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Connect to a Telnet Server as a Standard User

Updated: March 24, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista

To communicate with a Telnet server, you must provide information to your Telnet client that enables it to search for and connect to the Telnet server. The information must also include a user account and password recognized by, and that has permission to access, the server.

Any user account can be used to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.

You can perform this procedure by using either of the following methods:

  1. At the command prompt, type the following command:

    telnet hostname [port]

  2. The connection is successful if you see one of the following:

    • A request for a user name and password.

    • The Telnet server welcome message and a command prompt.

  1. If you are currently connected to a remote access server, you must disconnect from it before attempting to connect to a Telnet server. See Disconnect from a Telnet Server.

  2. In Telnet client, switch to Command mode. See Switch Between Session Mode and Command Mode.

  3. At the Microsoft Telnet> command prompt, type the command:

    open hostname [port]

  4. The connection is successful if you see one of the following:

    • A request for user name and password.

    • The Telnet server welcome message and a command prompt.

Parameters

 

Parameter Meaning

hostname

Name or IP address of the remote Telnet server.

port

TCP port number of the Telnet server. Use only if the administrator of the Telnet server changed the port number from the default value of 23.

Additional considerations

  • Any user account can be used to complete this procedure. However, your user account must have access granted to the Telnet server to which you are trying to connect. For more information, see Grant Access to a Telnet Server.

  • If you want to log on to the Telnet server by using an account that is a member of the Administrators group, then see Connect to a Telnet Server as an Administrator.

Formatting Legend

 

Format Meaning

Italic

Information that the user must supply

Bold

Elements that the user must type exactly as shown

Between brackets ([])

Optional items

See Also

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