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I'm not too keen on installing cygwin on my servers just to have sshd support. Can you recommend standard-compliant, and preferably free, alternatives to OpenSSH on Windows servers?

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Cygwin is really the way to go. You don't have to install too much to make it work. – mfarver May 1 '11 at 0:44 - that's the guide I used, worked as advertised. – LawrenceC May 1 '11 at 4:13
possible duplicate of do you know good alternative of copSSH - free one – Tom O'Connor Dec 2 '11 at 23:20


Free for personal, non-commercial use. Although honestly, it's not expensive to license. I run it on a number of my servers.

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By far, the best choice. And use Tunnelier as the client for tunneling RDP, FTP, and console sessions. – djangofan May 4 '11 at 18:12

There are several SSH Server available for Windows Server :

I suggest FreeSSHd that is a good free ssh server for windows.

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