SSH Into Windows Server

By | February 19, 2016

Last year, Microsoft announced they would embrace the OpenSSH project and bring support for Powershell and SSH to/from Windows Server!

In October, they released their first 32bit version of the product, and are now up to release number four as of the first of February 2016.

I had a few minutes to take a look at this today and let me tell you it will be such a great tool in my arsenal!

The install/setup is fairly straight-forward. I’ll spare you the details, as instructions can be found on their GitHub Wiki.

Once installed and configured as a service, I was able to ssh into my domain-bound Windows Server from my Mac with ease:

From there, I was able to launch into PowerShell, import any needed modules and get back to work!

I had some issues with backspace/formatting but over-all the functionality is there. I will dig around and see if I can make the experience a bit smoother but for a Friday afternoon, I think that it’s time to call it a success.


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