Easiest way to access Windows Components : Make your life easy

 As a systems administrator or a day today end user you have to use several Windows Components to get your things done with your Windows Computer.

I believe as a general user everyone is following the same typical process to access these Windows Components after “Pressing” the “Start” key on your keyboard. I mainly focus this article for the users who are using their computers more than just to watch a movie. This article suits for the users such as Systems Administrators, System Engineers or any other people who would like to make their life easier and try to get things done in an easy way.

I know that every one is familiar with the “Run” window in Microsoft Windows Operating System

You can simply Open this window by pressing “Windows” key and “R” key together on your keyboard or Go to “Start” select “Run”.
Also there are some commands which you can run on the “CMD Prompt” which known as “CMD Commandlets” Type “CMD” on the “Run” window and it will open you a CMD Prompt.
You can use below short commands to open these Windows components easily on your computer (Please note that some commands are not working without installing the feature on your computer).   
Windows Environment Commands:
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE% – To open the All User’s Profile
  • %HomeDrive% – To open your home drive e.g. C:
  • %UserProfile% – To open you User’s Profile
  • %temp% – To open the temporary file Folder
  • %systemroot% – To open the Windows folder
Management Consoles: 
  • eventvwr.msc –Event Viewer
  • services.msc –System Services
  • compmgmt.msc –Computer management
  • certmgr.msc –Certificate Manager
  • ciadv.msc –Indexing Service
  • devmgmt.msc –Device Manager
  • dfrg.msc –Defragment
  • diskmgmt.msc –Disk Management
  • fsmgmt.msc –Folder Sharing Management
  • gpedit.msc –Group Policy Editor 
  • lusrmgr.msc –Local Users and Groups
  • mscorcfg.msc –Net configurations
  • ntmsmgr.msc –Removable Storage
  • perfmon.msc –Performance Manager
  • secpol.msc –Local Security Policy
  • wmimgmt.msc –Windows Management
Shortcuts:
  • access.cpl –Accessibility Options
  • hdwwiz.cpl –Add New Hardware Wizard
  • appwiz.cpl –Add/Remove Programs
  • timedate.cpl –Date and Time Properties
  • desk.cpl –Display Properties
  • inetcpl.cpl –Internet Properties
  • joy.cpl –Joystick Properties
  • main.cpl keboard –Keyboard Properties
  • main.cpl –Mouse Properties
  • ncpa.cpl –Network Connections
  • ncpl.cpl –Network Properties
  • telephon.cpl –Phone and Modem options
  • powercfg.cpl –Power Management
  • intl.cpl –Regional settings
  • mmsys.cpl sounds –Sound Properties
  • mmsys.cpl –Sounds and Audio Device Properties
  • sysdm.cpl –System Properties
  • nusrmgr.cpl –User settings
  • firewall.cpl –Firewall Settings (sp2)
  • wscui.cpl –Security Center (sp2)
  • Calc –Calculator
  • Cfgwiz32 –ISDN Configuration Wizard
  • Charmap –Character Map
  • Chkdisk –Repair damaged files
  • Cleanmgr –Cleans up hard drives
  • Clipbrd –Windows Clipboard viewer
  • Cmd –Opens a new Command Window (cmd.exe)
  • Control –Displays Control Panel
  • Dcomcnfg –DCOM user security
  • Debug –Assembly language programming tool
  • Defrag –Defragmentation tool
  • Drwatson –Records programs crash & snapshots
  • Dxdiag –DirectX Diagnostic Utility
  • Explorer –Windows Explorer
  • Fontview –Graphical font viewer
  • Hostname –Returns Computer’s name (CMD Commandlet) 
  • Ipconfig –Displays IP configuration for all network adapters (CMD Commandlet)
  • Jview –Microsoft Command-line Loader for Java classes
  • MMC –Microsoft Management Console
  • Msconfig –Configuration to edit startup files
  • Msinfo32 –Microsoft System Information Utility
  • Nbtstat –Displays stats and current connections using NetBios over TCP/IP
  • Netstat –Displays all active network connections (CMD Commandlet)
  • Nslookup–Returns your local DNS server (CMD Commanlet)
  • Ping –Sends data to a specified host/IP (CMD Commandlet)
  • Regedit –Registry Editor
  • Regsvr32 –Register/de-register DLL/OCX/ActiveX
  • Regwiz -Registration wizard
  • Sfc /scannow –System File Checker
  • Sndrec32 –Sound Recorder
  • Sndvol32 –Volume control for soundcard
  • Sysedit –Edit system startup files (config.sys, autoexec.bat, win.ini, etc.)
  • Taskmgr –Task manager
  • Telnet –Telnet program (CMD Commandlet)
  • Tracert –Traces and displays all paths required to reach an internet host (CMD Commandlet)
  • Winipcfg –Displays IP configuration
  • Wupdmgr –Takes you to Microsoft Windows Update
Hope this article helps you to get your things done easy…!!!
Leave your Comments.

  1. Chalitha Fernando
    Chalitha Fernando at |

    Very helpful Aruna.. Thanks

    Reply
  2. Aruna Randunu
    Aruna Randunu at |

    Thank you very much Chalitha , yet more to come keep reading.

    Reply

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