How Do You Install Telnet on a Windows 7 Machine?

Problem scenario
You want to use Telnet on your Windows 7 computer.  When you try to use telnet, you get
"'telnet' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."

How do you fix this?

1.  Open a command prompt hold the Windows key, tap the r key once, then release. Then type in cmd and press Enter.

2.  In the command prompt, enter this:

pkgmgr /iu:"TelnetClient"

Press Enter and wait two minutes.  There will be no evidence that anything is progressing.  Without having to close the command prompt, telnet will be eventually be available when the process silently completes.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *