From time to time I have the need to install telnet on a server and test to see if that machine is able to telnet into a resource. I’ve found the fastest way to do this is by using PowerShell.

Simply open PowerShell Shell from the machine you want it installed on and type the following commands.

Import-Module servermanager
Add-WindowsFeature telnet-client

This should enable the feature on your machine and you should be good to go.