Microsoft Windows Vista: Install Telnet Client

By default, Vista doesn’t install the Telnet client. The client is for text-based communication with remote systems. You can install it by following these steps:

1. Click Start then select Control Panel.
2. Select Programs and Features.
3. Select Turn Windows features on or off.
4. Select the Telnet Client option.
5. Click OK.
6. A dialog box will appear to confirm installation. The telnet command should now be available.

If you feel that this step taking time, you may refer to the command as below and run it from cmd(command prompt).
start /w pkgmgr /iu:”TelnetClient”

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2 thoughts on “Microsoft Windows Vista: Install Telnet Client”

  1. Telnet is not installed by default on Vista because it is generally considered a security risk. Sometimes you really do need it, but you should always try to use SSH as a more secure alternative when it is available. If you need a client that can do both, try AbsoluteTelnet. See my sig below for a link.


    Brian Pence
    Celestial Software
    AbsoluteTelnet (for telnet and ssh)

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