Launching Control Panel Apps from the Command Line

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How to launch Control Panel apps from the command line

In a previous tip I listed the .msc files for different admin tools so you could easily access them from the command line if needed. This can be particularly useful if you normally log on to your admin workstation using a limited account and use Runas to perform admin tasks.

You can also launch Control Panel apps from the command line, and here’s a list of .cpl files for your reference that you can print out and paste on the wall beside your workstation until you’ve memoried the ones you use most commonly:

Accessibility Options
access.cpl

Add/Remove Programs
appwiz.cpl

Add Hardware Wizard
hdwwiz.cpl

Automatic Updates
wuaucpl.cpl

Bluetooth Properties
bthprops.cpl

Display Properties
desk.cpl

Firewall Properties
firewall.cpl

Game Controllers
joy.cpl

Internet Options
inetcpl.cpl

iSCSI Initiator
iscsicpl.cpl

Java Control Panel
jpicpl32.cpl

Licensing Mode
liccpa.cpl

Mouse Properties
main.cpl

Network Connections
ncpa.cpl

Network Setup Wizard
netsetup.cpl

ODBC Properties
odbccp32.cpl

Power Options
powercfg.cpl

Regional and Language Options
intl.cpl

Sound and Audio Devices
mmsys.cpl

Stored Passwords
keymgr.cpl

System Properties
sysdm.cpl

Telephone and Modem Properties
telephon.cpl

Time and Date Settings
timedate.cpl

User Accounts nusrmgr.cpl

Windows Security Center
wscui.cpl

Wireless Link
irprops.cpl ')}

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