Enable Telnet on Windows 10

by Jul 30, 2021

A telnet client comes with every Windows 10 version but it is initially hidden. To enable the telnet client, run this command with full Admin privileges:

PS> Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName TelnetClient -All

Path          : 
Online        : True
RestartNeeded : False  

Once the telnet client is installed you can use it to communicate remotely with any port of another computer. Since the new command “telnet” is a console application, make sure you run it in a true console window like powershell.exe or pwsh.exe, but not the ISE editor.

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