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    When a registry hack doesn't work(telnet in Vista)

    I guess the telnet issue with vista is well known by all now.

    I solved the telnet client issue by a forum that gave me this:

    1. Click Start then select Control Panel.

    2. Select Programs and Features.

    3. Select Turn Windows features on or off.

    4. Select the Telnet Client option.

    5. Click OK.

    6. A dialog box will appear to confirm installation. The telnet command should now be available.

    I then attempted to solve the telnet association issue with IE 7 by adding (as instructed by technet) this key to the registry:

    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_DISABLE_TELNET_PROTOCOL]
    "iexplore.exe"=dword:00000000


    (note the above line can be pasted into notepad and saved with a .reg ext.)

    However, this failed to solved my problem. While I can telnet now in vista(I know,I know, it's insecure) I can't click on telnet links and have my default telnet client open. This is a real annoyance and I was wondering if anyone has an alternate solution?

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    The Telnet URI handler has been removed from IE7
    Support removed for: Gopher, Telnet, Scriptlets, DirectAnimation, XBM, Channels (Active Desktop), as well as the DHTML editing control, Offline Favorites
    http://microsoft.blognewschannel.com...et-explorer-7/

    So I think you're out of luck.
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    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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    There are plenty of folks who claim they got it working. They say the registry hack I posted resolved thier issue but it didn't work for me.

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    Hi Larry,

    Not sure but shouldn't that be 0x00000000

    Just a thought?

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    more like 0x00000000 (0)

    still doesn't work

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    Yeah, dude that's the one I tried. if you open that with notepad this is what it looks like:

    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_DISABLE_TELNET_PROTOCOL]
    "iexplore.exe"=dword:00000000

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    Hmmmm,

    Don't you need:

    "explorer.exe"=dword:00000000

    as well?

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    no

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    Are you getting any messages and is there anything in the logs?

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