Open Source

OpenSSH Resources for Windows and PowerShell

Had a conversation with a good friend in the SQL Community about OpenSSH and how it fits as a transport layer for PowerShell Remoting. I pointed him towards several resources I have online. So here’s a post aggregating those resources. If you’re looking to get started with OpenSSH on Linux and Windows Systems check out thisPowerShell Summit presentation I did in 2018. This covers OpenSSH in theory and practice. Session: OpenSSH Internals for PowerShell Pros

Installing OpenSSH Server on Windows 10

So in yesterday’s post we learned that the OpenSSH client is included with the Windows 10, Update 1803! Guess, what else is included in this server, an OpenSSH Server! Yes, that’s right…you can now run an OpenSSH server on your Windows 10 system and get a remote terminal! So in this post, let’s check out what we need to do to get OpenSSH Server up and running. First, we’ll need to ensure we update the system to Windows 10, Update 1803.

OpenSSH is now Part of Windows!

Today is a big day! The OpenSSH client version 7.6p1 is now part of the Windows 10 operating system! Microsoft released Windows 10 Update 1803 and included in that release is the OpenSSH client, which is installed as part of the update. That’s right an SSH client as part of the Windows operating system by default! Also included with this update is the OpenSSH Server which is included as an Windows Feature on Demand.

TechMentor Dine Around

Next week I’ll be speaking at TechMentor in Redmond, I’m doing a 1/2 day workshop on Linux OS Fundamentals for the Windows Admin be sure to come see me! If you’re there on Monday night (August 7th) and let’s get together for dinner! We’ll talk tech and hopefully make a few new friends and networking connections! Where – We’ll start at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, light appetizers will be provided. Then we’ll head on over to Lot No.

Building Open Source PowerShell

Open Source PowerShell is available on several operating systems, that really what’s special about the whole project! To get PowerShell to function on these various systems we need to build (compile) the software in that environment. This is what will produce the actual executable program that is powershell. To facilitate the build process the PowerShell team has documented how to do this for the currently available platforms, Linux, MacOS and Windows.