Step By Step to Install & Configure OpenSSH Server & Client on windows server 2019 Base

Hello,In this blog we are discussing how to install & configure open-ssh server & how to connect open-ssh server from client server in window server 2019.OpenSSH is an open source secure shell.It provides a server daemon and client tools to facilitate secure,encrypted remote control.We can easily perform file transfer operations.

There are some steps to install & configure open-ssh server & client in window server 2019:

Install OpenSSH SSH Server on Server 2019

  • Login to window server 2019 base.

  • Click on Start then click on Settings.

  • Click on Apps.

  • In Apps & Features page,click on Manage optional features.

  • In Manage optional features page,Click on “Add a feature”.

  • In Add a feature page,scroll down the page.

  • click on OpenSSH Server.
  • Click on Install.

Configure OpenSSH on server 2019

  • Click on search icon then type Services.

  • Click on Services,select OpenSSH SSH Server.

  • Right click on OpenSSH SSH Server,select Properties.

  • On General page,By default Startup type is Manual.

  • Select Automatic startup type.

  • Start the OpenSSH Server Service.
  • Click on start.

  • Now,OpenSSH Service is started.

  • Click on Apply then click on OK.

  • OpenSSH SSH Server status is Running & Startup type is Automatic.

  • Then,we need to Open Port Number 22 in windows firewall.Click on the following link:

Login to Client Windows Server 2019 Base

  • On Client windows Server,click on Search icon then type windows powershell.

  • Click on Windows PowerShell & page will open.

  • Install OpenSSH Server using command.

Add-WindowsCapability -Online -Name OpenSSH.Server~~~~

  • Here is the command output.

  • Install OpenSSH Client:

Add-WindowsCapability -Online -Name OpenSSH.Client~~~~

  • Here is the output.

  • Set the Service.

Set-Service -Name sshd -StartupType ‘Automatic’

  • Start the OpenSSH.

Start-Service sshd

  • Here is the command output.

Login to OpenSSH Server

  • Run the following command to connect with OpenSSH Server.

Syntax: ssh Administrator@Server-ip
ssh [email protected]

  • Provide the OpenSSH Server Password.
  • Here is the output.

  • Now,Successfully connected to OpenSSH Server.

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