My ramblings about all things technical

Enabling Telnet in Windows 7

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This morning while trying to do some troubleshooting via one of my windows 7 testing machines I noticed that they have disabled telnet by standard as they did in vista it seems. I’m sure this is due to Microsoft trying to make windows 7 more secure. So I thought I would quickly post up how to re-enable it for anyone wishing to do this but isn’t fully up to speed with windows 7(although guess if you need telnet you should be already but anyhow)

  • Go to Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs And Features
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  • Turn Windows features on or off
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  • Tick the box for Telnet Client
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  • Then click the OK button and it will be installed for you.

Hope this helps someone 🙂

Gregg Robertson



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