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Installing Telnet Client in Windows Server 2012

Telnet Client is a feature that is included with the Microsoft Operating Systems, but it is not enabled by default.

Telnet client is very much useful for troubleshooting mail flow & for doing port connectivity tests.

Let’s see the various methods to install Telnet Client in Windows 2012:

Method 1: Install using GUI

=> Open Server Manager Click “Manage” => “Add Roles & Features“.

=> Now keep clicking “Next” four times until we get “Select Features” page.

=> Select “Telnet Client” feature => then click “Next“.

=> Click “Install“.

Method 2: Install using Powershell

=> Launch the PowerShell window with elevated permissions (Run as Administrator)

=> Type Import-Module servermanager & press enter

=> Type Add-WindowsFeature telnet-client

Method 3: Install using Command Prompt

=> Open command prompt using elevated permissions (Run as Administrator).

=> Type this command: dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:TelnetClient

=> Once the command completes successfully, telnet client will be installed.

Ratish Nair

Microsoft MVP | Exchange Server

Team @MSExchangeGuru

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