When working with CVS, there are several concepts that you should know:
Here's a link to a new tutorial I've created named "How to import a new module into CVS using WinCVS".
CVS login FAQ: How do I login to a CVS server using SSH?
cvs login - a Windows example
Here's how I do a "cvs login" to our CVS server using SSH, on a Windows PC:
set CVSROOT=:ssh:firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/cvs/ cvs login
Note that the only real different thing here is that you specify the ssh protocol for communicating with the server.