In Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 the Telnet Client is not installed by default, but if you are a real geek like me you can’t live without the good old Telnet Client . In this post I will guide you through installing the Telnet Client feature that is no longer installed by default in Windows. So why not just installed via the GUI you might think? Well you can of cause do that too, but of you need to automate the task or maybe do it on many Pc’s it might be a lot more efficient to do from a commend prompt or maybe via PowerShell.
What is Telnet?
Telnet is a command line network protocol (TCP) that is used for many purposes e.g. connecting to mail-servers, terminals and firewalls.
Install Telnet from a command line
To install the Telnet Client from a command line enter the following line and press enter:
dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:TelnetClient
Uninstalling Telnet from a command line
To uninstall the Telnet Client from a command line enter the following line and press enter:
dism /online /Disable-Feature /FeatureName:TelnetClient
The DISM Command
This was just showing how to install and uninstall the Telnet Client from a command line via the DISM command. You can also install other features in Windows from command line. E.g. MediaCenter, MessageQueue and many other features that are built-in to Windows, but not enabled by default. You can even install MineSweeper with DISM if your local admin have not locked down this feature DISM is short for Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool.
That was all from me, but how about you? Have you ever used a Telnet Client? Please drop me a comment below and share this post using the Social share buttons below