Irritatingly Windows 2008 (and Windows 7) doesn’t have telnet (client) installed by default. It can easily be installed with the following command, from the command line (with administrator priveliges):
servermanagercmd -install Telnet-Client
Note: may take “several” minutes to complete.
Of course this can be done through the GUI as well in:
- Control Panel > Programs > Turn Windows features on or off
- In the Windows Features dialog box, select the Telnet Client check box
- Click OK. Wait. . .