Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a Windows 2008 R2 machine that is being used for development machine.

When I try to use Telnet I get the error:

Telnet is not recognised as an internal or external command ...

I have done a search on the disk it is not there.

Is there something that I need to turn on to get it?

share|improve this question
up vote 6 down vote accepted

Your problem is that Telnet is not installed by default on Server 2008 machines. (Or Windows 7 for that matter). To resolve you will need to open up Server Manager and enable Telnet Client as a feature.

If you need any more help please let me know.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.