Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Install Telnet Client on Windows

You must be logged in as a user with Administrator role to add Telnet client capabilities.

  • Install Telnet Client by using a command line
    • Supported OS: Windows 8/7/Vista, Windows Server 2008
    • Steps:
      • Open a command prompt window. Click Start, type cmd in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
      • Type the following command: pkgmgr /iu:"TelnetClient"
    • Note: If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
    • When the command prompt appears again, the installation is complete.
    • Yes, its as simple as that from the command line. :)
  • Install Telnet Client on Windows Server (2008 or >) using Management Console
    • Use the Role Management tool.
    • Steps:
      • Start Server Manager. Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Manage.
      • If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
      • In the Features Summary section, click Add features.
      • In the Add Features Wizard, select Telnet Client, and then click Next.
      • On the Confirm Installation Options page, click Install.
      • When installation finishes, on the Installation Results page, click Close.
  • Install Telnet Client on Windows 8/7/Vista from Control Panel
    • Use the Windows Features tool.
    • Steps:
      • Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
      • On the Control Panel Home page, click Programs.
      • In the Programs and Features section, click Turn Windows features on or off.
      • If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
      • In the Windows Features list, select Telnet Client, and then click OK.

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