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Could recommend a remote shell for windows 7?

Or is there already a remote shell funtionality inside windows 7?

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any reason you cannot use remote desktop? –  stijn Oct 17 '10 at 8:49
    
@stijn: 1. I have not ever use it; 2. I have no enough bandwith; 3. I prefer shell than desktop environment. –  Jichao Oct 17 '10 at 9:18

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You could enable the Telnet server in Windows, but as Telnet is generally insecure, I wouldn't recommend it. However, you could set up an SSH server using Cygwin that would allow you to remotely connect to a Windows 7 computer via SSH (Secure Shell). Lifehacker has a fairly straightforward guide on just that.

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I highly recommend OpenSSH for Windows. Telnet is NOT the way to go as it is very insecure as you pointed out, SSH uses encryption. –  qroberts Jun 29 '11 at 13:19

Windows remote management and remote shell are built-in:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa384372(v=vs.85).aspx

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