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Accessibility Controls access.cpl
Accessibility Wizard accwiz
Active Directory Domains & Trusts domain.msc
Active Directory Manager admgmt.msc
Active Directory Schema schmmgmt.msc
Active Directory Users & Computers dsa.msc
Add Hardware Wizard hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools control admintools
Adobe Acrobat (if installed) acrobat
Adobe Designer (if installed) acrodist
Adobe Distiller (if installed) acrodist
Adobe ImageReady (if installed) imageready
Adobe Photoshop (if installed) photoshop
Address Resolution Protocol, display & modify IP to physical address table arp
Associations, File Extensions change
At a later time, schedule a command to run at
Attributes, file/change attrib
Automatic Updates wuaucpl.cpl
Backup & Restore Wizard (also see rstrgui) ntbackpup
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard fsquirt
Boot Configuration Information bootcfg
c - Break, interrupt process break
Calculator calc
c -Call one batch program from another call
Certificate Manager certmgr.msc
Certificate Authority certsrv.msc
Certificate Templates certtmpl.msc
Change Directory cd
Change File Permissions cacls
Character Map charmap
c - CHCP, display or change code page number (see graftable) chcp
c - CHDIR, change directory or drive (see CD) chdir
c -Check Disk Utility chkdsk
c -Check NTFS File System chkntfs
Choice, accept keyboard input to a batch choice
c -Cipher, Encrypt or Decrypt files/folders cipher
CleanMgr, automated cleanup of temp files & recycle bin cleanmgr
Clipboard Viewer clipbrd
c -Clear Memory & memory leaks clearmem
c -Clip, copy STDIN to the Windows clipboard cip
c -Clear the screen cls
Command Prompt cmd
c -CMD, start a new CMD shell cmd
c -Color, change colors of the CMD window color
c - Command Manager Profile Installer cmstp
? - Compare the contents of two files or sets of files comp
c -Compact/Compress files or folders in an NTFS partition compact
c -Compress/Compact individual files on an NTFS partition syskey
c -Convert a FAT drive to NTFS convert
c -Copy one or more files to another location copy
c - CScript, script host cscript
Windows System Security Tool syskey
Component Services dcomcnfg
Computer Management compmgmt.msc
Control Panel control
Date and Time Properties timedate.cpl
c - Date, Display or set the date date
Date and Time Properties timedate.cpl
DCOM Services Configuration utility dcomcnfg
DDE Shares ddeshare
c - Debugger, command line ntsd
c - Defragment hard drive defrag
Delete file one or more files del
Delete one or more directories ? - deltree
Device Manager devmgmt.msc
DHCP Manager dhcpmgmt.msc
Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)* directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooter / Direct-X Diagnostic Tool dxdiag
c - Directory list utility dir
Disk Cleanup Utility cleanmgr
c - Disk (floppy) compare the contents of one floppy disk to another diskcomp
c - Disk Copy one floppy drive to another diskcopy
Disk Defragment dfrg.msc
Disk Management diskmgmt.msc
c - Disk Partition Manager diskpart
Display Properties control desktop
Display Properties desk.cpl
Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected) control color
Distributed File System dfsgui.msc
DNS Management dnsmgmt.msc
c - DOS Edit command line, recall commands, creat macros doskey
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility drwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utility verifier
c - Display message on screen echo
c - End localisation of environment changes in a batch file endlocal
c - erase/delete one or more files (also see 'del') erase
Date and Time Properties timedate.cpl
c - Event Create, logs eventcreate
c - Event Query (CScript related) eventquery.vbs
Boot Configuration Information bootcfg
c - Event Triggers, create on local or remote eventtriggers
c - Exit/quite the current script/routine/command prompt & set an errorlevel timedate.cpl
c - Expand/Uncompress file(s) expand
c - Extract/Uncompress CAB files extract
c - File compare fc
File Self Extractor Creator iexpress
Files and Settings Transfer Tool migwiz
c - File & Volume utilities fsutil
File Signature Verification Tool sigverif
c - File Transfer Utility ftp
c - File types: display or modify (in extension associations) ftype
c - Find/Search for a text string in a file find
c - Find/Search for strings in files findstr
Findfast findfast.cpl
c - Finger, identify remote connection/ID user, process finger
Firefox (if installed) firefox
Folders Properties control folders
Fonts control fonts
Font Editor eudcedit
Fonts Folder fonts
c - For: loop command all options, files, directory, list for
c - For: loop command against a set of files for /F
c - For: loop command against the results of another command for /F
c - Format a disk format
Free Cell Card Game freecell
c - File System Utility and management fsutil
Game Controllers joy.cpl
c - Get MAC (media access control) or ethernet hardware physical address getmac
c - GoTo, direct a batch program to jump to a labelled line goto
c - Graphics Table , allow extended character set in graphic mode (see chcp) graftable
Group Policy Editor (XP Prof) gpedit.msc
Boot Configuration Information bootcfg
c - Group Policy Refresh utility gpupdate
