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Windows 7 – Enable Telnet

June 14, 2009

It’s very rare that I use Telnet these days, so it took a long time for me to notice that by default it was not packaged with Windows 7. I did some research and found out that this was also true for Windows Vista. More than likely this was an attempt to make Windows more secure by default, as Telnet is very insecure and whenever you have the choice you should always use SSH. However, with that being said, you can quickly re-enable Telnet by following these steps:

  1. Start
  2. Control Panel
  3. Programs And Features
  4. Turn Windows features on or off
  5. Check Telnet Client
  6. Hit OK

After that you can start Telnet via Command Prompt.

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  1. Thanks dude, I often use telnet in my programming subjects. 🙂
    I can now send Email and browse the web. XD

  2. Could somebody help me?
    When I tried to change this option, an error message appeared that says unalble to confirm the changes.Then,:Would you like to restart your computer?Sh*t! I use Win7 Built 7600 Home Premium HUN.
    Please if somebody has any sollution, send me!
    I don’t mind if somebody know another commander which has telnet and supported under win7.

  3. Note that I did not have to restart my win7 laptop .

    I just did as instructed and closed my command prompt ( for general principles ) and started telnet to my company machine no problem .

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