Wednesday, December 23, 2009

How to Enable Telnet in Windows 7

Follow these simple steps to add the telnet command to your command line tools.
Click on “Start Button”

Click on “Control Panel (menu item)” in “Start menu”

 Click on “Uninstall a program (link)” in “Control Panel”


Click on “Turn Windows features on or off (link)” in “Programs and Features”

Click in “Windows Features” box and find the “Telnet Client” check box

Allow the system to install the appropriate files – should take only a few seconds to a minute or so.

To test the functionality:

Click on the “Start button”

Click on “Search Box” in “Start menu”

Type “telnet” and hit “enter”. You should now see the Microsoft Telnet> prompt

Install Telnet Client by using a command line

If you hate GUI mode Dont worry

To install Telnet Client by using a command line.

   1.Open a command prompt window. Click Start, type cmd in the Start Search box, and then

      press ENTER.

   2.Type the following command:

      pkgmgr /iu:"TelnetClient"

   3. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what 

      you want, and then click Continue.

   4.When the command prompt appears again, the installation is complete.

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