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:
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.
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.
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.
Help for the Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP versions of Telnet can be found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=48891
For more information about employing a more secure command-line alternative to Telnet, such as those that support Secure Shell (SSH) and other options, see the following documents:
For additional information about the standards that define SSH, see RFC 4252, "The Secure Shell (SSH) Authentication Protocol," at the Internet Engineering Task Force Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=121).