Telnet is a terminal emulation protocol used from a terminal or PC to log in to a remote computer and run a program or execute other commands over a network. Telnet lets you log on as a standard user with the privileges you have been granted to the specific application and data on that computer.

The Telnet client is included with Windows Vista and newer as well as Windows Server 2008 and newer but it is not enabled by default most likely for security reasons. Fortunately it is very easy to enable so you can go about using it to connect to remote computers.


In Windows Vista and up open Control Panel and double click Programs and Features. From there click on the Turn Windows features on or off link on the left and scroll down to Telnet Client. Put a check mark in the box and click OK and you are done.

Enable Telnet

For Windows Server 2008 there are a couple more steps but it's still very easy. Open Server Manager from Administrative Tools and then click on Features. From there, click on the Add Features link on the right and scroll down to Telnet Client. Just like with the Windows desktop versions, put a check mark in the box and click Next and Install and you ready to go.

Enable Telnet

Enable Telnet

Pin It

Join Us On FaceBook

We Recommend:



Join Us On Twitter

Get insights into the computer industry and regular updates on our site. Click Here

OCT Youtube Channel

New tech tip videos posted on a regular basis. Subscribe today! Click Here

Sponsored

LATEST VIDEOS

Cut Yourself Out a Slice of Data As you probably know...

Mount an ISO Image File in a VirtualBox VM Oracle Vi...

Find Your Wireless Password With Ease Many of us have...

3 Ways to Rename your Computer When you install Windo...

Create a Windows iSCSI Storage Server Microsoft Windo...

Learn about Windows 10 Safe Mode and recovery options ...

RECENT TIPS

What is causing your computer to crash?   ...

Is your computer safe from online threats? &nbs...

Can we apply our brain's network to computer net...

Are you ready to get certified?   The Com...

Learn how websites handle massive amounts of tra...

Join the Technology Revolution!   Technol...

NEWS

Try not to get the BlueKeep Blues Once again the Micros...

Are Your Chrome Credentials Secure? Many people like to...

Windows 10 Optional Updates Coming Soon If you can reme...

Use Some Cache to Speed Up Chrome If you use the popula...

WPA2 May Not Be So Secure After All With WPA2 being the...

WPA3 Wireless Security is Coming to Save Us! Wi-Fi is a...