c - Group Policy Result for targetted user's RSoP (resultant set of policy) gpresult
Hearts Card Game mshearts
c - Help help
Help and Support helpctr
c - Host Name hostname
HyperTerminal hypertrm
Iexpress Wizard iexpress
c - IF, conditionally perform a command if
Indexing Service ciadv.msc
Internet Connection Wizard icwconn1
Internet Explorer iexplore
Internet Properties / IE Options inetcpl.cpl
Internet Setup Wizard inetwiz
IP Address Management ipaddrmgmt.msc
IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration) ipconfig /all
IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents) ipconfig /displaydns
IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents) ipconfig /flushdns
IP Configuration (Release All Connections) ipconfig /release
IP Configuration (Renew All Connections) ipconfig /renew
IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS) ipconfig /registerdns
IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID) ipconfig /showclassid
IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID) ipconfig /setclassid
c - IPX Route, Novell protocol/NWLink ipxroute
Java Control Panel (If Installed) jpicpl32.cpl
Java Control Panel (If Installed) javaws
Keyboard Properties control keyboard
c - Label, edit a disk label label
Local Security Settings secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups lusrmgr.msc
c - Log Manager (also see performance managers) logman
Logs You Out Of Windows logoff
c - Line Printer Que/Query/status, redirect Lpq
Magnification Service magnify
Malicious Software Removal Tool mrt
c - Make new Directory Folders md or mkdir
c - Memory Usage Display mem
Microsoft Access (if installed) access.cpl
Microsoft Chat winchat
Microsoft Excel (if installed) excel
Microsoft Frontpage (if installed) frontpg
Microsoft Installer, Windows msiexec
Microsoft Management Console Microsoft Management Console (MMC) tools to administer networks, PCs, services, other components. mmc
Microsoft Movie Maker moviemk
Microsoft Paint mspaint
Microsoft Powerpoint (if installed) powerpnt
Microsoft Word (if installed) winword
Microsoft Syncronization Tool mobsync
Minesweeper Game winmine
c - Mode, configure a system device mode
c - More, display output, one screen at a time (also see the 'pipe' switch "|") more
c - Mount/Manage a volume mount point mountvol
Mouse Properties control mouse
Mouse Properties main.cpl
c - Move files from one folder to another move
c - Message, send a message (also see winchat) msg
c - Name Server Lookup nslookup
Nero (if installed) nero
c - Network Resources, Management net
Netmeeting conf
Network Connections control netconnections
Network Connections ncpa.cpl
Network Load Balancing Manager nlbmgr
c - Network Protocols, configure aaaa,dhcp,IP,proxy,security,bridge,ras,routing,prc,wins netsh
Network Setup Wizard, includes Wireless Network Setup Manager netsetup.cpl
Notepad notepad
NSLookup, network server, DNS/domain information, Easy nslookup
Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed) nvtuicpl.cpl
Object Packager packager
ODBC Data Source Administrator odbccp32.cpl
Offline File Synchronize mobsync
On Screen Keyboard osk
c - Open Files list, what files by user openfiles
Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed) ac3filter.cpl
Outlook Express msimn
Paint pbrush
c - Page File Configuration (works with CScript) pagefileconfig.vbs
Password Properties password.cpl
c - Path, display or set a search path for executable files path
c - Pause, suspend processing of a batch file & display a message pause
c - PentNT, Detects floating point division error (if present) in a Pentium chip pennt
Performance Monitor perfmon.msc
Performance Monitor perfmon
c - Performance Monitor, update utility Lodctr
Phone and Modem Options telephon.cpl
Phone Dialer dialer
Pinball Game pinball
c - PING, test a network connection ping
c - PING Path, trace route pluse network latency and packet loss (see trace route) pathping
Power Configuration powercfg.cpl
c - Print, print a text file print
Printers and Faxes control printers
Printers Folder printers
Private Character Editor pkmgmt.msc
Public Key Management certsrv.msc
c - POPD, restore previous value of curren t dirctory save by PUSHD popd
c - Print, redirect text file to printer, stream text to output device print
c - Printer: configure, display or rename a printer prnmngr
c - Prompt, change the command prompt display format/syntax prompt
c - PUSHD, save and then change the current directory (also see POPD) pushd
Quicktime (If Installed) QuickTime.cpl
Quicktime Player (if installed) quicktimeplayer
Real Player (if installed) realplay
c - Recover a damaged file from a defective disk recover
Regional Settings / Language intl.cpl
c - Register DLLs or ActiveX as command regsvr32
c - Registry Console Tool for Windows reg
Registry Editor: import, export, change registry settings regedit
Registry Editor: register or unregister a dll, import, export, change registry settings regedit32
c - Registry Permissions, change regini
c - ReLog creates new performance logs from data in existing performance relog
c - Remarks, record comments (remarks) in a batch file rem
c - Removable Storage Manager command line interface rsm
c - Remove/Delete a directory (folder) rd or rmdir
