[tcp] Telnet is not recognized as internal or external command

I am trying to perform port forwarding to connect two emulators using TCP protocol on Windows. Although I have enabled TCP client program from control Panel, "telnet" command is not recognized in Command Prompt. Could anyone help me to fix this?

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The answer is

You can also try dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:TelnetClient

Run this command with "Run as an administrator"


You can try using Putty (freeware). It is mainly known as a SSH client, but you can use for Telnet login as well

  1. Open "Start" (Windows Button)
  2. Search for "Turn Windows features On or Off"
  3. Check "Telnet client" and check "Telnet server".

If your Windows 7 machine is a member of an AD, or if you have UAC enabled, or if security policies are in effect, telnet more often than not must be run as an admin. The easiest way to do this is as follows

  1. Create a shortcut that calls cmd.exe

  2. Go to the shortcut's properties

  3. Click on the Advanced button

  4. Check the "Run as an administrator" checkbox

    After these steps you're all set and telnet should work now.