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SSH Tectia

Installing on Windows

SSH Tectia Client is available for Microsoft Windows 2000 with SP4, XP with SP2, Server 2003 with SP2, Server 2003 x64 Edition, Vista, and Vista x64.

Depending on the software you have purchased, the package will be either for SSH Tectia Client or SSH Tectia Client with EFT Expansion Pack.

The Windows installation packages are provided in the MSI (Microsoft Installer) format. The package is also compatible with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 and Vista x64.

SSH Tectia Client includes support for Entrust certificates on Windows 2000 and Windows XP. The necessary libraries are automatically included in the installation.

The online installation package is a zip file containing the license file and the the executable Microsoft Installer (MSI) package.

On the CD-ROM, the installation package for Windows is located in the /install/windows/ directory.

The installation is carried out by a standard installation wizard. The wizard prompts you for information, copies the program files and sets up the client.

If you are upgrading a previous installation of SSH Tectia Client, see first Upgrading Previously Installed Secure Shell Software.

To install SSH Tectia Client, follow the instructions below:

  1. Online package: Extract the installation zip file contents to a temporary location.

    [Note]Note

    The license file will be imported automatically, if you extract the contents of the online .zip package before running the .msi installer, or if you are installing from a CD-ROM.

    You have to manually import the license file (stc53.dat or stcf53.dat) after completing the installation, if you run the .msi installer directly from the online .zip package.

  2. Locate the installation file ssh-tectia-client-<version>.msi (where <version> corresponds to the version and build number, for example 5.3.8.123).

  3. Double-click the installation file, and the installation wizard will start.

  4. Follow the wizard through the installation steps and fill in information as requested.

  5. (Optional with SSH Tectia Client) The Typical installation of SSH Tectia Client includes the sshg3.exe, scpg3.exe, and sftpg3.exe command-line tools, and the graphical user interface for terminal and file transfer.

    If you want to select the components to install, select Custom when the wizard prompts for the setup type. The next dialog box allows you to exclude some of the components from the installation. See Figure 2.1.

    Installation options with SSH Tectia Client

    Figure 2.1. Installation options with SSH Tectia Client

  6. (Optional with SSH Tectia Client with EFT Expansion Pack) The Typical installation of SSH Tectia Client with EFT Expansion Pack includes the scpg3.exe and sftpg3.exe command-line tools and the graphical user interface for terminal and file transfer. It does not include the sshg3.exe command-line tool, the FTP-SFTP conversion component, or the file transfer SDKs.

    [Note]Note

    The FTP-SFTP conversion module is not supported on Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Vista, or Windows Vista x64.

    To install all components, select Complete when the wizard prompts for the setup type.

    To select the components to install, select Custom when the wizard prompts for the setup type. The next dialog box allows you to select the optional components to install. See Figure 2.2.

    Installation options with SSH Tectia Client with EFT Expansion Pack

    Figure 2.2. Installation options with SSH Tectia Client with EFT Expansion Pack

  7. When the installation has finished, click Finish to exit the wizard.

  8. (SSH Tectia Client with EFT Expansion Pack) If you installed the FTP-SFTP conversion component, you have to restart the computer. Click Yes to restart.

The default installation directory is "C:\Program Files\SSH Communications Security\SSH Tectia" located on your system partition (typically the C drive).

The installation creates a new program group in the Start → Programs menu. The default name for this program group is SSH Tectia Client.

The SSH Tectia Client program group

Figure 2.3. The SSH Tectia Client program group

Silent Installation

SSH Tectia Client can also be installed silently on a workstation. Silent (non-interactive) installation means that the installation procedure will not display any user interface and will not ask any questions from the user. This option is especially useful for system administrators, as it allows remotely-operated automated installations.

The following command can be used to install SSH Tectia Client silently:

msiexec /q /i ssh-tectia-client-<version>.msi INSTALLDIR="<path>"

In the command, <version> is the current version of SSH Tectia Client (for example, 5.3.8.123), and <path> is the path to the desired installation directory. If the INSTALLDIR variable is omitted, SSH Tectia Client is installed to the default location ("C:\Program Files\SSH Communications Security\SSH Tectia").

Desktop Icons

During installation SSH Tectia Client icons are added to your desktop. There are separate program icons for SSH Tectia Client terminal and file transfer windows. They both start the same application, ssh-client-g3.exe. The former icon starts with the terminal window and the latter with the file transfer window

The SSH Tectia Client icon

Figure 2.4. The SSH Tectia Client icon

The SSH Tectia Client - File Transfer icon

Figure 2.5. The SSH Tectia Client - File Transfer icon

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