Posted by: rusteddev | May 11, 2010

Windows Server 2008 R2 – Where is Telnet ?

A few days ago while trying to connect to TFS2010, I wanted to check if network connectivity was opened.

I tryed telnet. But windows server 2008 R2 yelled at me  : telnet is not recognized as an internal or external command …

So where is telnet ? The thing is telnet is not anymore included as a command for security purposes. But you can add Telnet Client features to Windows Server.

Go to Server Management ==> Add Features ==> Telnet Client.

And telnet command just works now…



  1. Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
    I’ve been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

    Thumbs up, and keep it going!

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    • Hi Christian,

      Thanks for your nice comment : it’s my first one !
      Sure I will keep that way !


  2. All the other articles wanted a service enabled but tlnet feature was not present. Thanks your KISS principle, keep it simple stupid, is terrific.

  3. Thank you !!

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