c - Rename a file or files ren or rename
c - Replace or update one file with another replace
Remote Access Phonebook rasphone
Remote Desktop Protocol wizard (terminal server connection) mstsc
Removable Storage ntmsmgr.msc
c - Remote Access (RAS), manage RAS connections rasdial
c - Remote Access, manage rasphone
c - Remote File Copy, copies files to/from a PC run the RCP service rcp
c - Remote Session, run commands on a remote host that's running the RSH service rsh
Remote Storage Administration rsadmin.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) rsop.msc
c - Rexec, execute commands on a remote host running the REXEC service rexec
c - Route, manipulate/display network routing tables route
c - RunAs, execute a program under a different user account runas
c - RunDLL32, run a DLL command (add/remove print connections) rundll32
Scanners and Cameras sticpl.cpl
c - Scheduled Tasks or start " control schedtasks " schedtasks or 'control schedtasks'
Security Center wscui.cpl
c - Security Editor, configuration, analyze, single or multiple computers, on/off hours secedit
c - Services Commands, NT service controller and services sc
Services services.msc
c - Set Environment Variables set
c - Set Local (extensions), see 'end local' setlocal
c - Share, list or edit a file share or print share regedit32
Shared Folders fsmgmt.msc
c - Shift postitions of variables / replacement parameters in a batch file shift
Shortcut, create a windows shortcut (.Lnk file) rshortcut
c - Shuts Down Windows, shut down/restart/remote shutdown
c - Sort, sort input from a file sort
Sounds and Audio mmsys.cpl
Spider Solitare Card Game spider
SQL Client Configuration cliconfg
c - Start a program or command in a separate window, many switches start
c - Substitute, associate a path with a drive letter subst
c - Sysocmgr is command-line equivalent of Windows Components Wizard from 'Add or Remove Programs' control panel sysocmgr
System Configuration Editor sysedit
System Configuration Utility msconfig
System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) sfc /scannow
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot) sfc /scanonce
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) sfc /scanboot
System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting) sfc /revert
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) sfc /purgecache
System File Checker Utility(Set Cache Size to size x) sfc /cachesize=x
c - System Information, list system configuration systeminfo
System Information msinfo32
System Properties sysdm.cpl
System Restore rstrui.exe
c - Task(s) kill, remove a running process from memmory taskkill
c - Task(s) list running applications & services (also see/find tlist) tasklist
Task Manager taskmgr
c - TCP Tester tcptest
c - TCP , display networking statistics (NetBIPS over TCP/IP) nbtstat
c - TCP , display networking statistics, connections (TCP/IP) netstat
Telephony tapimgmt.msc
TCP Tester tcptest
Telnet Client, remote terminal access telnet
Telephony Client Setup tcmsetup
Terminal Services Administration tsadmin
Terminal Services Licensing licmgr
c - Time, display or set the system time time
Time & Date Options timedate.cpl
c - Title, specify the system command line's prompt window name title
c - Trace Route, trace route to a remote host including hops, time tracert
c - Trace Report, generate binary event trace session logs or real-time streams tracerpt
c - Type Performance, writes performance data to a window or file/CTRL-C to break typeperf
c - Transfer files to/from a remote PC running the TFTP service tftp
c - Tree, display & re-direct for printing/to a file, HD directories hierarchy tree
c - Type, display/redirect contents of a text file type
Tweak UI (if installed) tweakui
User Account Management nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager utilman
UUDI Services Console uddi.msc
c - Version of Windows, display the ver
c - Verify, toggle on/off, verify that files have been saved verify
c - Volume, display disk label vol
c - Volume Shadow Copy administrative tool vssadmin
Windows Address Book wab
Windows Address Book Import Utility wabmig
Windows Backup Utility (if installed, NT/XP to tape/external drive, etc.ntri) ntbackup
Windows Explorer explorer
Windows Firewall firewall.cpl
Windows IP Chat winchat
Windows loading information win.ini
Windows Magnifier magnify
Windows Firewall firewall.cpl
Windows Management Infrastructure wmimgmt.msc
Windows Media Player wmplayer
Windows Messenger msmsgs
Windows Picture Import Wizard (need camera connected) wiaacmgr
Windows Script Host (WSH) utility that lets you run scripts from the command line is called cscript.exe wscript
Windows Security Center wscui.cpl
Windows Sound Recorder sndrec32
Windows System Diagnostics (alt winmsdp) winmsd
Windows Volume sndvol32
Windows Update Launches wupdmgr
Windows Version (to show which version of windows) winver
Windows XP Tour Wizard tourstart
Wireless Network Setup Wizard netsetup.cpl
Windows Time service is an integrated service in Microsoft Windows W32tm
WINS Management winsmgmt.msc
Wordpad write
WMI Management wmimgmt.msc
c - WMI Windows WMI commands, many switches wmic
c - XCopy, copy files and folders (alt xcopy32) xcopy
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