Vista and Telnet

Windows features dialog box

Windows features dialog box

Did you know that Windows Vista doesn’t install a telnet client by default?  Me either, but the steps to enabling it are pretty simple.

  1. From the Start Menu, click on Control Panel.
  2. Click on Programs and Features.
  3. Click on Turn Windows features on or off. (see image)
  4. Select the Telnet Client option.
  5. Click OK.

Open a command prompt, From the Start Menu, type CMD in the “Start Search” box.
Type Telnet, and you’re off to the races.

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