Windows Run Commands

Reference  Guide to Windows 7 & 10

By André Faust

These commands have not been tested on Windows 8 or 8.1. Some of the commands may not be supported by Windows 8.x.

If you want to impress, use these commands at the command prompt, the run or search. The list does not include all the possible commands that are available.

Normally all most every program/application that is loaded on a windows machine can be executed from the Command Prompt (Terminal), the run or the search).

Besides impressing anyone, these commands are a real time saver.

Another benefit to knowing these command is that you can create batch files to automate tasks.

A batch file is: A batch file is a kind of script file in DOS, OS/2 and Windows. It consists of a series of commands to be executed by the command line interpreter, stored in a plain text file. A batch file may contain any command the interpreter accepts interactively and use constructs that enable conditional branching and looping within the batch file, such as “if”, “for”, “goto” and labels. The term “batch” is from batch processing, meaning “non-interactive execution”, though a batch file may not process a batch of multiple data. — Wikipedia

In the  coming weeks I’ll be preparing a series of short tutorial on some of the common windows commands and how to use them in a batch file.


Works on Win7,
Win10, command prompt and run prompt

Runs only from the Command window (terminal) Win7, Win10

Runs from the run prompt Win7 and Win10

Only Win10 command and Run

Only Win7 command and Run

Win7 run only

Win10 command (terminal) only

Wind10 command(terminal) search


Run Command Task
appwiz.cpl Access the Programs and Features window
azman Authorization
Manager
calc Calculator
certmgr Certificates
charmap Character Map
cleanmgr Disk Cleanup
cliconfg SQL Server Client Network Utility
cmd Command Prompt
colorcpl Color Management
comexp Component Services
compmgmt Computer Management
compmgmtlauncher Computer Management
computerdefaults Set Program Access and Computer Defaults
control Control Panel
credwiz Credential Backup and Restore Wizard
rundll32.exe keymgr.dll,
KRShowKeyMgr
Stored User Names and
Passwords
cttune ClearType Tuner
dccw Display Color Calibration
dcomcnfg Component Services
desk.cpl Access Screen Resolution page
devicepairingwizard Add a Device
devmgmt Device Manager
dfrgui Disk Defragmenter
dialer Phone Dialer
diskmgmt Disk Management
displayswitch Display Switch
dpapimig DPAPI Key
Migration Wizard
dpiscaling Display
dvdmaker* Windows DVD Maker
dxdiag DirectX Diagnostic Tool
eudcedit Private Character Editor
eventvwr Event Viewer
explorer Windows Explorer
firewall.cpl Access the Windows firewall
fsmgmt Shared Folders
fsquirt Bluetooth File Transfer
fxscover Fax Cover Page Editor
gettingstarted Getting Started
gpedit Local Group Policy Editor
hdwwiz Add Hardware Wizard
iexpress IExpress
Wizard
iscsicpl iSCSI Initiator Configuration TooliSCSI
Initiator Properties
inetmgr Internet
Information Services
(feature
has to be installed)
isoburn Windows Disc Image Burning Tool
lpksetup Language Pack Installer
lusrmgr Local Users and Groups
magnify Magnifier
main.cpl Access Mouse properties
mblctr Windows Mobility Center
mdsched Windows Memory Diagnostic Scheduler
Migwiz* Windows Easy Transfer
mip* Math Input Panel
mmc Microsoft Management Console
mobsync Sync Center
mrt Malicious Software Removal Tool
msconfig System Configuration
msdt Diagnostics
Troubleshooting Wizard
Microsoft
Support Diagnostic Tool
msinfo32 System
Information
mspaint Paint
msra Windows
Remote
Assistance
mstsc Remote
Desktop
Connection
napclcfg NAP
Client Configuration
narrator Narrator
ncpa.cpl Access
Network
Adapters
netplwiz Advanced
User
Accounts
notepad Notepad
odbcad32 ODBC
Data Source Administrator
odbcconf ODBC
Driver Configuration
optionalfeatures Windows
Features
osk On-Screen
Keyboard
perfmon Performance
Monitor
powercfg.cpl Access
Power
Option
powershell Windows
PowerShell
powershell_ise Windows
PowerShell
ISE
presentationsettings Presentation
Settings
printbrmui Printer
Migration
printmanagement Print
Management
printui Change
Printer
Settings,
Printer User Interface
psr Problem
Steps
Recorder
rasphone Remote
Access
Phonebook
recdisc Create
a System Repair Disc,
Windows Repair Disc
regedit Registry
Editor
rekeywiz Encrypting
File
System Wizard,
Manage Your File Encryption Certificates
resmon Resource
Monitor
rsop Resultant
Set
of Policy
rstrui System
Restore
sdclt Backup
and Restore
secpol Local
Security
Policy
services Services
shrpubw Create
A Shared Folder Wizard,
Share
Creation Wizard
sigverif File
Signature
Verification
slui Windows
Activation
Client
sndvol Volume
Mixer
snippingtool Snipping
Tool
soundrecorder Sound
Recorder
stikynot Sticky
Notes
sysdm.cpl Access
the System Properties
sysedit (This command doesn’t work in the 64-bit
version of Windows.)
System
Configuration
Editor
syskey Securing
the
Windows Account Database
systempropertiesadvanced System
Properties
(Advanced Tab)
systempropertiescomputername System
Properties
(Computer Name Tab)
systempropertiesdataexecutionprevention Change
Data Execution Prevention Settings,
Data
Execution Prevention
systempropertieshardware System
Properties
(Hardware Tab)
systempropertiesperformance Change
Computer
Performance Settings,
Performance Options
systempropertiesprotection System
Properties
(System Protection Tab)
systempropertiesremote System
Properties
(Remote Tab)
tabcal Digitizer
Calibration
Tool
tabtip* Tablet
PC Input Panel
taskmgr Task
Manager
taskschd Task
Scheduler
tpm Trusted
Platform
Module (TPM) Management
useraccountcontrolsettings User
Account
Control Settings
utilman Ease
of Access Center,
Utility Manager
verifier Driver
Verifier
Manager
wab* Windows
Contacts
wabmig* Import
to Windows Contacts
wbemtest WMI
Tester
wf Windows
Firewall
with Advanced Security
wfs Windows
Fax and Scan
wiaacmgr New
Scan Wizard,
Windows
Picture Acquisition Wizard
windowsanytimeupgraderesults Windows
Anytime
Upgrade Results
winhlp32 Windows
Help
and Support
winver About
Windows,
Version Reporter
Applet
wmimgmt WMI
Management
wmplayer Windows
Media
Player
write WordPad
wscript Windows
Script
Host
wscui.cpl Access
Windows
Action Center
wuapp Windows
Update
wusa Windows
Update
Standalone Installer
xpsrchvw XPS
Viewer
*these command are executed via run

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