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Configure the Telnet Terminal Type

Updated: March 24, 2010

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

You can use this procedure to configure the terminal type emulated by your Telnet client.

The default Windows Telnet terminal type is ANSI. Other valid terminal types are VT52, VT100, and VTNT.

Any user account can be used to complete this procedure.

Perform the following procedures:

  1. On the Telnet client, switch to command mode. See Switch Between Session Mode and Command Mode.

  2. At the Microsoft Telnet> command prompt, type d, and then press ENTER.

  3. The output includes text similar to the following:

    Preferred term type is type

  1. On the Telnet client, switch to command mode. See Switch Between Session Mode and Command Mode.

  2. At the Microsoft Telnet> command prompt, type set term type, and then press ENTER. Type must be one of the following: vt100, vt52, ansi, or vtnt.

    The output confirms your selection by displaying your setting.

For additional information about the standards that define Telnet terminal options, see the following RFCs available at the Internet Engineering Task Force Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=121):

  • RFCs 930 and 1041: Telnet Terminal Type Option

  • RFC 1091: Telnet 3270 Regime Option

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