Enabling TELNET in Windows 7   Leave a comment

Do you need telnet on your Windows 7 box?

Follow these simple steps to add the telnet command to your command line tools.

Click on “Start Button”

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Click on “Control Panel (menu item)” in “Start menu”
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Click on “Uninstall a program (link)” in “Control Panel”
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Click on “Turn Windows features on or off (link)” in “Programs and Features”
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Click in “Windows Features” box and find the “Telnet Client” check box
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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”
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Click on “Search Box” in “Start menu”
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Type “cmd” in the “Search box” to bring up a command prompt
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Type “telnet” and hit “enter”. You should now see the Microsoft Telnet> prompt
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There you go.  Easy enough.

P.S. If you can’t find the “Telnet Client” check box in your programs list, you may need to upgrade your version of Windows 7 to get these features.

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Posted November 26, 2012 by paras91 in Windows 7 tweaks

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