Enable OpenSSH Client on Windows 10, PuTTY on Command Prompt

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By enabling OpenSSH Client feature on Windows 10, you can use your Windows Command Prompt as SSH client and replacing PuTTY function. OpenSSH client come to Windows 10 as Optional Feature, pre-installed just like telnet. So, it must be enabled before you can use your command prompt as SSH client.

To Enable OpenSSH Client on Windows 10, follow the steps below:

  • Click Windows button at bottom left then type 'feature'.
  • Click 'Apps & Features'
Enable OpenSSH Client on Windows 10, PuTTY on Command Prompt
Open Windows Optional Features
  • Click 'Optional Features'
Enable OpenSSH Client on Windows 10, PuTTY on Command Prompt
Open Windows Optional Features
  • Click 'Add feature'
Enable OpenSSH Client on Windows 10, PuTTY on Command Prompt
Add Optional Feature
  • Find and check OpenSSH Client
  • Click 'Install'
Enable OpenSSH Client on Windows 10, PuTTY on Command Prompt
Find and Install OpenSSH Client
  • Wait until OpenSSH client installed
  • Reboot then try to connect to SSH server using your command prompt
Enable OpenSSH Client on Windows 10, PuTTY on Command Prompt
Connect to SSH server using your command prompt
Now, you can use Command Prompt (CMD) or PowerShell from Windows 10 to connect to your Linux or devices that have SSH server running.

If you prefer a video to watch the steps on Enable OpenSSH Client on Windows 10, PuTTY on Command Prompt, this video below cover all the steps above.

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