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:
However, Windows 7 just complained.
So where is telnet in windows 7? Well, I am first going to check Add / Remove Programs to see if I can add it.
- Open Add / Remove Programs. Here is how if you don’t know.
- Click on Start.
- Type in Add / Remove Programs.
- Selecte and start Add / Remove Programs.
- I then clicked on “Turn Windows Features On or Off”.
- I then found the “Telnet Client” option.
- 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.