On a new install of Windows Server 2008, I attempting to use ssh to connect to another host. I have installed putty/openssh. This works without a problem when trying a command such as:


However, this will crash when trying something like:

ssh testserver

with the error as follows in the windows event viewer:

Faulting application ssh.exe, version, time stamp 0x40843497, faulting module kernel32.dll, version 6.0.6001.18000, time stamp 0x4791a76d, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x0004bbb8, process id 0xe94, application start time 0x01cb873195e795d5.

Any suggestions? thanks in advance

  • Can you please tell me from where you got the install packs of cygwin and ssh which solved your this issue. I am experiencing the same problem and want to get the correct setup files.
    – user123343
    Jun 3, 2012 at 7:27
  • cygwin from whichever mirror works for you. Then install the opensll package. Add the cygwin bin folder to your PATH variable in windows.
    – AliGibbs
    Jun 27, 2012 at 14:42

1 Answer 1


I have now resolved this myself- I had been using the openssh package from http://sshwindows.sourceforge.net/

I uninstalled this, installed cygwin and the ssh package within this. Updated my system env path, to use this, and just like that- its working :)

  • Please accept your own answer so this question disappears from the list of unanswered questions. Nov 19, 2010 at 10:30

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .