A project that I am working on now requires shell access basically to dynamically create cron jobs. This took me a minute and will be the topic of an upcoming post but for now, in my local WAMP based dev environment, I need SSH2 set up and good to go. I quickly found out that the version downloaded from the official PHP site needs to be compiled in a DLL. No time and not set up with MS Visual Studio for that. I was able to procure a version that worked with my local set up of WAMPServer V2.1 on Windows XP:
Hope it helps!