Telnet Client Missing from Windows 7, how to quickly fix this

I see a ton of people griping about the fact that telnet is missing (by default) from Windows 7.

This is actually because we (the IT industry) kept asking for thinner, more secure, etc.


This is incredibly easy to work around… you’re generally already at the command line… so from a DOS prompt all you have to do is type this:

pkgmgr /iu:”TelnetClient”

And you’ll have your telnet client back super fast! (make sure and give it a minute or two to finish, this runs silent)

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