Windows 2008 as a telnet server… Telnet?

Did you even know that Win2k8 even had telnet server as an option? Neither did I. I can’t think of a situation where I would ever configure a Win2k8 server as a telnet server but I found this article to be such an anomaly that I had to share it.

How to configure a Telnet Server with Windows Server 2008 by David Davis

I also enjoy the fact that the entire paper could be stated as, “Add Feature, Select Telnet Server”. Seriously, it does have some more info on testing and client setup but I can anyone justify turning telnet on a Windows server? The need would never outweigh the security risk. Am I wrong?

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