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I'm looking into making a Telnet server so I can remotely enter commands on my computer (Windows 7). How would I go about doing this?

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what's the purpose of this? which command are you planning to enter? –  Radio Oct 20 '12 at 23:53
    
Why not use winrs or New-PSSession instead? –  jscott Oct 21 '12 at 0:57
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Don't make a telnet server.

Install OpenSSH and you'll have a secure version of telnet which you can use to run remote commands - all without having to write a single line of code.

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What ports do I have to forward to use OpenSSH? –  Hobbit Hole Oct 20 '12 at 23:21
    
Assuming you use the default: 22. –  Jay Oct 20 '12 at 23:23
    
I second this and 22 is the port you need for ssh –  egorgry Oct 20 '12 at 23:23
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... and if it wasn't clear, Telnet is insecure and isn't recommended for production use by any sane administrator, and hasn't been recommended for a long time. –  David W Oct 20 '12 at 23:27
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Check out this thread of mine, titled How can I connect to a Windows server using a Command Line Interface?, which might be helpful in accomplishing what you're really trying to do.

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This is good, and includes various options. An ssh server is good if you are coming remotely from a Linux machine; but using PSExec or native Windows tools may be best if you are coming remotely from another Windows machine. –  Lars Rohrbach Oct 21 '12 at 0:27
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Here are steps from Microsoft, to achieve your goal.

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Really should come with a disclaimer not to actually do this, though. –  HopelessN00b Genius of network Oct 21 '12 at 0:47
    
@HopelessN00b: OP should have think about this, before starting this bad idea. What to lose here? =)) –  Radio Oct 21 '12 at 0:49
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I've got no problem with telling someone how to shoot their foot off, but as a sysadmin, a big part of the job is at least forewarning the person in question that they're about to blow their foot off. A lot of them pull the trigger anyway, and when they do, it's not your fault, so long as you warned them in advance. –  HopelessN00b Genius of network Oct 21 '12 at 0:58
    
Forget about them. Less people, less problems. –  Radio Oct 21 '12 at 1:05
    
I've enabled it, now what command do I use to start it up? Yes, I know Telnet is risky business as it's not encrypted. It's more of a test than anything. –  Hobbit Hole Oct 21 '12 at 1:06
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