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Useful Run Commands in Windows

Run Command

Administrative Tools

Administrative Tools 
 control admintools
Authorization Manager 
Component Services 
Certificate Manager 
Direct X Troubleshooter 
Display Languages 
ODBC Data Source Administrator 
File Signature Verification Tool 
Group Policy Editor 
Add Hardware Wizard 
iSCSI Initiator 
Iexpress Wizard 
Local Security Settings 
Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool 
Microsoft Management Console 
Print management 
Printer User Interface 
Problems Steps Recorder 
People Near Me 
Registry Editor 
 regedit or regedt32
Resoure Monitor 
System Configuration Utility 
Resultant Set of Policy 
SQL Server Client Configuration 
Task Manager 
Trusted Platform Module 
TPM Security Hardware 
Windows Remote Assistance 
Windows Share Folder Creation Wizard 
Windows Standalong Update Manager 
Windows System Security Tool 
Windows Script Host Settings 
Windows Version 
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security 
Windows Memory Diagnostic 
Windows Malicious Removal Tool 

Computer Management

Computer Management 
 compmgmt.msc or CompMgmtLauncher
Task Scheduler 
 control schedtasks
Event Viewer 
Shared Folders/MMC 
Local Users and Groups 
Performance Monitor 
Device Manager 
Disk Management 
Windows Management Infrastructure 

Conrtol Panel

Control Panel 
Action Center
 control.exe /name Microsoft.autoplay
Backup and Restore 
Create a System Repair disc 
BDE Administrator 
Color Management 
Credential Manager 
 control.exe /name Microsoft.CredentialManager
Credential Manager Stored User Names and Passwords 
Date and Time Properties 
Default Programs 
 control.exe /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms
Set Program Access and Computer Defaults 
 control appwiz.cpl,,3 or ComputerDefaults
Devices and Printers 
 control printers
Devices and Printers Add a Device 
Screen Resolution 
Display Color Calibration 
Cleartype Text Tuner 
Folders Options 
 control folders
 control fonts
Getting Started 
 control.exe /name Microsoft.HomeGroup
Indexing Options 
 control.exe /name Microsoft.IndexingOptions
Internet Properties 
 control keyboard
Location and Other Sensors 
 control.exe /name Microsoft.LocationandOtherSensors 
Location Notifications 
 control mouse or main.cpl
Network and Sharing Center 
 control.exe /name Microsoft.NetworkandSharingCenter
Network Connections 
 control netconnections or ncpa.cpl
Notification Area Icons 
 control.exe /name Microsoft.NotificationAreaIcons
Parental Controls 
 control.exe /name Microsoft.ParentalControls
Performance Information 
 control.exe /name Microsoft.PerformanceInformationandTools
 control desktop
Windows Color and Appearance 
 control color
Phone and Modem Options 
Power Configuration 
Programs and Features 
 appwiz.cpl or control appwiz.cpl
Optional Features Manager 
 optionalfeatures or control appwiz.cpl,,2
 control.exe /name Microsoft.Recovery
Regional and Language 
 control.exe /name Microsoft.RemoteAppandDesktopConnections
Volume Mixer 
System Properties 
 sysdm.cpl or Windows logo key + Pause/Break
SP ComputerName Tab 
SP Hardware Tab 
SP Advanced Tab 
SP Performance 
SP Data Execution Prevention 
SP Protection Tab 
SP Remote Tab 
Windows Activation 
Windows Activation Phone Numbers 
 slui 4
Taskbar and Start Menu 
 control.exe /name Microsoft.TaskbarandStartMenu
 control.exe /name Microsoft.Troubleshooting
User Accounts 
 control.exe /name Microsoft.UserAccounts
User Account Control Settings 
User Accounts Windows 2000/domain version 
 netplwiz or control userpasswords2
Encryption File System 
Windows Anytime Upgrade 
Windows Anytime Upgrade Results 
Windows CardSpace 
 control.exe /name Microsoft.cardspace
Windows Firewall 
 control.exe /name Microsoft.WindowsSideshow
Windows Update App Manager 


