The Windows installation packages are provided in the MSI (Microsoft Installer) format. The same package is compatible with the supported 32-bit (x86) and the 64-bit (x64) versions of Microsoft Windows.
On the CD-ROM, the installation package for Windows is located in the
SSH Tectia Client includes support for Entrust certificates on 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 executable Microsoft Installer (MSI) package.
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 SSH Tectia Client Software.
To install SSH Tectia Client on Windows, follow the instructions below:
Extract the installation zip file contents to a temporary location.
The license file will be imported automatically, when you extract the contents of the online
.zippackage before running the
.msiinstaller, or if you are installing from a CD-ROM.
If you run the
.msiinstaller directly from the online
.zippackage, you need to manually import the
stc61.datlicense file after completing the installation. The installation wizard will show an error message about missing license file (see below), and when you attempt to start the SSH Tectia Client, you are prompted to import the license manually to the correct directory:
C:\Program Files\SSH Communications Security\SSH Tectia\SSH Tectia AUX\licenses"
Locate the installation file
<version>corresponds to the version and build number, for example
Double-click the installation file, and the installation wizard will start.
Follow the wizard through the installation steps and fill in information as requested.
The Typical installation of SSH Tectia Client includes the
sftpg3.execommand-line tools, and the graphical user interface for terminal and file transfer.
To install all components, select Complete when the wizard prompts for the setup type.
Transparent TCP tunneling is supported as an optional feature on Windows XP, Vista, and 7.
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 2.2.
When the installation has finished, click Finish to exit the wizard.
The default installation directory is "
C:\Program Files\SSH Communications Security\SSH Tectia".
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.
In silent mode, SSH Tectia Client is installed with the default settings and without any additional features.
The following command can be used to install SSH Tectia Client silently:
msiexec /q /i ssh-tectia-client-<version>-windows.msi INSTALLDIR="<path>"
In the command,
<version> is the current version of SSH Tectia Client (for example,
<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").
The installation creates a new program group in the Start → Programs menu. The default name for this program group is SSH Tectia Client.
The Documentation link opens the User Documentation view on the SSH website.
The SSH Tectia - File Transfer link opens a Secure Shell session with the file transfer GUI.
The SSH Tectia - Terminal link opens a Secure Shell session with the terminal GUI.
The SSH Tectia - Configuration link opens the GUI for configuring the Connection Broker.
During installation, SSH Tectia icons are added to your desktop. There are separate program icons for SSH Tectia Terminal and File Transfer windows. They both start the same application,
ssh-client-g3.exe. The first icon starts the terminal window and the latter starts the file transfer window.