Windows – Installing Open SSH Client Beta on Windows 10 (failure 0x800F0950)

sshwindows 10

Trying to install the Open SSH Client (Beta) (described here: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/heres-how-to-enable-the-built-in-windows-10-openssh-client/ )

But it looks like it starts to install and then doesn't. My Optional feature history has Error Code 0x800F0950 but no other explaination and nothing is mentioned in any windows logs… what is the next step to try and make this work?

Optional Feature History with errors

Best Answer

  • I had the same issue with 4 failed attempts to install the beta OpenSSH client just now. I needed to install the optional package "Windows Developer Mode" first. It's in the "Manage optional features" list at the bottom. Once I installed that, I could install the OpenSSH client successfully. Then a reboot and the ssh command was available in the normal command prompt.