I tried setting up ssh using OpenSSH and powershell on a nextbook with Windows 10 home edition installed. An error resulted on powershell which merely stated that ssh service couldn't be started on the computer. There is a message in the control panel which says that remote connection to the computer is not supported in the current edition of windows. I'm guessing this is the reason I cannot setup an ssh service. If so, is there a way to support ssh on Windows 10 home edition?

Edit: The error I'm receiving in powershell after trying, ' Start-Service sshd ', is as follows: " Service 'sshd (sshd)' cannot be started due to the following error: Cannot start service sshd on Computer '.'. "

I went through the tutorial here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/2017/12/15/using-the-openssh-beta-in-windows-10-fall-creators-update-and-windows-server-1709/ and the error results from trying the Start-Service script near the bottom.

  • Windows 10 Home, version 16299 – poo_code Jan 9 '18 at 21:56
  • From this post, blogs.vmware.com/feed-items/…, I know I can use the OpenSSH Client, but what about OpenSSH server? – poo_code Jan 9 '18 at 22:03
  • I answered 16299 which is actually the build. The version I'm running is 1709. So, the answer to your question is Windows 10 Home Version 1709. – poo_code Jan 9 '18 at 23:10
  • I posted an edit to the original question. – poo_code Jan 9 '18 at 23:53
  • Please see the latest edit to the original question. – poo_code Jan 10 '18 at 0:23

Had the same issue, this solved it for me

Work around:

Open control panel and navigate to Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment. Double click Replace a Process Level Token Add NT Service\SSHD

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    Can you please quote something from the link here? Links-only answers are not encouraged here since the link could just die, etc – Tiago Caldeira May 5 '18 at 17:32

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