Error when installing Telent Client on Windows Server 2008

dowhatyoudo22 used Ask the Experts™
I am running a Windows Server 2008 Enterprise SP2 server. I wanted to install the Telent Client in order to test connectivity between it and remote systems.

After following these steps:
1. Start Server Manager. Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Manage.
2. If the User Account Control (UAC) dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
3. In the Features Summary section, click Add features.
4. In the Add Features Wizard, select Telnet Client, and then click Next.
5. On the Confirm Installation Options page, click Install.
6. When installation finishes, on the Installation Results page, click Close.

I am getting the following error message:

"Attempt to install Telnet Client failed with error code 0x80070490. Element not found". Tried to research this error message but I can't seem to find anything that relates to Telent client installs.

Any assistance in what maybe causing this installation to fail would be greatly appreciated.

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Kerem ERSOYPresident


It seems that some of your cached installation files are corrupt. Try to run System File Checker against your system:

sfc /scannow

It will detect and correct any corrupted installation files. Here's the lingk from MSDN:


Kerem ERSOYPresident

Though the last one is Win7 the fix is same for both OS's
Top Expert 2015
Putty is a full-fledged telnet client and more. Included telnet does not have working F-keys and is barely usable for any purpose.

Your error roughly means that one patch installer is running at the time you install telnet component, like windows update waiting for reboot or so.



ran the 'sfc /scannow' tool and got the following result: "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."


i've tried rebooting the server several times. Unfortunately, that has had no affect on the outcome. The install still fails with the same error message.
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if you ever had power fault run chkdsk

is there any reason why you are rebooting so often?
Install fully functional putty and forget your worries.

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