By default, the Telnet client is disabled on Windows systems. You can easily enable it with a one liner in PowerShell, though. Just launch a PowerShell with full Administrator privileges, then run this command:
PS C:\> dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:TelnetClient
This starts the installation. When complete, you can test-drive your telnet client by watching an episode of Star Wars for free. Just make sure you run the following command in a PowerShell console, not the PowerShell ISE:
PS C:\> telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl
,=== (@o o@ / \_-/ ___ /| |) ) / ()\ | \ \/__ _|_____|_ | \____@=| | === | | | | |_| O |_| | | | || O || | | | ||__*__|| / | \ |~ \___/ ~| ~~~~~~~ /=\ /=\ _______________________(_)(__\_____[_]_____[_]_____________________
Throughout this month, we'd like to point you to three awesome community-driven global PowerShell events taking place this year:
Europe: April 20-22: 3-day PowerShell Conference EU in Hannover, Germany, with more than 30+ speakers including Jeffrey Snover and Bruce Payette, and 60+ sessions: www.psconf.eu.
Asia: October 21-22: 2-day PowerShell Conference Asia in Singapore. Watch latest announcements at www.psconf.asia
North America: April 4-6: 3-day PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit in Bellevue, WA, USA with 20+ speakers including many PowerShell Team members: https://eventloom.com/event/home/PSNA16
All events have limited seats available so you may want to register early.