Connecting sourceTree to OpenSSH on a Windows 2008 server

I'm trying to setup our Windows 2008 server to allow us to use SourceTree for Git. I have the OpenSSH running, and I can connect via clients like Putty, etc. I have it set to give me the linux shell when I connect. However when I try to use a URL in source tree like this:

ssh://git@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/c/git-repositories/git-xxx

I get that it's an invalid repository. Any suggestions on what I'm doing wrong?

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If you can connect with PuTTY and you have SourceTree configured to use PuTTY as the preferred SSH client implementation (Tools > Options) then the same authentication routes you're using for PuTTY should work in SourceTree too. I'm assuming you have Pageant loaded with your key available.

The best thing to do is to click the 'Details' button next to the error message which should hopefully tell you more about what went wrong.

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