I’ve installed a new server and few services using Windows Vista. These do not come pre-activated and must be installed. This morning I feel like sharing so this post goes.


In Windows Vista, you need to install the Telnet Client:

1. Navigate to Start > Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off.  If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

2. In the Windows Features dialog box, select the Telnet Client check box.

3. Click OK. The installation might take several minutes.


Other nifty installs available are

RIP Listener


Simple TCPIP services

Telnet Server

TFTP Client