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How to Enable Telnet in Windows 7

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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45 Responses to “How to Enable Telnet in Windows 7”

  1. Leon says:

    this does not work in Windows 7 because the “Turn Windows features on or off (link)” in “Programs and Features” remains blank at all times and I cannot check or uncheck any items.

  2. RM says:

    i always get an error saying: “Not all components were successfully installed…”

    then it says that I should restart my computer..after i restarted it, nothing happened

  3. Thank you very much for the article. It solved my problem. Very helpful article.

  4. AbodoX says:

    Worked for me very easy, i was trying the same but didnt saw the telnet :P thx

  5. arun says:

    it is working for me ..

  6. andrew.cocos says:

    You can simply hit Win+R and type:
    pkgmgr /iu:”TelnetClient”

  7. Arko says:

    Thanks….it is work for me….and its very easy……..

  8. M.J says:

    Thanks man … Its work for me so fast :)

  9. Efrain says:

    Thanks for the article. I can now work on my DIGI Portservers.

  10. vinay says:

    thank you, it works for me

  11. Liko says:

    Thank you much! Works great.

  12. barataaway says:

    thank you very much. it worked for me.

  13. Ah Park says:

    Thanks a lot, this guidelines really helpful.

  14. anant gharge says:

    Thank You Very Much. it worked for me.

  15. Manish says:

    Thanks it worked for me :-)

  16. Sidhu says:

    Thanks for proper visual guide.

  17. Hari says:

    Bingo!!
    Straight and direct; fast and simple

    Thx a ton dude!

  18. shanmukha varma says:

    user reference is excelent

  19. Raksha says:

    thanks, work done.

  20. Hussain says:

    Thanks buddy. Easy and simple.

  21. Roya says:

    Hi,
    thank you very much, you solve my problem .

  22. Ashish Parkar says:

    It works

  23. Prem says:

    pretty neat..thanks for the clear instructions

  24. amey says:

    hi,

    thanks
    its solve my problem of telnet and tftp. :-)

  25. Melissa says:

    This was awesome – thank you!!!

  26. Kanchan says:

    Thanks a lot. its working……

  27. SANJEEV KUMAR says:

    it was very helpful for me.

    thanks buddy.byby
    sanjeev (India)

  28. Sreyoshi Sen says:

    thanks, it worked for me.

  29. sachin badole0 says:

    thank i work fine…and do your job..best of luck..

  30. bob says:

    yesss it worked :D

  31. Christine says:

    Thank you and it worked like a charm.

  32. Dev says:

    Works fine. Thx for info.

  33. Sandy says:

    Thanks for the article… working like charm for me :)

  34. Shahzad says:

    Thanks dear its works.

  35. itdreamer says:

    tnx for this idea. love it.

  36. Prashanth says:

    Simple and stright forward

  37. liching says:

    this telnet client is not conected how to connect

  38. Abhishek says:

    Thank You

  39. Vijay says:

    It is working , Thank u very much

  40. Arafin Mahamud says:

    Thnks for this

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