Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: How do I enable telnet:// protocol links in IE8 for Windows 7 x64

20 Jul 2013   #1
Kilborndj

Windows 7 x64&x86, Windows XP
 
 
How do I enable telnet:// protocol links in IE8 for Windows 7 x64

I am a Desktop support tech for a big company in Portland, OR. Along with desktops, I also assist in managing some of the network gear; including Cisco switches. Unfortunately not all the switches are SSH capable. To keep track of the switches, I have a website saved that contains a bunch of "ssh:ipaddresshere" and "telnet://ipaddresshere" links. These links go to the various switches that I help maintain. Due to network policy, I am unable to use any other browser other than IE.
(I know, suck right )

So if I need to access a switch, I bring up that website and click on the link...it opens up "kitty.exe" and connects using the correct protocol...tadaa! I have figured out how to enable those protocol links in IE8 for Windows 7 x86 and Windows XP; thanks to an earlier post on this forum. I will be happy to share my results and what I have learned on how to do this for Windows 7 x86 as well as XP. *Yes still using IE8*
It involves a couple registry settings and copying kitty.exe to your root drive. ( Default C:\ )

I have a Windows 7 x64 client that I work with on occasion and would like to use those links. At this time, whenever I click on a "telnet://" link it just says "unable to open" When I click on "ssh:" links they open fine using the kitty.exe client (born from Putty). Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

I've read in other forums and posts here that I need to do the same thing for x86 to WoW6432Node, but it doesn't give any details and I am leery of changing registry files without direct knowledge as to what I am changing.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
20 Jul 2013   #2
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Kilborndj,

Welcome to seven forums, try the steps here in post 10, it explains it for you

Tech Support Guy - Solved: Telnet in IE8
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Aug 2014   #3
Kilborndj

Windows 7 x64&x86, Windows XP
 
 

Dude,
Thank you for that info. I used that to get my x86 registry set and configured and it worked BEAUTIFULLY!

Still running into the same issue with x64 machines.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

17 Aug 2014   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Kilborndj. See if this site has the details to allay your concerns

https://www.adtran.com/web/contentTemplatePage/2329

A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How do I enable telnet:// protocol links in IE8 for Windows 7 x64




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Telnet Missing in Windows Features
Hello! I was trying to turn on my telnet for the first time in my netbook running Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, but I couldn't see the check box for it in Windows Features. Here's a screenshot of my Windows Features: http://i57.tinypic.com/294qqm0.jpg See? No telnet. :( Any idea how to fix...
General Discussion
Can't change erroneous protocol for HTML links in emails (Thunderbird)
When clicking on any web links embedded in emails in my server, Thunderbird, Wordpad opens. In Control Panel/Default Programs/Set Associations I have already set all possible htm-type links in the extensions section to my chosen browser, Opera. But in the protocols section, the protocols for FTP,...
Browsers & Mail
Windows couldn't automatically blind the IP protocol stack.
When I try to connect my laptop to my computer's WIFI it says trouble-shoot problems then it says there might be a problem with the driver to the Wireless Network Adapter. Then it also says Windows couldn't automatically blind the IP protocol stack to the network adapter. I could always connect...
Network & Sharing
Enable links in Outlook 2010
I have Outlook 2010 on Windows-7 64-bit. Since yesterday I have been unable to use any links in received emails. When I click on a link in an email I get a message box saying, "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system...
Microsoft Office
How to Enable Telnet Links in IE8?
Hello All, Just got on to Win 7 Enterprise 64 at work. I was able to add the registry hack for IE7 on Win XP to enable telnet:// links but this has proved to be an issue with IE8 in win7. Has anyone been able to get this to work? Ive been googling for a few days now and even searched the...
Browsers & Mail
Windows XP Network Protocol - Can it work in XP Mode?
Hi, so the problem is, we have a printer that uses VideoNet Network Protocol. It has its own network card (which Win7 has drivers for), but uses its own protocol to talk with the printer. Apparently the protocol only works on WinXP, and not Vista or Win7. Is it possible to install and use...
Virtualization


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:47.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App