List Of All Windows Commands Run Through CMD

Windows commands is the key of many functions. Execution of windows commands is done as Run tool. Just press the Windows key + R, type the command and click OK.

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Commands for the Windows Control Panel

CONTROL : Opens the Control Panel.

CONTROL ADMINTOOLS opens the administrative tools.

COLOR CONTROL: Opens the display properties.

CONTROL FOLDERS: Opens folder options.

CONTROL FONTS opens the fonts.

OPTIONALFEATURES: Startsthe Add/Remove Windows Components tool (Vista).

CONTROL MOUSE or MAIN.CPL : Opens the mouse properties.

CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2 or NETPLWIZ: Administration of users and their access.

CONTROL / NAME MICROSOFT.BACKUPANDRESTORECENTER: Opens the backup and recovery center for Vista only).

DESK.CPL: Opens the display properties.

CONTROL PRINTERS : printers and fax machines available.

CONTROL KEYBOARD: Opens keyboard features.

APPWIZ.CPL: Opens Add or Remove Programs.

CONTROL USERPASSWORDS : Opens user accounts.

HDWWIZ.CPL: Opens the Add Hardware Wizard.

MMSYS.CPL: Begins the features of music and audio devices.

SYSDM.CPL: Opens system properties.

TABLETPC.CPL: Opens the configuration for Tablet PC (Vista only).

TELEPHON.CPL: Opens the location information tool.

INFOCARDCPL.CPL: Begins the Program Adaptability Wizard.

IRPROPS.CPL: Starts the infrared utility.

ISCSICPL: Starts the Microsoft ISCI Initiator configuration tool (Vista).

JOY.CPL: Opens the game device.

TIMEDATE.CPL: Opens the date and time properties.

WSCUI.CPL: Opens the Windows Security Center.

COLLAB.CPL: Starts the immediate view (for Vista).

AZMAN.MSC: Starts the authorization manager (for Vista only).

CERTMGR.MSC: opens the certificates for the current user.

ACCESS.CPL: Opens the accessibility options (XP only).

WUAUCPL.CPL: Opens the Windows Automatic Updates service (XP only).

POWERCFG.CPL: Initiate the power options manager.

COMPMGMT.MSC: Starts system management.

Comexp.msc or DCOMCNFG SNDVOL: Starts the permission manager (for Vista).

CERTMGR.MSC: Starts the certificates for the present user.

COMPMGMT.MSC: Starts system management.

Comexp.msc or DCOMCNFG MSC: Starts the authorization manager (for Vista only).

CERTMGR.MSC: Starts the certificates for the current user.

COMPMGMT.MSC: Starts system management.

Comexp.msc or DCOMCNFG: Starts the component service (Vista only).

DEVMGMT.MSC: Starts Device Manager.

EVENTVWR.MSC : To Starts the Event Viewer.

FSMGMT.MSC: Starts the shared folders.

NAPCLCFG.MSC : Starts the NAP client arrangement tool (for Vista).

SERVICES.MSC : Starts the service manager.

TASKSCHD.MSC or CONTROL SCHEDTASKS: Starts the task scheduler (for Vista only).

GPEDIT.MSC : Starts the Group Policy Editor (for professional editions and more than Windows).

SECPOL.WINCAL: Starts local security settings.

NTMSMGR.MSC: Starts the Removable Storage Manager.

NTMSOPRQ.MSC: Starts the detachable media operator’s requests.

RSOP.MSC: Starts the resulting set of policies.

WMIMGMT.MSC : Starts Windows Management Infrastructure.

TPM.MSC: Starts the guarded platform module management tool on the local system (Vista).

PERFMON or PERFMON.MSC: Starts the Windows Performance Monitor.

MMC: Starts a new empty console.

MDSCHED: Starts the memory diagnostic tool (for Vista).

DXDIAG: Starts the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.

ODBCAD32: Starts the ODBC data source manager.

REGEDIT or REGEDT32 (Vista only): Starts the registry editor.

DRWTSN32 : Starts Dr. Watson ((XP only).

VERIFIER: Starts the controller checker manager.

CLICONFG: Starts the SQL network client arrangement tool.

UTILMAN : Starts the Utility Manager.

COMPUTERDEFAULTS: Starts the default program tool (Vista only).

CREDWIZ : Starts the window for backing up and restoring user passwords (for Vista only).

LPKSETUP: begins the language installation and uninstallation wizard (for Vista only).

MOBSYNC : Initiatesup items to synchronize.

REKEYWIZ: Initiates the file encryption certificate manager (for Vista only).

