Feb 242008

In Windows Vista, both Telnet client and Telnet server features are available, although they are not turned on by default. Instead, these features can be turned on by an administrator (or a user with an administrator account).

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You can enable telnet client and server using the following steps

Click Start—>Click Control Panel

Now Click Programs

Click Programs and Features

Select Windows features on or off from the left column

In the Windows Features dialog box, click Telnet client,Telnet Server and then click OK.

To prevent users from turning on the Telnet client or Telnet server, you can ensure that they do not have administrator accounts. As an additional step, you can use a script to check if Telnet.exe is present on a computer that runs Windows Vista.

Note:-A terminal-emulation program called Hyperterminal was available in Windows XP, but it is not available in Windows Vista.

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  2 Responses to “How to Turn On Telnet client and server in Vista”

  1. Telnet is not installed by default because its use is generally highly discouraged. If you need remote terminal access, you should really be using an SSH client instead of telnet. Try AbsoluteTelnet SSH instead. It’s a great SSH client (and it also supports telnet if you really do need it)


    Brian Pence

  2. I agree!!! Putty for me :-)

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