Solved cannot run telnet from command prompt

September 27, 2012 at 03:19:30
Specs: Windows XP
I am unable to run telnet from command prompt on my windows XP even though I had enabled the telnet services the following error was shown in command prompt : "telnet is not recognized as an internal or external command operable program or batch file".
I earlier went to add remove program to add windows component for telnet but did not find telnet client check box. please suggest how I can run telnet from command prompt.

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October 4, 2012 at 05:11:06
I have found the solution myself... I have copied the telnet.exe from another windows XP desktop and pasted it in the directory where the command prompt was pointing... for example C:\documents&settings\myfolder >


#1
September 27, 2012 at 03:28:15
The program doesn't seem to be installed (though it should be by default). This would make sense on a company machine, where it might have been explicitly removed, but not on a home one. The easiest solution is probably to install a decent telnet client such as PuTTY.

Disable the telnet service - it is a security risk and is not needed to run a telnet client.


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#2
September 27, 2012 at 06:13:36
is there any other option to install this telnet service ?

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#3
September 27, 2012 at 07:51:42
I've given you what I think is the best option. There may be others, but I'm not interested in researching that. Do a little work yourself with Google if you don't care for my suggestion.

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#4
September 27, 2012 at 09:05:38
Get putty or mobaxterm or even go wild and get services for unix from microsoft.

Before you do all of that, you may have it on your cd someplace. Some OEM copies of xp may not have it too. You might be able to find it and expand it.

Do a search for telnet in your search for files on your computer. May be that your path is wrong somehow.


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#5
September 29, 2012 at 14:39:42
my copy of xp is an oem (not a manufacturer cd, just plain) and it has telnet.

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October 4, 2012 at 05:11:06
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I have found the solution myself... I have copied the telnet.exe from another windows XP desktop and pasted it in the directory where the command prompt was pointing... for example C:\documents&settings\myfolder >

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#7
October 4, 2012 at 09:18:09
telnet.exe is the telnet client not the service. To enable the service it must be enabled via Add/Remove Features.

Tony


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