SSH stands for Secure Shell and it offers multiple commands through which you can perform various activities while using Windows 10. This is an optional feature of Windows 10, which is not installed by default. Therefore, in order to use the SSH commands, you must enable the OpenSSH Client first. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can enable Windows 10’s new built-in SSH commands.

Enabling Windows 10’s New Built-in SSH Commands

In order to enable Windows 10’s new built-in SSH commands, you will need to perform the following steps:

Type settings in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search results to launch the new settings window. The newly opened Settings window is shown in the following image:

Windows Settings

Click on the Apps tab as highlighted in the image shown above.

In the Apps Settings window, click on the link saying, “Manage Optional Features” located under the Apps and Features tab as highlighted in the image shown below:

Manage Optional Features

As soon as you will click on it, you will be able to see a list of all the installed optional features on your computer system as shown in the following image:

Add a feature

Now click on the “Add a Feature” button as highlighted in the image shown above.

As soon as you will click on this button, you will be displayed with a list of all those optional features that you can install. Locate the OpenSSH Client feature and click on it as highlighted in the image shown below:

OpenSSH Client

Now click on the Install button in order to install the OpenSSH Client feature.

Once your OpenSSH Client is successfully installed, you will be able to see that the Install button is no longer visible because now the OpenSSH Client is a part of your installed optional features as shown in the following image:

Install OpenSSH Client on Windows

Now in order to confirm the installation of the OpenSSH Client and to see the syntax of SSH commands type PowerShell in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search results to launch the new PowerShell window. The newly opened PowerShell window is shown in the image below:

PowerShell

Type the command:

ssh

in your PowerShell window and then press the enter key. This command is also highlighted in the following image:

SSH in Windows PowerShell

If your OpenSSH Client is successfully installed, then running this command will show you the syntax of all the SSH commands as highlighted in the image shown below:

OpenSSH commandline options

Conclusion

By following the method discussed in this article, you can easily enable Windows 10’s new built-in SSH commands. Once you have these commands enabled, you can conveniently use them any time you want.

How to Enable Windows 10’s New Built-in SSH Commands
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