + r.
Type cmd into the run dialogue box and hit enter.
In the command prompt type ipconfig and press enter. Your ip address will be listed under your adapter.
From another computer on your LAN (local area network) download and run the putty client.
Type in your ip address of the SSH server then select open
This will then prompt you for your user name and password. *Note: it will show nothing when you type your password in. Once complete this will open a Command Prompt Shell on the remote system.
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