The Telnet client is a tool used to test and help manage network connectivity. Developers and administrators use the resource relatively frequently. It has been incorporated into Windows 10 that can be used on it via the prompt command. The tool was disabled by default on the operating system though. Conserving resource usage was possibly disabled, as the average user has little need whatsoever for the device. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to enable Telnet in Windows 10.

Enable Telnet in Windows 10

To enable Telnet in Windows 10, follow these procedures step by step.

Method #1

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type PowerShell in the search box and then click the Windows PowerShell option as highlighted in the above image.

As soon as you click the Windows PowerShell, the following editor will appear on your screen.

Type the following command into the PowerShell editor.

dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:TelnetClient

Then press the Enter key and the following result will appear on your screen.

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After pressing the Enter key, wait for a while and the feature will be enabled.

Method #2

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Control Panel in the search box and then click the Control Panel option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Control Panel option, the following screen will appear.

Click the Programs and Features option as highlighted in the above image. As you click this option, the following screen will appear.

Now click the Turn Windows features on or off option from the left side of the screen as highlighted in the above image. The following dialogue box will appear.

Scroll down and locate the Telnet Client option and check this checkbox. After that, click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. The feature will be enabled.

Conclusion

By following any of these procedures, you will be able to enable Telnet in Windows 10.

How to enable Telnet in Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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