I run dism command to get the all available features in Windows 10 Technical Preview enterprise, there is no telnet server feature listed:
Dism /image:[mounted path] /get-features
Also, I check this also in Server Preview, it seems this feature is removed from both client and server.
Strangely its in the regular 8.1 pro upgrade ... I just installed/uninstalled it no problem.
Windows Technical Preview [Version 6.4.9841]
- Edited by 'Mike P Friday, October 17, 2014 4:43 PM
Telnet Server is no longer included in Windows 10 Client or Server as this was previously deprecated as outlined in Features Removed or Deprecated in Windows Server 2012 R2. Per the article, the recommendation is to use Remote Desktop instead.
Telnet is very old true, but it is very powerful because you get an interactive command on the system itself. As for security vulnerabilities, no more or less than anything else. On top of that, when you use NTLM authentication to logon via telnet to a Windows system that is running telnet server, traffic is encrypted-so the old risk of 'but your username/password is in the clear' is no longer a reason not to use it. On top of that, if you use IPSec even using non NTLM all traffic is encrypted. So I don't see any security risk that isn't already there with RDP or even psexec. Psexec is wonderful but has some drawbacks especially when it comes to command redirecting and piping.
I just want to mention that by removing Telnet server Microsoft has just broken, from our organization alone, close to a thousand automated tests for verifying our drivers work with the OS. I am sure this is being repeated at hundreds of businesses around the world. Additionally, there are thousands of system administrators who have automated scripts using Telnet for managing their PCs.
Offering Remote Desktop as an alternative is beyond ridiculous. At the very least, Microsoft should offer SSH as an alternative. While this requires a lot of rework, at least it is an option. Personally, I am tired of having to find, download, and install 3rd party software in order to do my job.
- Edited by Bud49 Wednesday, February 18, 2015 7:34 PM
yes windows 10 has a option for telnet in programs and features if you open up control panel go to add and remove click on turn feature on or off scroll down it will say TELNET check the box next telnet
you got TELNET ! ! ! ! ! for WINDOWS 10