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Windows cmd prompt

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Windows cmd prompt

This list may help some people its a list of command you can use at the cmd prompt its not complete but cover the main ones
1.SQL Client Configuration - cliconfg
2. System Configuration Editor - sysedit
3. System Configuration Utility - msconfig
4. System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately)- sfc /scannow
5. System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot)- sfc /scanonce
6. System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) - sfc /scanboot
7. System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting)- sfc /revert
8. System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache)- sfc /purgecache
9. System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x)-sfc/cachesize=x
10. System Information - msinfo32.
11. Task Manager – taskmgr
12. System Properties - sysdm.cpl
13. Task Manager – taskmgr
14. TCP Tester - tcptest
15. Telnet Client - telnet
16. Tweak UI (if installed) - tweakui
17. User Account Management- nusrmgr.cpl
18. Utility Manager - utilman
19. Windows Address Book - wab
20. Windows Address Book Import Utility - wabmig
21. Windows Backup Utility (if installed)- ntbackup
22. Windows Explorer - explorer
23. Windows Firewall- firewall.cpl
24. Windows Magnifier- magnify
25. Windows Management Infrastructure - wmimgmt.msc
26. Windows Media Player - wmplayer
27. Windows Messenger - msmsgs
28. Windows Picture Import Wizard (need camera connected)- wiaacmgr
29. Windows System Security Tool – syskey
30. Windows Update Launches - wupdmgr
31. Windows Version (to show which version of windows)- winver
32. Windows XP Tour Wizard - tourstart
33. Wordpad - write
34. Password Properties - password.cpl
35. Performance Monitor - perfmon.msc
36. Phone and Modem Options - telephon.cpl
37. Phone Dialer - dialer
38. Pinball Game - pinball
39. Power Configuration - powercfg.cpl
40. Printers and Faxes - control printers
41. Printers Folder – printers
42. Private Character Editor - eudcedit
43. Quicktime (If Installed)- QuickTime.cpl
44. Real Player (if installed)- realplay
45. Regional Settings - intl.cpl
46. Registry Editor - regedit
47. Registry Editor - regedit32
48. Remote Access Phonebook - rasphone
49. Remote Desktop - mstsc
50. Removable Storage - ntmsmgr.msc
51. Removable Storage Operator Requests - ntmsoprq.msc
52. Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) - rsop.msc
53. Scanners and Cameras - sticpl.cpl
54. Scheduled Tasks - control schedtasks
55. Security Center - wscui.cpl
56. Services - services.msc
57. Shared Folders - fsmgmt.msc
58. Shuts Down Windows - shutdown
59. Sounds and Audio - mmsys.cpl
60. Spider Solitare Card Game - spider
61. Malicious Software Removal Tool - mrt
62. Microsoft Access (if installed) - access.cpl
63. Microsoft Chat - winchat
64. Microsoft Excel (if installed) - excel
65. Microsoft Frontpage (if installed)- frontpg
66. Microsoft Movie Maker - moviemk
67. Microsoft Paint - mspaint
68. Microsoft Powerpoint (if installed)- powerpnt
69. Microsoft Word (if installed)- winword
70. Microsoft Syncronization Tool - mobsync
71. Minesweeper Game - winmine
72. Mouse Properties - control mouse
73. Mouse Properties - main.cpl
74. Nero (if installed)- nero
75. Netmeeting - conf
76. Network Connections - control netconnections
77. Network Connections - ncpa.cpl
78. Network Setup Wizard - netsetup.cpl
79. Notepad - notepad
80. Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed)- nvtuicpl.cpl
81. Object Packager - packager
82. ODBC Data Source Administrator- odbccp32.cpl
83. On Screen Keyboard - osk
84. Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed) - ac3filter.cpl
85. Outlook Express - msimn
86. Paint – pbrush
87. Keyboard Properties - control keyboard
88. IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration) - ipconfi/all
89. IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents)- ipconfig /displaydns
90. IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents)- ipconfig /flushdns
91. IP Configuration (Release All Connections)- ipconfig /release
92. IP Configuration (Renew All Connections)- ipconfig /renew
93. IP Configuration(RefreshesDHCP&Re-RegistersDNS)-ipconfig/registerdns
94. IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID)- ipconfig/showclassid
95. IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID)- ipconfig /setclassid
96. Java Control Panel (If Installed)- jpicpl32.cpl
97. Java Control Panel (If Installed)- javaws
98. Local Security Settings - secpol.msc
99. Local Users and Groups - lusrmgr.msc
100. Logs You Out Of Windows - logoff.....
101. Accessibility Controls - access.cpl
102. Accessibility Wizard - accwiz
103. Add Hardware - Wizardhdwwiz.cpl
104. Add/Remove Programs - appwiz.cpl
105. Administrative Tools control - admintools
106. Adobe Acrobat (if installed) - acrobat
107. Adobe Designer (if installed)- acrodist
108. Adobe Distiller (if installed)- acrodist
109. Adobe ImageReady (if installed)- imageready
110. Adobe Photoshop (if installed)- photoshop
111. Automatic Updates - wuaucpl.cpl
112. Bluetooth Transfer Wizard – fsquirt
113. Calculator - calc
114. Certificate Manager - certmgr.msc
115. Character Map - charmap
116. Check Disk Utility - chkdsk
117. Clipboard Viewer - clipbrd
118. Command Prompt - cmd
119. Component Services - dcomcnfg
120. Computer Management - compmgmt.msc
121. Control Panel - control
122. Date and Time Properties - timedate.cpl
123. DDE Shares - ddeshare
124. Device Manager - devmgmt.msc
125. Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)- directx.cpl
126. Direct X Troubleshooter- dxdiag
127. Disk Cleanup Utility- cleanmgr
128. Disk Defragment- dfrg.msc
129. Disk Management- diskmgmt.msc
130. Disk Partition Manager- diskpart
131. Display Properties- control desktop
132. Display Properties- desk.cpl
133. Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected)- control color
134. Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility- drwtsn32
135. Driver Verifier Utility- verifier
136. Event Viewer- eventvwr.msc
137. Files and Settings Transfer Tool- migwiz
138. File Signature Verification Tool- sigverif
139. Findfast- findfast.cpl
140. Firefox (if installed)- firefox
141. Folders Properties- control folders
142. Fonts- control fonts
143. Fonts Folder- fonts
144. Free Cell Card Game- freecell
145. Game Controllers- joy.cpl
146. Group Policy Editor (XP Prof)- gpedit.msc
147. Hearts Card Game- mshearts
148. Help and Support- helpctr
149. HyperTerminal- hypertrm
150. Iexpress Wizard- iexpress
151. Indexing Service- ciadv.msc
152. Internet Connection Wizard- icwconn1
153. Internet Explorer- iexplore
154. Internet Setup Wizard- inetwiz
155. Internet Properties- inetcpl.cpl
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bootcfg /rebuild
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Re: Windows cmd prompt

You haven't given the option on shutdown which I use particularly when in a remote desktop session when the normal shutdown dialog is not there on the Start menu: shutdown -r which restarts the PC.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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juliasdream
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Re: Windows cmd prompt

Thanks Samuria. I will find that very useful and I'm sure others will
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Re: Windows cmd prompt

@jelv, but others may be interested - you can send a ctrl-alt-delete signal to your remote desktop by hitting ctrl-alt-end. Just another way to get the shutdown/reboot option (and others, should you need them).
David_W
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Re: Windows cmd prompt

The telnet one is being versioned out.  Under Windows 7 (and I think Vista but can't remember off the top of my head) telnet isn't installed by default, you have to install it yourself (which would mean you know what you're doing with it if you do Cheesy)  I use putty instead though (supports ssh).
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Re: Windows cmd prompt

Quote from: orbrey
@jelv, but others may be interested - you can send a ctrl-alt-delete signal to your remote desktop by hitting ctrl-alt-end. Just another way to get the shutdown/reboot option (and others, should you need them).

Excellent - thanks.
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Re: Windows cmd prompt

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and I think Vista but can't remember off the top of my head

yep telnet's not installed by default on 32 vista prem