Whether I tried from a client like RapidSVN or from the command line, this is the error I got:

svn: Can't create tunnel: The system cannot find the file specified.

It would have been helpful if the message mentioned what file it was looking for, but whatever… …even more surprisingly, google-ing didn’t turn up a solution either…

Luckily I remembered something about plink.exe …

The second obstacle was finding the right way to specify the path to plink.exe

I added the environmental variable: SVN_SSH With value: "c:/program files/putty/plink.exe" Yes, the path is unix style and NOT windows style. And yes, the path is enclosed in double quotes (because of the space in it).

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