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enable telnet Windows 10

This post introduces Telnet, how to enable Telnet on Windows 10 and how to use Telnet in Windows. You can easily install Telnet in Windows 10 via Control Panel or CMD. Check the detailed guides. MiniTool software also provides some useful Windows 10 software mates, incl. MiniTool Power Data Recovery, MiniTool Partition Wizard, MiniTool ShadowMaker, MiniTool MovieMaker, etc.

Telnet Windows 10 Introduction

Telnet is a network protocol. Telnet Client application allows developers and administrators to manage network connections. It is mainly used for remotely managing some devices like network hardware. Telnet was invented with a command-line interface.

Telnet is integrated in Windows 10 system, however, it is disabled by default. If you want, you can enable Telnet on Windows 10 via Command Prompt, PowerShell or Control Panel. Below is the detailed guide.

#1. How to Enable Telnet Windows 10 from Control Panel

Step 1. Open Control Panel in Windows 10. You can press Windows + R, type control panel, and press Enter to access Control Panel.

Step 2. Next click Programs -> Programs and Features. Click Turn Windows features on or off from the left panel.

Alternatively, you can press Windows + X and select Programs and Features to quickly access Programs and Features window.

Step 3. Find Telnet Client in the list and make sure it is checked. Click OK to enable Telnet on Windows 10. Wait until the Windows 10 install Telnet process is completed.

enable Telnet Client feature on Windows 10

#2. How to Enable Telnet Windows 10 via CMD or PowerShell

You can also install Telnet on Windows 10 through Command Prompt or PowerShell. Check how to do it below.

Step 1. Open elevated Command Prompt in Windows 10. You can press Windows + R, type cmd, and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run CMD as administrator.

If you want to run Windows PowerShell, you can press Windows + X, and select Windows PowerShell (Admin).

Step 2. Next you can type this command line in Command Prompt or PowerShell window: dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:TelnetClient, and press Enter to enable Telnet in Windows 10.

enable Telnet Windows 10 CMD

How to Check If Telnet Windows 10 Is Enabled

Then you can check if Telnet Client is enabled in Windows 10 by following the operation below. Open Telnet Client in Windows 10 and use Telnet commands for remote management.

  • Still, you can follow the same steps above to open elevated Command Prompt.
  • Next type telnet in Command Prompt window, and press Enter. This should open the Telnet Client application command-line window.
  • Then you can use the telnet commands to communicate with a remote computer that uses the Telnet protocol. You can type help command and press Enter to check all supported Telnet commands.

Bottom Line

You can easily enable Telnet on Windows 10 via Control Panel or CMD so as to manage network connections remotely.

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