Install Telnet Client in Windows 7 Command Line using DISM

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After a fresh install of Windows 7, I typically install additional features of Windows 7 by using the DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) tool.  You must open a command prompt as administrator before using DISM.exe.

dism /online /get-features

This will show me available features to install on the system.  To install a feature, in this case Telnet Client, I will issue the following command:

dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:TelnetClient

Note:  The featurename is case-sensitive.
I create a simple batch script to install common features I use in Windows after a fresh install and TelnetClient is one of them.
Refer to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744582(v=WS.10).aspx for more information.

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