Prerequisites for Windows nodes

Enable the built-in SSH server

As a reminder, Windows (since version 10) includes an optional SSH server.

Don’t forget to enable it so that Ctfreak can connect to it.

Use PowerShell as the default shell for SSH connections

New-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\OpenSSH" -Name DefaultShell `
-Value "C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -PropertyType String -Force

Use Unicode UTF-8 for worldwide language support

Go to:

Settings > Time & Language > Language & region > Administrative language settings > Administrative tab > Change system locale button

Enable “Beta:Use Unicode UTF-8 for worldwide language support.”