On Mac and Linux, the
meteor command line tool assumes that the
ssh command line tool, used to make secure connections to other computers, is always present. On Windows, this tool needs to be installed. Below are listed two options for setting it up and using it.
If you don't want to add Unix commands to your PATH on Windows, you can download a standalone SSH client like PuTTY. Download PuTTY here, then follow the instructions below to get a build machine.
meteor admin get-machine <os-architecture> --json
The easiest way to get up and running is to install Git for Windows from this download page, and select "Use Git and optional Unix tools from the Windows Command Prompt" as in the screenshot below.
meteor admin get-machine <os-architecture> will work exactly as it does on Linux and Mac. Keep in mind that you might need to restart your terminal to get the new commands.