How to Install Telnet in Windows 10

Want to use the Telnet application included with Microsoft Windows¬†10? You first need to enable the program. Here’s how it’s done.

Option 1 – From Control Panel

  1. Open “Control Panel“.
  2. Open “Programs“.
  3. Select the “Turn Windows features on or off¬†” option.
  4. Check the “Telnet Client” box.
    Telnet Client selecting in Windows Features selections
  5. Click “OK“. A box will appear that says “Windows features” and “Searching for required files“.When complete, the Telnet client should be installed in Windows.

Option 2 – From Command Line

You can also install the Telnet Client by issuing a command.

  1. Hold down the Windows Key, then press “R“.
  2. The Run dialog box appears. Type:
    • pkgmgr /iu:”TelnetClient”
      Install Telnet Client command
  3. Select “OK” and Windows will install the Telnet client.


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