Telnet Technical Reference
Updated: March 29, 2010
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista
Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, and Windows Server® 2008 include Telnet Client and Telnet Server components. By using Telnet Client and Telnet Server, you can run command-line programs, shell commands, and scripts in a remote command console session just as though you were locally logged on to the remote host.
This article describes the functions that Telnet performs, and how Telnet servers and clients interact. It also provides a command-line reference for Telnet.
In this guide
What is Telnet?
How Telnet Works
Security Considerations for Telnet
Telnet Tools and Settings
Additional Resources for Telnet
Produced by: Microsoft Windows Server User Assistance team
Project Writer: Dave Bishop, L. Joan Devraun
Project Editor: Scott Somohano
Technical Reviewers: Jeff Gollnick, Shanmugam Kulandaivel, Shamit Patel