ACTIVATE TELNET FROM THE GUI OR THE COMMAND LINE
Thanks to the addition of a good Telnet server and a major expansion
of Windows' command-line functionality, you can manage most Windows
Server 2003 functions through the use of Telnet. Telnet is a program
that provides text-based access to the command line of a server.
Telnet has been available on UNIX servers for years, but the more
protected Secure Shell (SSH) has largely supplanted it. However, if
you want a remote command-line option for your Windows server and
you're working in a relatively secure environment, Telnet can fit
There are two available methods to activate Windows' Telnet Server:
via the GUI or the command line.
To activate Telnet via the GUI, follow these steps:
1. Go to Start | Control Panel.
2. Open the Administrative Tools folder, and open the Services applet.
3. Right-click the Telnet service, and select Properties.
4. In the Properties dialog box, select Automatic from the Startup
Type drop-down list, and click Apply.
5. Right-click the Telnet service, select Start, and click OK.
To activate Telnet from the command line, enter the following at the
command prompt when logged in as administrator:
sc config TlntSvr start=auto
sc start TlntSvr