Windows XP Services

Telnet - Windows XP Service

Enables a remote user to log on to your computer and run programs, and supports various TCP/IP Telnet clients, including UNIX-based and Windows-based computers. If this service is stopped, remote user access to programs might be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service exists in Windows XP only.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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Default Properties

Display name:Telnet
Service name:TlntSvr
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Telnet service runs as LocalSystem in its own process. It does not share an executable file with other services. If the Telnet fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the TlntSvr service has failed to start.


Telnet will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Telnet

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreTelnetWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the tlntsvr.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.

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