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Telnet and RDC with Windows7

Posted: Monday, January 19th, 2009 by Gene

As mentioned in previous posts about Vista when it came out, telnet and Remote Desktop Connections won’t work out of the

box in Windows7.


If you want to be able to telnet from Windows7, do the following:

  1. Open the Programs and Features Control Panel applet (Start, Control Panel, Programs and Features).
  2. Select “Turn Windows features on or off.”
  3. Select the Telnet Client option and click OK.
  4. A dialog box appears, confirming the installation of new features. After installation is complete, close the main Programs and Features Control Panel applet. The telnet command should now be available.


And for RDC connections, type in the following via command line interface (running as administrator):

“netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled” without quotes.


Once you’re performed the steps above, reboot and you’ll be all set!

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