Friday, September 12, 2008

Telnet in Windows Vista Home

Apparently telnet isn't installed by default in Windows Vista, or at least not the Home edition. However, it's pretty easy to solve the problem:

1. Go to Start->Control Panel->Programs and Features
2. Click on "Turn Windows features on or off."
3. Scroll down to "Telnet Client", check that box, and click OK.
4. Confirm the installation in the dialog box that appears and go through with the install

You do not appear to need the Vista install disc in order to install the telnet command, but it may require a reboot of your computer.

I ran into the problem myself, and came across this post.

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