SLUI: Initiates the Windows Activation Wizard (Vista).

MSCONFIG: Initiates the system arrangement utility.

SYSEDIT : Initiates the system configuration editor (handle with care).

Commands to open Windows programs and tools

EXPLORER : Initiates Windows Explorer.

IEXPLORE : Initiates Internet Explorer.

WAB : Initiates the address book (for Vista only).

CHARMAP: Initiates the character table.

MSPAINT : Initiates Paint.

WRITE or Wordpad: open WordPad.

NOTEPAD: Opens the notebook.

SNIPPINGTOOL: Initiates the screen capture tool (Vista only).

CALC: Initiates the calculator.

CLIPBRD: Initiates the Clipboard (for XP only).

WINCHAT: Initiates the Microsoft Network Chat program (for Windows XP only).

SOUNDRECORDER : Initiates the speaker.

DVDPLAY: Run the DVD drive.

STIKYNOT: Initiate the reminder (Vista only).

WMPLAYER: Initiates Windows Media Player.

MOVIEMK: Initiates Windows Movie Maker.

TABTIP: Initiates the Tablet PC input panel (for Vista only).

MAGNIFY: Initiates the magnifying glass.

OSK: Displays the on-screen keyboard.

WINCAL : Opens the Windows calendar (for Vista only).

DIALER: Initiates the Windows dialer.

EUDCEDIT: Initiates the secret character editor.

SNDVOL : regulates the volume properties.

RSTRUI: Initiates the system restore tool (Vista).

% WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\RESTORE\RSTRUI.EXE: Initiates the System Restore tool (XP only).

MSINFO32: Initiates the system information.

MRT: Initiates the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.

TASKMGR : Initiates the Windows Task Manager.

CMD: Initiates the console.

MIGWIZ: Initiates the wizard for transporting files and settings (Vista only).

MIGWIZ.EXE: Opens the wizard for transferring files and settings (XP only).

SIDEBAR: Initiates the Windows Bar (Vista only).

SIGVERIF: Begins the file signature verification tool.

WINVER: Starts the About Windows window for the Windows version.

FSQUIRT: Initiates the Bluetooth file transfer wizard.

IEXPRESS: Initiates the self-extracting file wizard.

MBLCTR: Starts the Windows Mobility Center (Vista only).

MSRA: Initiates the Windows Remote Assistant.

MSTSC: Starts the Remote Desktop Connection tool.

WERCON: Initiates the tool for reports and answers to problems (Vista only).

WINDOWSANYTIMEUPGRADE : Enables you to upgrade Windows Vista.

WINWORD: Initiates Word (if installed).

PRINTBRMUI: Starts the Printer Migration Wizard (for Vista only).

Disk Management Commands

DISKMGMT.MSC : Initiates Disk Administrator.

CLEANMGR: Initiates the tool to free up disk space.

DFRG.MSC: Starts the disk defragmenter.

DEFRAG : defragment the hard disk.

CHKDSK : performs a partition analysis defined in the command.

DISKPART: begins the tool to partition (a bit difficult to use).

Commands for Network and Internet Management

IPCONFIG: shows the configuration of IP addresses on the computer (for more information, type: IPCONFIG /? In the CMD console ).

CONTROL NETCONNECTIONS or NCPA.CPL: Shows the network links.

INETCPL.CPL: Opens Internet Properties.

FIREWALL.CPL: Initiates the Windows firewall.

WF.MSC: Initiates the advanced features of the Windows firewall (Vista only).

NETSETUP.CPL: Initiates the Network Setup Wizard (XP ).

Other Commands for Windows:

NETPROJ: Enables connection to a network projector (Vista only).

LOGOFF: Closes the active session.

JAVAWS: Shows the JAVA program cache.

SHUTDOWN: Windows shut down.

SHUTDOWN -A : reverse shutting down Windows.

FIREFOX: Initiates Mozilla Firefox.

% PROGRAMFILES%:  Initiate the installation folder of other programs.

% HOMEDRIVE%: Initiate the browser on the partition where the operating system is present.

% WINDIR%: Windows installation folder starts.

SFC/SCANNOW: scans all system files & repairs corrupted files.

SFC/SCANFILE = “filename and path,”  scan the pointed file and corrects it if it is damaged.

SFC / VERIFYFILE = “file name and path defined”. It only scans the asked file.

SFC/verifyonly: scan only files in the system.

SFC / SCANONCE: Scan the system files at booting.

SFC / REVERT: restores the initial configuration (for more information, type SFC /? In the console CMD.

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