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SSH Tectia

Installing on Windows

The Windows installation packages are provided in the MSI (Microsoft Installer) format. The same package is compatible with the 32-bit (x86) and the 64-bit (x64) versions of Microsoft Windows.

SSH Tectia ConnectSecure 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.

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.

To install SSH Tectia ConnectSecure on Windows, follow the instructions below:

  1. 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 .zip package before running the .msi installer, or if you are installing from a CD-ROM.

    If you run the .msi installer directly from the online .zip package, you need to manually import the stcs61.dat license file after completing the installation.

  2. Locate the installation file ssh-tectia-connectsecure-<version>.msi (where <version> indicates the product release and the current build number, for example

  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. The Typical installation of SSH Tectia ConnectSecure includes the scpg3.exe and sftpg3.exe command-line tools, the graphical user interface for terminal and file transfer, and the FTP-SFTP conversion and transparent tunneling component.

    It does NOT include the sshg3.exe command-line tool, or the file transfer SDKs.

    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 2.1.

    Installation options with SSH Tectia ConnectSecure

    Figure 2.1. Installation options with SSH Tectia ConnectSecure

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

  7. 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).

SSH Tectia Program Group

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

The SSH Tectia ConnectSecure program group

Figure 2.2. The SSH Tectia ConnectSecure program group

The Documentation link opens the User Documentation view on the SSH website.

The SSH Tectia - File Transfer link opens the file transfer GUI (on Windows).

The SSH Tectia - Terminal link opens the terminal GUI (on Windows).

The SSH Tectia - Configuration link opens the Connection Broker configuration GUI on all supported platforms.

Desktop Icons

If you install the GUI components, SSH Tectia icons are added to your desktop. There are separate program icons for SSH Tectia terminal and file transfer windows.

The SSH Tectia Terminal icon

Figure 2.3. The SSH Tectia Terminal icon

The SSH Tectia File Transfer icon

Figure 2.4. The SSH Tectia File Transfer icon