Thursday, 5 January 2012

'telnet' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

I have Windows 7 on my computer at work now. Yeah, I know, finally. One thing I discovered recently was Telnet doesn’t work from the command prompt? I received the following error: “'telnet' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.”

From what I have been gathering, Microsoft disabled this feature by default and did so with Windows Vista as well. I don’t’ use telnet that often but it can be handy when trying to troubleshoot ports through firewall if nothing else.

Telnet in Windows 7 can be enabled by going to Start >> Control Panel >> Programs >> Programs and Features >> Turn Windows features on or off (you’ll find this link on the right hand side).

Check Telnet Client.

Click OK.

Telnet will work through the command prompt right away.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Expectations and Hopes for the New Year

I am looking forward to this year and I have every intention to make the most of it. I want to write more posts for the various blogs I contribute to; be more involved with social media websites; start working with my dog, Oliver, with obedience and Rally-o training, and; spend more time with friends and family. All and all, a somewhat balance resolution for the year.

There will be some challenges to face and work through; and, the big scheme of things, they are things that can be worked through.

I don’t seem to be starting the year too cheery thus far with a mild cold and flu like symptoms. I stopped by Costco today to pick up bulk quantity of facial tissue paper with lotion, nothing is too good for my red and soar nose. It shall pass.