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.

Tectia ConnectSecure includes support for Entrust certificates on Windows XP. The necessary libraries are automatically included in the installation.

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

On the installation disk, 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.

Before you install the latest version of Tectia ConnectSecure, you must uninstall any existing version of Tectia Client or Tectia ConnectSecure and restart the computer after the uninstallation. See Upgrading Previously Installed Tectia ConnectSecure Software and Removing from Windows .

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

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

  2. Locate the Windows Installer file ssh-tectia-connectsecure-<version>.msi (where <version> indicates the product release and the current build number, for example On some Windows versions the .msi file type is not shown for the installer file.

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


    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 the DVD.

    If you run the .msi installer directly from the online .zip package, you need to manually import the stcs62.dat license file after completing the installation to the license directory:

    C:\Program Files\SSH Communications Security\SSH Tectia\SSH Tectia AUX\licenses

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

  5. The Typical installation of 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 Tectia ConnectSecure

    Figure 2.1. Installation options with 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). Tectia ConnectSecure is located in the SSH Tectia Client folder.

Desktop Icons

If you install the GUI components, Tectia icons are added to your desktop. There are separate program icons for Tectia SSH Terminal GUI and Tectia Secure File Transfer GUI.

The Tectia SSH Terminal GUI icon

Figure 2.2. The Tectia SSH Terminal GUI icon

The Tectia Secure File Transfer GUI icon

Figure 2.3. The Tectia Secure File Transfer GUI icon