What is Telnet?
Microsoft offers several tools for remote management and administration and Telnet is among one of them. Telnet is mostly used in both Microsoft and Cisco platforms because of its command line interface. The reason behind this is that whenever any GUI-based tool is used for remote management it consumes decent amount of bandwidth which might not be appropriate for many organizations. However with the help of Telnet users can send text based commands which are comparatively smaller in size and because of this a large quantity of bandwidth is saved.
In Microsoft Windows 8 Telnet feature is not by default enabled and if you want to enable it you need to follow the steps given below:
1 Logon to Microsoft Windows 8 computer, on which you want to enable Telnet, with administrator account.
2 From the appeared options on the screen click on Control Panel.
3 On the opened window click on More Settings from the bottom of the list in the left pane.
4 On the Control Panel window make sure that Category option is selected in View by list from the top right corner of the window and click on Programs category link.
5 On the opened page click on Turn Windows features on or off link under Programs and Features category.
6 On Windows Features box check Telnet Client checkbox from the available list and click on Ok button to enable it.
Click on Finish button on the appeared screen.