For whatever reason, Microsoft stopped enabling the useful “Telnet Client” by default in its Operating Systems since Windows Server 2008 R2. So, on such OSes, the Telnet Client has to be enabled as a “Feature”.

After my first brush with Windows Server 2012, I realized that I must have shortcuts and commands handy to prevent the UI overhaul from impacting my efficiency.

So, here’s a handy command to install the Telnet client (run from the MS-DOS command prompt):

pkgmgr /iu:"TelnetClient"
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