Could recommend a remote shell for windows 7?

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

  • any reason you cannot use remote desktop?
    – stijn
    Oct 17, 2010 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, 2010 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, 2011 at 13:19

Windows remote management and remote shell are built-in:


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