Shortcut commands in Windows

•&& – Command Chaining

•%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\rcimlby.exe -LaunchRA – Remote Assistance (Windows XP)

•appwiz.cpl – Programs and Features (Formerly Known as “Add or Remove Programs”)

•appwiz.cpl @,2 – Turn Windows Features On and Off (Add/Remove Windows Components pane)

•arp – Displays and modifies the IP-to-Physical address translation tables used by address resolution protocol (ARP)

•at – Schedule tasks either locally or remotely without using Scheduled Tasks

•bootsect.exe – Updates the master boot code for hard disk partitions to switch between BOOTMGR and NTLDR

•cacls – Change Access Control List (ACL) permissions on a directory, its subcontents, or files

•calc – Calculator

•chkdsk – Check/Fix the disk surface for physical errors or bad sectors

•cipher – Displays or alters the encryption of directories [files] on NTFS partitions

•cleanmgr.exe – Disk Cleanup

•clip – Redirects output of command line tools to the Windows clipboard

•cls – clear the command line screen

•cmd /k – Run command with command extensions enabled

•color – Sets the default console foreground and background colors in console

• – Default Operating System Shell

•compmgmt.msc – Computer Management

•control.exe /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter – Network and Sharing Center

•control keyboard – Keyboard Properties

•control mouse(or main.cpl) – Mouse Properties

•control sysdm.cpl,@0,3 – Advanced Tab of the System Properties dialog

•control userpasswords2 – Opens the classic User Accounts dialog

•desk.cpl – opens the display properties

•devmgmt.msc – Device Manager

•diskmgmt.msc – Disk Management

•diskpart – Disk management from the command line

•dsa.msc – Opens active directory users and computers

•dsquery – Finds any objects in the directory according to criteria

•dxdiag – DirectX Diagnostic Tool

•eventvwr – Windows Event Log (Event Viewer)

•explorer . – Open explorer with the current folder selected.

•explorer /e, . – Open explorer, with folder tree, with current folder selected.

•F7 – View command history

•find – Searches for a text string in a file or files

•findstr – Find a string in a file

•firewall.cpl – Opens the Windows Firewall settings

•fsmgmt.msc – Shared Folders

•fsutil – Perform tasks related to FAT and NTFS file systems

•ftp – Transfers files to and from a computer running an FTP server service

•getmac – Shows the mac address(es) of your network adapter(s)

•gpedit.msc – Group Policy Editor

•gpresult – Displays the Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) information for a target user and computer

•httpcfg.exe – HTTP Configuration Utility

•iisreset – To restart IIS

•InetMgr.exe – Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager 7

•InetMgr6.exe – Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager 6

•intl.cpl – Regional and Language Options

•ipconfig – Internet protocol configuration

•lusrmgr.msc – Local Users and Groups Administrator

•msconfig – System Configuration

•notepad – Notepad? ;)

•mmsys.cpl – Sound/Recording/Playback properties

•mode – Configure system devices

•more – Displays one screen of output at a time

•mrt – Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

•mstsc.exe – Remote Desktop Connection

•nbstat – displays protocol statistics and current TCP/IP connections using NBT

•ncpa.cpl – Network Connections

•netsh – Display or modify the network configuration of a computer that is currently running

•netstat – Network Statistics

•net statistics – Check computer up time

•net stop – Stops a running service.

•net use – Connects a computer to or disconnects a computer from a shared resource, displays information about computer connections, or mounts a local share with different privileges (documentation)

•odbcad32.exe – ODBC Data Source Administrator

•pathping – A traceroute that collects detailed packet loss stats

•perfmon – Opens Reliability and Performance Monitor

•ping – Determine whether a remote computer is accessible over the network

•powercfg.cpl – Power management control panel applet

•qfecheck – Shows installed Hotfixes applied to the server/workstation.

•quser – Display information about user sessions on a terminal server

•qwinsta – See disconnected remote desktop sessions

•reg.exe – Console Registry Tool for Windows

•regedit – Registry Editor

•rasdial – Connects to a VPN or a dialup network

•robocopy – Backup/Restore/Copy large amounts of files reliably

•rsop.msc – Resultant Set of Policy (shows the combined effect of all group policies active on the current system/login)

•runas – Run specific tools and programs with different permissions than the user’s current logon provides

•sc – Manage anything you want to do with services.

•schtasks – Enables an administrator to create, delete, query, change, run and end scheduled tasks on a local or remote system.

•secpol.msc – Local Security Settings

•services.msc – Services control panel

•set – Displays, sets, or removes cmd.exe environment variables.

•set DIRCMD – Preset dir parameter in cmd.exe

•start – Starts a separate window to run a specified program or command

•start. – opens the current directory in the Windows Explorer.

•shutdown.exe – Shutdown or Reboot a local/remote machine

•subst.exe – Associates a path with a drive letter, including local drives

•systeminfo -Displays a comprehensive information about the system

•taskkill – terminate tasks by process id (PID) or image name

•tasklist.exe – List Processes on local or a remote machine

•taskmgr.exe – Task Manager

•telephon.cpl – Telephone and Modem properties

•timedate.cpl – Date and Time

•title – Change the title of the CMD window you have open

•tracert – Trace route

•whoami /all – Display Current User/Group/Privilege Information

•wmic – Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line

•winver.exe – Find Windows Version

•wscui.cpl – Windows Security Center

•wuauclt.exe – Windows Update AutoUpdate Client


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