How To Enable/Install TFTP Client In Windows 10?

TFTP or Trivial File Transfer Protocol is a simple protocol used to transfer upload or download files over the network. TFTP is a simplified version of the FTP protocol and uses the client and server architecture. Windows operating systems do not come with the TFPT client by default but provide easy installation to the TFTP client. As TFTP is provided as a feature of the Windows operating system this is also called Enabling the TFTP Client. Even this tutorial is written for Windows 10 all of these instructions can be easily applied for other Windows versions like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2002, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016 etc.

Enable/Install TFTP Client From Windows Features

The TFTP client or command can be installed from the Windows Features by using the GUI. First, we will open the Windows Features from Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Programs and Features . Where we will see the following screen. There we will click to the turn Windows features on or off .

Open Windows Features

There we will see the Windows Features and navigate to the TFTP Client part like below. We will check the chekbox of the TFTP Client and click to the OK .

Install TFTP Client From Windows Features

During the installation of the TFTP Client you will see the following screen.

Enable/Install TFTP Client with pkgmgr Command From MS-DOS

We can also install the TFTP client from the command line using the pkgmgr command. We will also provide the /ui: parameter by typing the FTP client package name which is TFTPClient like below.

> pkgmgr /ui:"TFTPClient"

Enable/Install TFTP Client with dism Command From MS-DOS

dism is a popular command which can be used to manage system related backups, libraries, applications, services, etc. The dism command can be used to install the tftp client in Windows. The /online and /Enable-Feature parameters should be provided to the dism command with the /FeatureName: parameter like below.

> dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:TFTPClient

Enable/Install TFTP Client with Install-WindowsFeature From PowerShell

Powershell provides the Install-WindowsFeature commandlet in order to enable or install windows features where TFTP Client is one of them. The TFTP Client is named as TFTP-Client for the Install-WindowsFeature commandlet.

PS> Install-WindowsFeature -name "TFTP-Client"
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