Installing Bitvise SSH Server
To install Bitvise SSH Server, just execute the distributable that you downloaded from our website and follow the process. As soon as the installer completes, you will have a working SSH server installation on your machine. No changes to the default configuration are necessary, you only need to start it. However, see also Configuring groups and accounts - this will help you restrict your users' access to those features that they actually need, which will improve security.
It is also possible to install Bitvise SSH Server in unattended mode, using command-line parameters to the installer. If you wish to make use of this feature, execute the following for a list of supported command-line parameters:
For example, if you wished to install Bitvise SSH Server on a fresh machine and start it immediately afterwards, you might execute the following:
BvSshServer-Inst.exe /Site="Bitvise SSH Server" /ActivationCode 01234567890123456789...0123456789
net start BvSshServer
You would use this if you had many Bitvise SSH Server installations to make, using an activation code supplied as part of our Simplified Activation Process. To apply a ready-made configuration file as part of the installation process, you would add the '/Settings' parameter and specify the file from which Bitvise SSH Server should load its configuration. This file can be created by exporting the settings of an existing installation from its Bitvise SSH Server Control Panel.
If you are installing a single Bitvise SSH Server installation, you should of course simply execute the installer (without parameters) and follow the instructions provided by the user interface.