Here is how to Enable Windows Subsystem For Linux. What this does is allow you to interact with Linux machines on the network natively.
- If you have W10 Creators update:
Open PowerShell as Administrator and run:
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
After installation your Linux distribution will be located at: %localappdata%\lxss.
1a. If you don’t yet:
#Turn on Developer Mode
#Open Settings -> Update and Security -> For developers
Then do it.
- Open a command prompt. Type: bash
This will ask you something, just say yes. Then it will have you create a user and password.
First, change the root password: sudo passwd root
Now try creating a file in your Windows system from the linux system:
(type whatever) then press keyboard keys Ctrl+o
Check from Windows. It’s there!
- Now you can do the standard updates:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
- Start interacting with your servers using ssh and other linux tools! For more info, see here.