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How to enable Telnet client in Windows

Telnet is a Windows feature that allows the verification of the connecting port (open or closed)
 
These steps will walk you through the process to Enable Telnet in a Windows Server 2012 R2 environment
 
The example below are steps taken if you do not have the "Server Manager" icon on the servers desktop Taskbar
 
Step 1:
 
Click on "Start"
 
 
Step 2:
 
Click "Server Manager"
 
 
or type "Server Manager" & Click "Server Manager" from the list of options
 
 
Step 3: 
 
Select "Add roles and features"
 
 
Step 4:
 
Click "Next >
 
 
Step 5:
 
Make sure "Role-based or feature-based installation" is selected
 
Click "Next >
 
 
Step 6:
 
Make sure "Select a server from the server pool" is selected
 
Click "Next >
 

 
Step 7:
 
Under "Server Roles"
 
Click "Next >
 
 
Step 8:
 
Under "Features"
 
Select "Telnet Client"
 
Click "Next >

 
 
Step 9:
 
Under "Confirmation"
 
Click "Install
 

 
Step 10:
 
Test the "Telnet" feature
 
 
telnet [HOST] [PORT]
 
Example: telnet 127.0.0.1 80 or telnet localhost 80
 
 
If you see the above output the feature is working correctly
 
[DONE]

Content retrieved from: https://support.appliedi.net/kb/a1363/how-to-enable-telnet-client-in-windows.aspx.

Updated on November 11, 2019

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