How to Enable Telnet Client in Windows 7 or Vista

by vbb on July 16, 2009

in Tips & Tricks

According to Wiki -“Telnet (teletype network) is a network protocol used on the Internet or local area networks to provide a bidirectional interactive communications facility. Typically, telnet provides access to a command-line interface on a remote host via a virtual terminal connection which consists of an 8-bit byte oriented data connection over the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).”

Unlike Windows XP ,Windows 7 and Windows Vista do not include Telnet client by default.Telnet needs to be enabled via the Programs and Features.Here is How to do it.

Enable Telnet Client on Windows

You open a Telnet session by typing Telnet either on the command prompt or on the Run dialog box.If your computer does not have Telnet client installed you will get the following error message.

no Telnet Client on Wndows 7

This message is displayed in both Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

To enable Telnet go to control panel and select programs and features.Select Turn Windows features on or off.

Telnet Client on Wndows 7 and Vista

This will open a box with many programs which includes Telnet.Just select Telnet and tick the checkbox to turn it on.

Telnet Client on Wndows 7

Now you should be able to run telnet from the run dialog box or command prompt.

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