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    Install Telnet On a Large Group Of Vista Machines

    Hi,

    I have a large amount of Vista machines on a Windows 2008 Domain. I would like to install telnet client on all the machines without visiting each one.

    Does anyone know how it can be done?

    Thanks

    Z

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    Why would you want to install insecure telnet?

    ssh yes.

    Ben

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    Install Putty, it handles Telnet as well as SSH. I'm sure someone has made an MSI for it here.

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    Not sure how to install the Telnet client which comes with Vista - I'm sure it'll be one of those "rundll32" commands but I can't find the details.

    An alternative would be to just use putty - this doesn't need installing; just copy it to the machine and add a shortcut to the start menu (or leave it on a server and add the shortcut)

    Putty is a client which can do telnet but can also do SSH and is free :-)

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    Why do you want a telent client on all the machines in the domain?

    You can stick putty in a share and access it from anywhere.

    What are you trying to acheive?

    Ben

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    I just want to run commands remotely. I will configure the service so it has to be started manually.

    Thanks

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    Are you wanting to run commands on these workstations from your machine? If so, surely you want the Telnet service, not the client?

    Either way, adding Windows components on Vista can be achieved thus: How to use the Ocsetup.exe tool to install or to remove Windows optional components in Windows Vista

    Of course, you will need a way to launch this command remotely (a bit catch-22) but might I suggest you could achieve the same remote functionality using psexec, which does not require any prior installation.
    Last edited by AngryTechnician; 18th March 2009 at 09:48 AM. Reason: How to do it anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I just want to run commands remotely. I will configure the service so it has to be started manually.

    Thanks
    So do you mean you want a telnet *server* on each vista machine? Or the client, for connecting to other telnet servers?

    If you want to use a telnet client, use Putty - it is available as an MSI from Open Source MSI Repository

    Or stick it on a network share

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    sorry typo

    I would like the telnet server on the clients so i can run commands from my machine. The service isnt in Windows Vista you have to install it on programs and features.

    Thanks

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    why not just use psexec ?

    Ive got that on my machine and can run like

    psexec \\machinename <command>

    Works flawlessly

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb897553.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    sorry typo

    I would like the telnet server on the clients so i can run commands from my machine. The service isnt in Windows Vista you have to install it on programs and features.

    Thanks

    Z
    Psexec is your friend then. Installing telnet is a bad idea, it is an insecure system that should be avoided as much as possible. (it transmits username/password in plain text).

    If you want to run more than one command, use a batch script.
    Last edited by localzuk; 18th March 2009 at 10:21 AM.

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    psexec work ok with vista then? Ive not had a chance to use vista in a domain yet..

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    Like others have said, Telnet is redundant. Use psexec or an ssh server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    psexec work ok with vista then? Ive not had a chance to use vista in a domain yet..
    Works perfectly. We've been running Vista on our domain since it was released and have never had any problems at all with the SysInternals tools, with the exception of NewSID, which causes some odd problems with local, pre-existing, non-builtin accounts after use.

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