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
- Open “Control Panel“.
- Open “Programs“.
- Select the “Turn Windows features on or off ” option.
- Check the “Telnet Client” box.
- 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.
- Hold down the Windows Key, then press “R“.
- The Run dialog box appears. Type:
- pkgmgr /iu:”TelnetClient”
- pkgmgr /iu:”TelnetClient”
- Select “OK” and Windows will install the Telnet client.
you could use telnet from command prompt
After opening the command prompt, you could type telnet /? to get info on how to use it
Okay, suppose do get Telnet client installed. Now where the heck is it?
Note: PkgMgr.exe has been deprecated. Please update your scripts to
use DISM.exe to install, uninstall, configure, and update features
and packages for Windows.
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Robert Donnan says
Thanks, my guy
Brent D says
Worked exactly as described. Thank you!
Carlos Carvalho says
Windows 10, dont have Control Panel.., but comand line, function very well.
Wow wow, this manual is wicked simple but highly helpful.
Thanks you to whom made this manual.
Daniel Walstad says
How did you guys enable telnet on the latest windows 10 version?
aolphn zhang says
Thanks for your introduce,it’s worked
Laurence Marks says
Thanks for offering two options. With the latest Win 10 updates the Telnet Client no longer appears on menus. Fortunately the command line option still works.
Thanks man ., you are the best
Hi There, Thank you for this amazing steps. I was able to work it out with your help.
Thanks it helped..
Thanks! Working :)
Doesn’t work. I tried 3 time. It keeps saying it needs to reboot to finish the process (why? there’s no conceivable reason except incompetent program that this should require a reboot, but anyway…) I let it reboot. Telnet still doesn’t work. I try again, the telnet client box is not checked. I check it and says “searching for required files”, and then says it has to reboot for it to complete. I let it reboot. It comes up (eventually), I start up all my standard apps (a good 10 minutes), try to telnet again, says it doesn’t recognize the command, I go back to programs in the control panel, Telnet Client is still not checked, check the box, click okay, repeat 2 more times. What a frigging waste of time this brain-dead O/S is!
Great help thanks
My Telent keeps crashing while I am using it. I have attempted to turn off the feature and then back on again but it did not fix the issue.
Do you know why this is happening and how I can fix it?
hello, thanks for your information. simply wicked.
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