Windows PowerShell Commands

Today we’re going to reach into Microsoft’s Windows. Here is a list of commands that work specifically in Window’s Command Prompt. These commands allow you to open up programs from Microsoft’s Version of CLI. Enjoy.

CONTROL opens the control panel window
CONTROL ADMINTOOLS opens the administrative tools
CONTROL KEYBOARD opens keyboard properties
CONTROL COLOUR opens display properties.Appearance tab
CONTROL FOLDERS opens folder options
CONTROL FONTS opens font policy management
CONTROL INTERNATIONAL or INTL.CPL opens Regional and Language option
CONTROL MOUSE or MAIN.CPL opens mouse properties
CONTROL USERPASSWORDS opens User Accounts editor
CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2 or NETPLWIZ User account access restrictions
CONTROL PRINTERS opens faxes and printers available

APPWIZ.CPL opens Add or Remove programs utility tool
OPTIONALFEATURES opens Add or Remove Windows component utility
DESK.CPL opens display properties. Themes tab
HDWWIZ.CPL opens add hardware wizard
IRPROPS.CPL infrared utility tool
JOY.CP opens game controllers settings
MMSYS.CPL opens Sound and Audio device Properties. Volume tab
SYSDM.CPL opens System properties
TELEPHON.CPL Opens phone and Modem options
TIMEDATE.CPL Date and Time properties
WSCUI.CPL opens Windows Security Center
ACCESS.CPL opens Accessibility Options
WUAUCPL.CPL opens Automatic Updates
POWERCFG.CPL opens Power Options Properties

AZMAN.MSC opens authorisation management utility tool
CERTMGR.MSC opens certificate management tool
COMPMGMT.MSC opens the Computer management tool
COMEXP.MSC or DCOMCNFG opens the Computer Services management tool
DEVMGMT.MSC opens Device Management
DNSMGMT.MSC open DNS Management
EVENTVWR or EVENTVWR.MSC opens Event Viewer
FSMGMT.MSC opens Shared Folders
NAPCLCFG.MSC NAP Client configuration utility tool
SERVICES.MSC opens Service manager
TASKSCHD.MSC or CONTROL SCHEDTASKS opens Schedule Tasks manager
GPEDIT.MSC opens Group Policy utility tool
LUSRMGR.MSC opens Local Users and Groups
SECPOL.MSC opens local security settings
CIADV.MSC opens indexing service
NTMSMGR.MSC removable storage manager
NTMSOPRQ.MSC removable storage operator requests
WMIMGMT.MSC opens (WMI) Window Management Instrumentation
PERFMON or PERFMON.MSC opens the Performance monitor
MMC opens empty Console

MDSCHED opens memory diagnostics tools
DXDIAG opens DirectX diagnostics tools
ODBCAD32 opens ODBC Data source Administrator
REGEDIT or REGEDT32 opens Registry Editor
DRWTSN32 opens Dr. Watson
VERIFIER opens Driver Verifier Manager
CLICONFG opens SQL Server Client Network Utility
UTILMAN opens Utility Manager
COLORCPL opens color management
CREDWIZ back up and recovery tool for user passwords
MOBSYNC opens Synchronization center

MSCONFIG opens System Configuration Utility
SYSEDIT opens System Configuration Editor
SYSKEY Windows Account Database Security management

EXPLORER Opens windows Explorer
IEXPLORER Opens Internet explorer
WAB opens Contacts
CHARMAP opens Character Map
WRITE opens WordPad
NOTEPAD opens Notepad
CALC opens Calculator
CLIPBRD opens Clipbook Viewer
WINCHAT opens Microsoft Chat Interface
SOUNDRECORDER opens sound recording tool

WMPLAYER opens Windows Media Player
MOVIEMK Opens untitled Windows Movie Maker
OSK opens on-screen Keyboard
MAGNIFY opens Magnifier
WINCAL opens Calendar
DIALER opens phone Dialer
EUDCEDIT opens Private Character Editor

DISKMGMT.MSC opens disk management utility
CLEANMGR opens disk drive clean up utility
DFRG.MSC opens disk defragmenter
CHKDSK complete analysis of disk partition
DISKPART disk partitioning tool

IPCONFIG list the configuration of IP addresses on your PC
INETCPL.CPL opens internet properties
FIREWALL.CPL opens windows firewall
NETSETUP.CPL opens network setup wizard


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