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Telnet

Updated: March 23, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

Microsoft® Windows 7, Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Vista®, and Windows Server® 2008 include Telnet Client and Server components. By using Telnet Client and Server, you can create a remote command console session on a host. You can run command line programs, and scripts in a remote command console session just as if you were locally logged on to the host and using a local Command Prompt window.

The documentation available for Telnet includes the following:

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=106284

This guide provides information about how to use and administer Telnet in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. It includes procedures for completing common tasks related to installing, configuring, and using Telnet Server and Client.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=111578

This guide provides reference information about Telnet, the functions that Telnet performs, and how Telnet servers and clients interact. It includes conceptual information, and references for the various tools, registry entries, error and events, and the Requests for Comment (RFCs) supported by the Microsoft implementation of Telnet.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=106283

This guide provides troubleshooting information for Telnet in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. It can help you identify and resolve problems that can occur when you try to connect to remote hosts using the Telnet protocol.

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