Technical Analysis: Remote Administration of Windows Systems with SSH

by jcannon on June 11, 2008 11:22am

Abstract: SSH has largely replaced Telnet for remote administration of UNIX and Linux systems, but has not yet been used much on Windows. SSH is generally considered to be more secure than Telnet and the Berkeley remote commands (rlogin, etc). This paper uses SSHWindows, a minimal package of Cygwin and OpenSSH. It is available from The paper is written such that an average Windows system administrator can get an SSH server up while understanding how to make use of security features.

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Note: This paper represents testing and documentation in a lab environment. User Account Control (UAC) is an essential security component to Windows and Microsoft does not recommend turning off UAC in production environments.

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