Enabling telnet in windows vista

Some of you may be missing the good old command-line telnet client. The thing is that vista has this client disabled by default. The good news is that you can easily install/enable it. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Control Panel
  2. Click on ‘Programs’
  3. Under ‘Programs and Features’, click on ‘Turn windows features on or off’
  4. Wait a bit for the list to be compiled
  5. Tick ‘Telnet client‘ and hit ‘OK’ then wait for it to be installed

You may now open a command prompt and use telnet hostname port

Good luck