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Windows 7: 64 bit W7 cannot find telnet, but only when ...

22 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
64 bit W7 cannot find telnet, but only when ...

We support software that occasionally launches a windows command window to start a telnet client session. On 64 bit Windows 7, this "launched" command window cannot find telnet.exe, even if the full path is specified (C:\Windows\System32\telnet.exe).

As a test, the "launched" command window IS able to find and start notepad.exe. The telnet "launch" works on all earlier versions of Windows, including 32-bit Windows 7.

The C:\Windows\System32 folder is defined in the system PATH environment variable. Telnet IS properly enabled, because 64bit Windows 7 can successfully find and start telnet when the full path is specified from a command window that is started manually from the Start button.

I have read about the difference between System32 and SysWoW64 (Windows 64-bit: The 'Program Files (x86)' and 'SysWOW64' folders explained (Technical Article)), but can't seem to find a solution for our problem.

(Please feel free to move this post to the correct forum, if necessary.)


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22 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You can quickly re-enable Telnet by following these steps, it's turned off by default, I'm not sure how else you could be having a problem using Telnet.
  1. Start
  2. Control Panel
  3. Programs And Features
  4. Turn Windows features on or off
  5. Check Telnet Client
  6. Hit OK


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22 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Telnet IS properly enabled, because 64bit Windows 7 can successfully find and start telnet when the full path is specified from a command window that is started manually from the Start button.
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22 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lhh995 View Post
Telnet IS properly enabled, because 64bit Windows 7 can successfully find and start telnet when the full path is specified from a command window that is started manually from the Start button.
I can't begin to guess at why this command isn't working, my goal was only to show you how to enable telnet which is disabled by default.
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