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I know people might have forgotten what’s Telnet already because this ancient old program is not secure and people have more favor for secure Telnet and SSH clients such as Putty. Telnet is not even installed in standard Windows Vista installation.

Nevertheless, Telnet is still useful if you just want to use it to troubleshoot some simple functions quickly, such as on your web server or email server. To install Telnet client on Windows Vista, you simply need to follow the following steps.

Telnet client

  1. Go to “Control Panel”
  2. Select “Programs and Features”
  3. In the left column, click on “Turn Windows features on or off”.
  4. Check the box next to “Telnet client” and click on OK.

That’s it. The Telnet client will be installed in a short while. Sometimes it will take a couple of moments while Vista performs checks and etc I guess.

In a future post, I might show you how to use Telnet to send a quick email. Yupe, without using Outlook Express. 🙂