Do you want to manage your remote servers through the command line mode in your windows 7 PC? You can do it with the help of a Telnet, which is a command line tool for Windows. By default, the Telnet server and client is installed in your Windows 7, but you need to activate Telnet manually to use it.
If you are not sure how to do that, here is a step by step procedure to help you activate the Telnet Client in your Windows 7 computer. Activating the Telnet Client or Server requires admin credentials. Hence make sure that you have logged in as an Admin and not as a guest.
Steps to Activate Telnet in Windows 7:
Step 1: To get started, open “Control Panel” in your windows 7 by clicking on Windows -> Control Panel.
Step 2: Next, select “Programs” from the control panel window and click on “Turn Windows Features On or Off”.
Step 3: Once done, the “Windows Features” will open up as shown in the screenshot below.
Note: You will be asked to enter your Windows 7 Admin Password, if you logged in as a guest.
Step 4: Scroll down until you find “Telnet Client” or “Telnet Server”. Now click on the check box “Telnet Client” to activate Telnet in your windows 7 and click on “OK”.
Step 5: Now you need to install “Telnet” through Command Prompt. Press “Win + R” in your keyboard and in the Run Box type “cmd” without quotes and press “Enter”.
Step 6: This will open up the Command Prompt Window.
Step 7: Now type pkgmgr/iu:”Telnet Client” and press “Enter”. After a moment or two it will return to the command prompt again. This implies that you have successfully installed the Telnet Client on your Windows 7 computer.
Step 8: Next, to launch Telnet restart the Command Prompt. Once done type “Telnet” and hit “Enter“. Now the command prompt will change to Telnet Command line mode as shown below.
Step 9: To quit the Telnet session, press “Ctrl + ]” to open the telnet command line, type “quit” without quotes and press “Enter”.
That’s it. Now you can access your remote servers through this Telnet Command Line.
If you encounter any issues while following this tutorial, do let me know in the comments section below.