Where is telnet in Windows 7? Or Windows 7 is missing telnet.exe

So I opened a command prompt to test that a port is open using the standard practive test:

telnet ipaddress port

For example, I was checking if RDP was open to an address:

C:\Users\jbarneck>telnet 10.1.1.1 3389

However, Windows 7 just complained.

‘telnet’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

So where is telnet in windows 7? Well, I am first going to check Add / Remove Programs to see if I can add it.

  1. Open Add / Remove Programs. Here is how if you don’t know.
    1. Click on Start.
    2. Type in Add / Remove Programs.
    3. Selecte and start Add / Remove Programs.
  2. I then clicked on “Turn Windows Features On or Off”.
  3. I then found the “Telnet Client” option.
  4. I checked the box and clicked OK.And the Telnet client installed.So I have windows 7 ultimate. I understand leaving telnet off Windows 7 home by default, but I don’t understand why to leave it off of Windows 7 Ultimate. Oh, well. I guess we will just have to enable it ever time when we want it.

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  1. tks it works
    I’m running Window 7

    1. start
    2. control panel
    3. Programs and Features
    4.I then clicked on “Turn Windows Features On or Off”.
    5.I then found the “Telnet Client” option and enable it server and client

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