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Install Telnet Server

Updated: March 24, 2010

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

The Telnet Server service is not installed by default on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. The procedures to install Telnet Server vary based on the operating system you are using:

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

On Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Vista you can use the following command line procedure to install Telnet Server.

  1. Open a command prompt window. Click Start, type cmd in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

  2. Type the following command:

    pkgmgr /iu:”TelnetServer”
    
  3. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.

  4. When the command prompt appears again, the installation is complete.

On Windows Server 2008, you can use the Role Management tool to install optional components.

  1. Start Server Manager. Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Manage.

  2. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.

  3. In the Features Summary section, click Add features.

  4. On the Select Features page, select Telnet Server. You can also select Telnet Client if you want.

  5. Click Next, and then on the Confirm Installation Options page, click Install.

  6. On the Installation Results page, click Close.

  7. Close Server Manager.

On Windows Vista, you can use the Windows Features tool to install optional components.

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  2. On the Control Panel Home page, click Programs.

  3. Under the section titled Programs and Features, click Turn Windows features on or off.

  4. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.

  5. In the Windows Features list, select Telnet Server, and then click OK.

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