A. Windows 2000 includes a telnet service which is installed by default but the service is not automatically started. To start via the GUI perform the following:
- Start the Computer Management MMC snap-in (Start - Programs - Administrative Tools - Computer Manager)
- Expand the 'Services and Applications' branch
- Select the Services leaf
- Right click on 'Telnet' and select Start
- You could also right click and select Properties and set the startup type to Automatic so it will always be started. Click OK
To start from the command line use
C:\> <b>net start tlntsvr</b><br> The Telnet service is starting..<br> The Telnet service was started successfully.
The telnet service uses %systemroot%\system32\tlntsvr.exe so if you wanted to stop it being started on a machine you could set an ACL on the image or delete.
Unlike normal Telnet services passwords are not set clear text and are encrypted using NTLM. You need a special client which is provided with Windows 2000 Professional (luckily :-) ).