Removing sshd dæmon in Cygwin

Disabling the Cygwin SSH server means you will need an alternative means of control, whether physical presence or TeamViewer etc. Don’t do this for a remote PC before you know the alternative remote control method will work!

Disable Cygwin Windows SSH server with Cygwin “Run As Administrator”:

cygrunsrv -E sshd

cygrunsrv -R sshd

Reboot and verify that you CANNOT connect to your former SSH server. CYGWIN sshd should not be in services.msc anymore.