Telnet is a network protocol used on the Internet or LAN to provide a bidirectional interactive text-oriented communication facility. Users of different platform use this facility mainly to check the communication between 2 servers or machines. In Windows Server 2008, Telnet is not enabled by default but included as a feature ‘Telnet Client’. Basically allows a computer to connect to a remote Telnet server and run applications on that server.
Unlike Windows 2003, if you give the Telnet command in Windows Server 2008 you will be promoted below message.
Follow the below steps to enable Telnet on Windows Server 2008.
Click Start > Server Manager, Open Server Manager.Select Telnet Client from the available list of features, then click Next.Installation in Progress...Installation is Completed .Now run the telnet command and as you expect, it is recognized by Windows Server 2008 and you can start using it to connect to your telnet servers.