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Enabling Telnet Client on Windows Vista & Windows 7
Posted by - NA - on 19 March 2010 04:36 PM
Issue

You are using Windows Vista or Windows 7 and are unable to perform a telnet.


Symptoms

You gets an error 'telnet is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file' when you use a command prompt and try to telnet.


Cause

By default, Windows Vista or Windows 7 doesn’t install the Telnet client. Thus, you will need to enable it manually as to allow you to utilise the stated service.


Workaround

You may install it by following the steps below:

STEP 1: Click Start then select Control Panel.

STEP 2: Select Programs and Features.

STEP 3: Select Turn Windows features on or off.

STEP 4: Select the Telnet Client option.

STEP 5: Click OK.

STEP 6: A dialog box will appear to confirm installation. The telnet command should now be available.


Additional Information

Please try performing the telnet via command prompt after you have enabled this respective service and you will receive a valid result.


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