Install SSH on Windows 10 as Optional Feature
On Windows 10 you have already a couple of options to run SSH commands. You can use for example the PowerShell Module Posh-SSH or use the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) or use third party tools like PuTTY.
Today my colleague Raphael Burri from itnetX mentioned that with the latest Windows 10 release, the Fall Creators Update (10.0.16299), there is another option to use SSH on Windows 10. It looks like you can now install a beta version of OpenSSH on Windows 10 as an optional feature.
Install SSH on Windows 10
Just go to the Settings App > Apps > Settings & Apps > Manage Optional Features > Add Feature and select the OpenSSH Client Beta and as you can see, you also have OpenSSH Server (Beta) available.
You can also using PowerShell to install it:
Get-WindowsCapability -Online | ? Name -like 'OpenSSH*' # Install the OpenSSH Client Add-WindowsCapability -Online -Name OpenSSH.Client~~~~0.0.1.0 # Install the OpenSSH Server Add-WindowsCapability -Online -Name OpenSSH.Server~~~~0.0.1.0
After installing the optional feature OpenSSH Client, you can now use the SSH client from PowerShell or the Command Prompt
It is great to see Microsoft integrating even more options for SSH on Windows 10. I hope this posts helps you how to install SSH on Windows 10.