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I'm working on a SSH project. For that I setup everything on client side.

But I'm facing a problem on my SSH server. I tried some SSH servers like OpenSSH. I installed the OpenSSH server on my Windows PC according to these instructions.

It's working fine only when I run the server in debug mode using the command sshd -ddd.
Or else it's not taking any command from my SSH clients.

I need some suggestions on how to install and setup the SSH server on Windows.

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i am asking openssh server installation guidance –  Mukesh Reddy Jul 3 '12 at 9:16
If you check your installed services (e.g. by running services.msc), does the OpenSSH service appear in the list? Is it configured for startup type Automatic? –  Lars Rohrbach Jul 4 '12 at 6:28
yes it's running in services(with automatic startup)but it is responding only when i run it in debug mode using sshd -ddd command –  Mukesh Reddy Jul 4 '12 at 11:00
and is the service configured to Log On As "Local System"? I can confirm that the setup works on my Win7 machine. Does restarting the service generate any errors? (check your System and Application event logs) –  Lars Rohrbach Jul 6 '12 at 6:59
service is running, but it's listening the commands from the client, it's listening only when i run it in debug mode using this command sshd -d -d -d –  Mukesh Reddy Jul 7 '12 at 10:52

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