Enable Telnet on IE7.0 with Windows XP and Vista

Enable Telnet on IE7.0 with Windows XP and Vista

… Telnet function has been disable on IE7. 0 by default.
"Support removed for: Gopher, Telnet, Scriptlets, DirectAnimation, XBM, Channels (Active Desktop), as well as the DHTML editing control, Offline Favorites….." from Microsoft web

To enable Telnet function on Window XP and IE7.0, follow the below direction.

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_DISABLE_TELNET_PROTOCOL] "iexplore.exe"=dword:00000000

If you are using Microsoft Vista, and you never enable / Install Telnet VISTA, follow below direction; By default, the telnet program is not enabled / installed in Vista.

To install it, follow the below.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Select Programs and Features.
  3. Select Turn Windows features on or off.
  4. Select the Telnet Client option.
  5. Click OK.
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