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Windows 7: Telnet Server/User configuration problem

29 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Telnet Server/User configuration problem

I am finally surrendering to (I'm sure) the superior knowledge of someone here with my problem.

First, a little background. I have Win 7 Ultimate, and want to use it as a webserver. I have already got IIS7 with ASP/ASP.NET, PHP, MySQL and Telnet Server set up and working. I'm confident using all of these except the telnet server.

Unfortunately, I am not able to login using the 'standard' windows 7 telnet client.
Here's what I get:
Microsoft Telnet> open localhost
Connecting To localhost...
You are about to send your password information to a remote computer in Internet
 zone. This might not be safe. Do you want to send anyway(y/n): y

Access Denied: Specified user is not a member of TelnetClients group.
Server administrator must add this user to the above group.

Telnet Server has closed the connection

Connection to host lost.

Press any key to continue...
I notice it is unusually not asking for a username or password. Is it automagically using my windows username/password?

I therefore tried PuTTY (in telnet mode), and the following happened...
Welcome to Microsoft Telnet Service

login: MyUsername
The handle is invalid.

Login Failed
(obviously username hidden for security reasons)
I used my windows login username/password. Is this the wrong one, and if so, where can I edit a telnet user list?

So, I have a few questions:
1) Why doesn't my telnet client ask for a username and password?

2) Why doesn't my windows username/password work when using PuTTY?

3) I actually am unable to find any way to configure any aspect of the telnet server, apart from starting and stopping the service. Is there a telnet server configuration client I'm missing?

4) How do I add users with telnet access? (both adding a physical user, and giving telnet permissions)

5) When I've logged into remote computers, I'm automatically in my 'home folder'. How is this done?

Sorry if these seem like noob questions, but I have scoured the internet for the answers (as I always do) but to no avail. Thanks in advance for any help that can be given.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

It looks like you need too create a local group called TelnetClients group and then add the appropiate users or groups to that group.

Error Message: Access Denied - Specified user is not a member of the TelnetClients group
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
It looks like you need too create a local group called TelnetClients group and then add the appropiate users or groups to that group.

Error Message: Access Denied - Specified user is not a member of the TelnetClients group
Wow, Thanks Chev65!
Your link answered a lot of questions, as it also provided me with the 'Managing Telnet Server' manual.

1) Telnet client still autologs in, but it works now - thanks!

2) PuTTY has the same problem - no idea why!

3) The tlntadmn DOS command was what I wanted here

4) This page told me how to add users to the TelnetClients group.

5) Seems this happens automatically anyway

This just leaves my PuTTY problem, which still gives the error, but I can live with that for now...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

29 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Well good then, that walk through from TechNet seemed to be relevant to your question. I didn't even look up the stuff about PuTTY but you can google that and find the answer I'm sure.

Sounds like your up and running again so I'll mark as solved.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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