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Windows Command

Microsoft Windows originally GUI Operating system and no need to remember Command to operate Microsoft windows but combination of GUL and command make easy and faster use of Microsoft Windows.

Windows Administration Commands

Command Uses Command Name
Administrative Tools control admintools
Local Users and Groups lusrmgr.msc
Computer Management compmgmt.msc
Event Viewer eventvwr.msc
Group Policy Editor (XP Prof) gpedit.msc
Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) rsop.msc
Local Security Settings secpol.msc
Security Center wscui.cpl
Services services.msc
Certificate Manager certmgr.msc
Folders Properties control folders
Password Properties password.cpl
Performance Monitor


Performance Monitor perfmon
Registry Editor regedit
Registry Editor regedit32
Remote Desktop mstsc
System Configuration Editor sysedit
System Configuration Utility msconfig
Shared Folders fsmgmt.msc
Shuts Down Windows shutdown
SQL Client Configuration cliconfg
Logs You Out Of Windows logoff
Object Packager packager
ODBC Data Source Administrator odbccp32.cpl
DDE Shares ddeshare

Windows, Hard Disk and File system Maintenance Command

Command Uses Command Name
Check Disk Utility chkdsk
Disk Cleanup Utility cleanmgr
Disk Defragment dfrg.msc
Disk Management diskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Manager diskpart
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
Indexing Service ciadv.msc

Windows Networking Command

Command Uses Command Name
Network Connections control netconnections
Network Connections ncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizard netsetup.cpl
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

System maintenance Windows Command

Command Uses Command Name
Device Manager devmgmt.msc
Add Hardware Wizard hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs appwiz.cpl
Printers and Faxes control printers
Printers Folder printers
Scanners and Cameras sticpl.cpl
Sounds and Audio mmsys.cpl
Mouse Properties control mouse
Mouse Properties main.cpl
Scheduled Tasks control schedtasks
Power Configuration powercfg.cpl
Phone and Modem Options telephon.cpl
Keyboard Properties control keyboard
Date and Time Properties timedate.cpl

Display Properties

control desktop
Display Properties desk.cpl
Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected) control color
Accessibility Controls access.cpl
Automatic Updates wuaucpl.cpl
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility drwtsn32

Driver Verifier Utility

Regional Settings intl.cpl
Removable Storage ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests ntmsoprq.msc
Fonts Folder fonts
Fonts control fonts
Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed) nvtuicpl.cpl
File Signature Verification Tool sigverif
Internet Properties inetcpl.cpl
Game Controllers joy.cpl
Component Services dcomcnfg
Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)* directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooter dxdiag
Java Control Panel (If Installed) jpicpl32.cpl
Java Control Panel (If Installed) javaws

Windows Utility Command

Command Uses Command Name
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard fsquirt
Calculator calc
Character Map charmap
Clipboard Viewer clipbrd
Command Prompt cmd
Findfast findfast.cpl
Iexpress Wizard iexpress
Microsoft Chat winchat
Notepad notepad
On Screen Keyboard osk
Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed) ac3filter.cpl
Private Character Editor eudcedit
Quicktime (If Installed) QuickTime.cpl

Windows Games

Command Uses Command Name
Free Cell Card Game freecell
Hearts Card Game mshearts
Minesweeper Game winmine
Spider Solitare Card Game spider


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