How to enable telnet on Windows 7 ?

It’s not very often that I use telnet, but today I need it to fix some issues about my VMWare machine not being able to see the SQL Server running on the host and vice-versa. I can actually ping the machines and I’ve opened the port 1433 in the firewall for the SQL Server but still no luck..that’s where I felt like I could use the telnet client but no luck !

Here is how to enable it :


Control Panel


Turn Windows features on and off

Check Telnet client and hit OK

That should do the trick…but still no luck with my VMWare SQL connection 😦

Happy telnetting !

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