No Telnet on Vista

This is for all you IT support people … no, I don’t have to use the ‘telnet’ command often, but when I do, I expect it to be there! So, lo and behold, I have an emergency issue with a client’s SBS/Exchange server today, and I find that I cannot do a simple ‘telnet’ from my Vista workstation.

Why? Microsoft decided that it was a necessary tool to be installed by default.

To solve this problem, go to Control Panel, then Programs, then under Program and Features select Turn Windows Features On/Off, then scroll down and click to select the Telnet Client.

Hope this helps!

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