Telnet Operations Guide

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista

This guide provides information about using and administering Windows Telnet in Windows 7, Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Vista®, and Windows Server® 2008.

The Telnet Server service must be installed and configured before a client running Telnet Client can connect to it. There are several settings available on Telnet Server that, if changed from their default values, must also be set on the Telnet client for a connection to be successful. The procedures in this guide document how to install and configure Telnet Server, and how to configure Telnet Client so that it can successfully connect to and interact with the Telnet server.

Additional references

For more information about employing a more secure command-line alternative to Telnet, such as those that support Secure Shell (SSH) and other options, see the following documents:

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Produced by: Microsoft Windows Server User Assistance team

Project Writer: Dave Bishop, L. Joan Devraun

Project Editor: Scott Somohano

Technical Reviewers: Jeff Gollnick, Shamit Patel, Shanmugam Kulandaivel, Jay Munro

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Reviewers: Richard Wu, Wai Ho