I'm working on an InfoSec exercise, specifically sending emails in cmd that makes use of telnet. Unfortunately, I can't start it. I'm receiving the "'telnet' is not recognized as an internal or external command,operable program or batch file." from cmd when I type telnet. Can someone please tell me on what to install and its procedures for me to access telnet command in CMD. Thanks!
'telnet' is not recognized as an internal or external command,operable program or batch file
I hope you are using Windows 7.
Telnet is disabled by default, so to enable it follow these steps:
- Open the Control Panel
- Go to Programs & Features
- In left bar select "Turn Windows features on or off"
- Find "Telnet Client" and tick it
- Click "OK"
Telnet should be working now.
It worked. Btw can you please help me with this: superuser.com/questions/734966/… Mar 29, 2014 at 2:16
Great thank you! Also
netstat -ais great way to discover open and connected ports. YouTube video tutorial Jan 3, 2020 at 22:31
6Works for Windows 10 too. Thanks.– LentyaiFeb 28, 2021 at 19:05
Telnet is a Windows feature that needs to be enabled.
Control Panel > Programs & Features > Turn Windows features on or off > check the box at Telnet Client
Got it. Can you please help me with this: superuser.com/questions/734966/… Mar 29, 2014 at 2:17
You can install telnet client by using DISM command-line tool, e.g.:
dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:TelnetClient
pkgmgr (deprecated in favor of above):
The syntax is:
telnet example.com 80
example.com is your destination host (can be
localhost for local PC) and
80 is the port number.
When you connect, to disconnect, hit Control+], then type
quit command to exit.
This is what worked for me. I'm on an Amazon Workspace Windows 10 machine, and the other answers that talk about control panel didn't apply. When I clicked "Turn Windows features on or off", it took me to something called "Server Manager". If there's a telnet checkbox in there, it must be many layers deep. This command-line based solution worked great! Just be sure you start Command Prompt as an administrator. Jun 5, 2020 at 18:24
telnetcan we assume you have solved this problem? superuser.com/questions/734605/connection-on-port-25-fails