Commands to launch Control Panel items?

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#1
Where can I find a list of shortcuts to various system items, like right now I'm going to Services the slow way,

START -> CONTROL PANEL -> ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS -> COMPUTER MANAGEMENT -> SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS -> SERVICES

and there's probably some command I can just type in to quickly get there. There must be a list somewhere of how to go directly to any Control Panel item I need, what to type at the command prompt.
 

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#2
Where can I find a list of shortcuts to various system items, like right now I'm going to Services the slow way,

START -> CONTROL PANEL -> ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS -> COMPUTER MANAGEMENT -> SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS -> SERVICES

and there's probably some command I can just type in to quickly get there. There must be a list somewhere of how to go directly to any Control Panel item I need, what to type at the command prompt.
That one's SERVICES.MSC. I don't know of a definitive list, but you can list most control panel and MMC items with a command like

Code:
dir %systemroot\system32\*.cpl;*.msc
(on Windows XP 32-bit; may be different on Vista or 64-bit platforms.)
 
#3
----- Original Message -----
Subject: [Support-t-402] Commands to launch Control Panel items?


| Where can I find a list of shortcuts to various system items, like right
now I'm going to Services the slow way,
|
| START -> CONTROL PANEL -> ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS -> COMPUTER MANAGEMENT ->
SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS -> SERVICES
|
| and there's probably some command I can just type in to quickly get there.
There must be a list somewhere of how to go directly to any Control Panel
item I need, what to type at the command prompt.
|


you could type in the run box or at the shell prompt: services.msc
 
#4
Yes thank you. Are there other *.msc commands?

----- Original Message -----
Subject: [Support-t-402] Commands to launch Control Panel items?


| Where can I find a list of shortcuts to various system items, like right
now I'm going to Services the slow way,
|
| START -> CONTROL PANEL -> ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS -> COMPUTER MANAGEMENT ->
SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS -> SERVICES
|
| and there's probably some command I can just type in to quickly get there.
There must be a list somewhere of how to go directly to any Control Panel
item I need, what to type at the command prompt.
|


you could type in the run box or at the shell prompt: services.msc
 
#5
Read Charles Dye's post about the subject the command he posted lists all
.msc commands available on your pc


| Yes thank you. Are there other *.msc commands?
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| ---Quote (Originally by Rex Clark)---
| ----- Original Message -----
| Subject: [Support-t-402] Commands to launch Control Panel items?
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|| Where can I find a list of shortcuts to various system items, like right
| now I'm going to Services the slow way,
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|| START -> CONTROL PANEL -> ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS -> COMPUTER MANAGEMENT ->
| SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS -> SERVICES
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|| and there's probably some command I can just type in to quickly get
there.
| There must be a list somewhere of how to go directly to any Control Panel
| item I need, what to type at the command prompt.
||
|
|
| you could type in the run box or at the shell prompt: services.msc
| ---End Quote---
|
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|
 
#6
> Yes thank you. Are there other *.msc commands?
>
Sure.

C:\>dir /k /m windows\system32\*.msc
9/03/2002 12:28 42,339 certmgr.msc
9/03/2002 12:28 41,762 ciadv.msc
9/03/2002 12:29 38,302 compmgmt.msc
9/03/2002 12:30 33,079 devmgmt.msc
9/03/2002 12:30 41,397 dfrg.msc
9/03/2002 12:30 33,673 diskmgmt.msc
9/03/2002 12:32 56,678 eventvwr.msc
9/03/2002 12:33 32,760 fsmgmt.msc
9/03/2002 12:39 42,166 lusrmgr.msc
9/03/2002 12:50 26,209 ntmsmgr.msc
9/03/2002 12:50 32,968 ntmsoprq.msc
9/03/2002 12:52 58,273 perfmon.msc
9/03/2002 12:59 33,464 services.msc
9/03/2002 13:13 63,488 wmimgmt.msc
C:\>

-- Howard
 
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#8
Where can I find a list of shortcuts to various system items...

I noted Charles Dye's list of .MSC files, there is also a selection of "control panel applets", or .CPL files. This is the list from my PC, which may differ from yours. The right-hand column serves as search keys, as in
grep "display" c:\lookup\controls.lst
Appwiz.cpl is pretty handy...

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Speech\sapi.cpl Speech
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTSystem\QuickTime.cpl QuickTme config
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\S32LUCP1.cpl Symantec Live Update config
C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\mscorcfg.msc .NET config
C:\WINDOWS\system32\access.cpl Accessibility
C:\WINDOWS\system32\appwiz.cpl Add remove programs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bthprops.cpl Bluetooth
C:\WINDOWS\system32\certmgr.msc Certificates
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ciadv.msc Indexing svc (system volume information)
C:\WINDOWS\system32\compmgmt.msc Computer mgmt
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Com\comexp.msc Component svcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\desk.cpl Display
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devmgmt.msc Device mgmt (control panel / system)
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dfrg.msc Defrag
C:\WINDOWS\system32\diskmgmt.msc Disk mgmt
C:\WINDOWS\system32\eventvwr.msc Event viewer
C:\WINDOWS\system32\firewall.cpl Firewall
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fsmgmt.msc Shares
C:\WINDOWS\system32\gpedit.msc Group policy
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hdwwiz.cpl Hardware
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ifsdrives.cpl IFS drives
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetcpl.cpl Internet
C:\WINDOWS\system32\intl.cpl Regional
C:\WINDOWS\system32\irprops.cpl Wireless
C:\WINDOWS\system32\javacpl.cpl Java
C:\WINDOWS\system32\joy.cpl Game controllers
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lusrmgr.msc Users and groups
C:\WINDOWS\system32\main.cpl Mouse
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mmsys.cpl Audio Sound
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ncpa.cpl Network connections
C:\WINDOWS\system32\netsetup.cpl Netwrk setup wiz
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntmsmgr.msc Removable storage
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntmsoprq.msc Removable storage operator requests
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntptime.cpl NTP time control panel
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nusrmgr.cpl User accounts
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nwc.cpl Netware
C:\WINDOWS\system32\odbccp32.cpl ODBC data access
C:\WINDOWS\system32\perfmon.msc Performance monitor
C:\WINDOWS\system32\powercfg.cpl Power
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rsop.msc Resultant set of policy
C:\WINDOWS\system32\secpol.msc Local security policy
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.msc Services
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sysdm.cpl System properties
C:\WINDOWS\system32\telephon.cpl Telephony
C:\WINDOWS\system32\timedate.cpl Time date
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wmimgmt.msc Windows mgmt infrastructure
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscui.cpl Security
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuaucpl.cpl Updates