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Create PowerShell Session via SSH

Maybe you want to manage your Windows server from you Macbook or Linux server, OK, PowerShell Core supports it. Follow me to configure your Windows Server:

1. Install PowerShell Core

Download PowerShell core from PowerShell Core Releases, and extract.

2. Install and Configure SSH Server

2.1 Install

Add-WindowsCapability -Online -Name OpenSSH.Server~~~~

2.2 Configure

Edit the sshd_config file located at $env:ProgramData\ssh. Make sure password authentication is enabled:

PasswordAuthentication yes

Create the SSH subsystem that hosts a PowerShell process on the remote computer:

Subsystem powershell c:/progra~1/pwsh/pwsh.exe -sshs -NoLogo -NoProfile

To get the short path, use this cmdlet:

Get-CimInstance Win32_Directory -Filter 'Name="C:\\Program Files"' | Select-Object EightDotThreeFileName

2.3 Start the service

Set the startup type to automatic, in case your server is rebooted.

Set-Service -Name ssh-agent -StartupType 'Automatic'
Set-Service -Name sshd -StartupType 'Automatic'
Start-Service ssh-agent
Start-Service sshd

Make sure the firewall allows SSH inbound connections.

Connect to Your Server

If you are running a Windows client, make sure PowerShell Core is your current shell.

$s = New-PSSession -HostName -UserName chenry -Port 22
Import-PSSession $s -Module ActiveDirectory