Command Prompt 
Connect to a Network Projector 
Presentation Settings 
Connect to a Projector 
 displayswitch or Windows logo key + P
Microsoft Paint 
Remote Desktop Connection 
 Windows logo key + R
Snipping Tool 
Sound Recorder 
Sticky Note 
Sync Center 
Windows Mobility Center (Only on Laptops) 
 mblctr or Windows logo key + X
Windows Explorer 
 explorer or Windows logo key + E 
Ease of Access Center 
 utilman or Windows logo key + U
On Screen Keyboard 
Private Character Editor 
Character Map 
Ditilizer Calibration Tool 
Disk Cleanup Utility 
Defragment User Interface 
Internet Explorer 
Rating System 
Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) 
 iexplore -extoff
Internet Explorer (No Home) 
 iexplore about:blank
Phone Dialer 
Printer Migration 
System Information 
System Restore 
Windows Easy Transfer 
Windows Media Player 
Windows Media Player DVD Player 
Windows Fax and Scan Cover Page Editor 
Windows Fax and Scan 
Windows Image Acquisition 
Windows PowerShell ISE 
Windows PowerShell 
XPS Viewer 

Open Documents folder 
Open Pictures folder 
Open Music folder 
Open Videos folder 
Open Downloads folder 
Open Favorites folder 
Open Recent folder 
Logs out of Windows 
Locks User Account 
 Windows logo Key + L 

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August 17, 2012 at 12:24 AM

How to shutdown remote computer from windows command line ?

This is one of my favorite tricks, shutting down my Windows XP machine with one simple line of code!

This might not seem necessary since the power button is tucked neatly inside the Start Menu, but this trick has a few more uses. Not only can you use this on your machine, but on network machines as well – as long as you have administrative access! You can also restart machines, set comments (the reason for the shutdown), specify time and more!

List Of Shutdown Command Switches

No Switches

Display information about the shutdown command, same as typing “-?”


Display a GUI. It must be the first switch


Log off the user (This cannot be used on a remote machine: “-m” switch)


Shutdown the computer


Restart the computer


Cancels a system shutdown already in progress


Forces running applications to close without warning

-m \\computername

Instruct a remote computer to shutdown (can be used with the restart & abort switches)

-t xx

Set a given time for shutdown, in seconds

-c “comment”

Shutdown comment (maximum of 127 characters)

-d [u] [p]:xx:yy

The reason code for the shutdown:
u is the user code
p is a planned shutdown code
xx is the major reason code (positive integer less than 256)
yy is the minor reason code (positive integer less than 65536)

How To Use Shutdown Switches:

You don’t have to use them all, but the switches you do use must be in the following order:

shutdown [-i | -l | -s | -r | -a] [-f] [-m \\computername] [-t xx] [-c "comment"] [-d up:xx:yy]

How To:

Open the command prompt: Windows Key + R then type the command below and hit OK:


This will open the command prompt. Now we can play!

Note: You could type the shutdown command directly into the Run dialog. I don’t advise this. If there is a typo or error, you won’t know. There is no information given!

Shutdown Local Machine

This only takes a couple of keystrokes. Type the code below and hit OK:

shutdown -s

“shutdown” tells the computer what command we want to execute and the “-s” switch tells it what to do, which is to shutdown!

Specify Time

shutdown -s -t 60

Now we have added the “-t” switch and a variable, which in this case is “60″. This number is the number of seconds before the computer is shutdown. A dialog will open and display a count down timer!

Give Us Some Info!

shutdown -s -t 120 -c "You better finish, because I shut you down foo!"

The “-c” switch will allow you to give the user some information for the reason of the shutdown.

Shutdown A Remote Computer

shutdown -s -m \\desktop -t 45

I really like this one! The “-m” switch will allow you to shutdown a remote machine, in this case, a computer named “desktop”. For this to work, you must have administrative access to the computer! To see of you do, hit Windows Key + R then type the computer’s name, i.e.:


If you can connect to it, you will be asked to log into the machine with a user name and password. Once confirmed, a window will open displaying the directories available to you. Now you know you can shut it down remotely.

Cancel Shutdown

Let’s say that you need to cancel a shutdown in progress. Go to the computer in question, hit Windows Key + R then type command below:

shutdown -a

This will abort the shutdown, assuming there is a counter and it hasn’t reached zero yet!

August 17, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Run commands are very useful.

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