Installing Tectia Client on Windows

The Windows installation package is provided in the MSI (Windows Installer) format for Microsoft Windows versions running on the 64-bit (x86-64) platform architecture.

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

You must have administrator rights to install Tectia Client on Windows.

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 Tectia Client on Windows, do the following:

  1. Extract the contents of the installation zip file to any temporary location.


    The license file will be automatically imported to the correct location, if you extract the contents of the .zip package before running the .msi installer.

    If you run the .msi installer directly from the .zip package, you need to manually install the (stc66.dat) license file. The installation wizard will show an error message about missing license file, and when you attempt to start Tectia Client, you are prompted to install the license manually to the correct directory:

    • On 64-bit Windows versions: "C:\Program Files (x86)\SSH Communications Security\SSH Tectia\SSH Tectia AUX\licenses"

  2. Locate the correct installation file ssh-tectia-client-<version>-windows-<platform>.msi, where:

    • <version> shows the Tectia Client/Server release version and build number, for example

    • <platform> shows the platform architecture: x86_64 for 64-bit Windows versions.

  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. Select Typical installation. For Tectia Client, it includes the sshg3.exe, scpg3.exe, and sftpg3.exe command-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.

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

The default installation directory is:

Desktop Icons

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

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