OpenSSH server not available any more on latest version of Windows


  1. Posts : 11,210
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #1

    OpenSSH server not available any more on latest version of Windows


    Hi folks

    If I'm using SSH from a remote system to access a Windows machine - seems the openssh server isn't available any more --only the client

    This means I can't ssh files INTO a remote non windows system FROM a Windows machine. (It works the other way around --i.e Windows openssh is a CLIENT. I.e If I'm on a Linux NAS and I want files from Windows --no good -- if I want to send files from Windows to NAS OK.

    I need the NAS system to send scripts etc to Windows for running automated backups etc --this was working perfectly until recent versions of W10.

    I don't want to di it manually via SAMBA etc !!!

    Anyway to install the server component any more. (This used to be in programs and applications -- optional features in the dropdown. Now only the client appears not the server).


    This ius what I see now when trying to install.

    OpenSSH server not available any more on latest version of Windows-openssh.png

    I prefer using sftp for file xfers - things like filezilla etc can't connect any more with the Windows machine from Non Windows systems. I don't like using the network file browser in Windows or Samba for this stuff --dftp with encryption is nice, fast and secure.

    Ms is always rabitting on about security -- why remove a nice safe secure file xfer system (SSH server).


    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
       #2

    I think in optional features you need to "Add a feature" and then add ssh server.
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  3. Posts : 25,076
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    jimbo45 said:
    - seems the openssh server isn't available any more --only the client ...

    ...Anyway to install the server component any more. (This used to be in programs and applications -- optional features in the dropdown. Now only the client appears not the server).

    What version of Windows are you looking at?

    OpenSSH Server is still available as an optional feature in a clean install of 2004, even in Home. The client is installed by default, the Server isn't installed but is available to install.

    OpenSSH server not available any more on latest version of Windows-2004-add-openshh-server.png


    Edit: ...and adding it via your Powershell commands works too.

    OpenSSH server not available any more on latest version of Windows-2004-add-openshh-server-powershell.png
    Last edited by Bree; 22 Jun 2020 at 18:13.
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  4. Posts : 11,210
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Bree said:
    What version of Windows are you looking at?

    OpenSSH Server is still available as an optional feature in a clean install of 2004, even in Home. The client is installed by default, the Server isn't installed but is available to install.

    OpenSSH server not available any more on latest version of Windows-2004-add-openshh-server.png


    Edit: ...and adding it via your Powershell commands works too.

    OpenSSH server not available any more on latest version of Windows-2004-add-openshh-server-powershell.png
    Hi there
    I made a little error -- it was that I couldn't get it installed on build 330 -- kept getting installation failed with message "Check Insider settings" -- changing those to any of the options didn't help.

    OpenSSH server not available any more on latest version of Windows-ssh1.png

    No problems with other builds or updating 330 to the preview release 21H1

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 1
    Win10
       #5

    I am also having the same problems. I can get openssh to install and the service exists, but continually crashes when trying to run it. I have found that if you just run sshd.exe in console it works....but not as a service.
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  6. Posts : 1,513
    X
       #6

    I didn't even know that ssh was available on Windows.
    I've been using ssh under Cygwin for more than a decade.
    But I've recently switched to ssh on Ubuntu under WSL. Very nice. Fast and reliable.
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