Anyone got a list

  john bunyan 13:28 29 Dec 2009

of things you can type in the "run" section of XP or its replacement in W7? I regularly use msconfig, eventvwr, services.msc etc but would like a longer list with what they do. Is there an index for this?

  VoG II 13:34 29 Dec 2009

Accessibility Controls = access.cpl
Accessibility Wizard = accwiz
Add Hardware Wizard = hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs = appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools = control admintools
Adobe Acrobat (if installed) = acrobat
Adobe Designer (if installed) = acrodist
Adobe Distiller (if installed) = acrodist
Adobe ImageReady (if installed) = imageready
Adobe Photoshop (if installed) = photoshop
Automatic Updates = wuaucpl.cpl
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard = fsquirt
Calculator = calc
Certificate Manager = certmgr.msc
Character Map = charmap
Check Disk Utility = chkdsk
Clipboard Viewer = clipbrd
Command Prompt = cmd
Component Services = dcomcnfg
Computer Management = compmgmt.msc
Control Panel control =
Date and Time Properties = timedate.cpl
DDE Shares = ddeshare
Device Manager = devmgmt.msc
Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)* = directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooter = dxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utility = cleanmgr
Disk Defragment = dfrg.msc
Disk Management = diskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Manager = diskpart
Display Properties = control desktop
Display Properties = desk.cpl
Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected) = control color
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility = drwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utility = verifier
Event Viewer = eventvwr.msc
Files and Settings Transfer Tool = migwiz
File Signature Verification Tool = sigverif
Findfast = findfast.cpl
Firefox (if installed) = firefox
Folders Properties = control folders
Fonts control = fonts
Fonts Folder = fonts
Free Cell Card Game = freecell
Game Controllers = joy.cpl
Group Policy Editor (XP Prof) = gpedit.msc
Hearts Card Game = mshearts
Help and Support = helpctr
HyperTerminal = hypertrm
Iexpress Wizard = iexpress
Indexing Service = ciadv.msc
Internet Connection Wizard = icwconn1
Internet Explorer = iexplore
Internet Properties = inetcpl.cpl
Internet Setup Wizard = inetwiz
IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration) = ipconfig /all
IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents) = ipconfig /displaydns
IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents) = ipconfig /flushdns
IP Configuration (Release All Connections) = ipconfig /release
IP Configuration (Renew All Connections) = ipconfig /renew
IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS) = ipconfig /registerdns
IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID) = ipconfig /showclassid
IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID) = ipconfig /setclassid
Java Control Panel (If Installed) = jpicpl32.cpl
Java Control Panel (If Installed) = javaws
Keyboard Properties = control keyboard
Local Security Settings = secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups = lusrmgr.msc
Logs You Out Of Windows = logoff
Malicious Software Removal Tool = mrt
Microsoft Access (if installed) = access.cpl
Microsoft Chat = winchat
Microsoft Excel (if installed) = excel
Microsoft Frontpage (if installed) = frontpg
Microsoft Movie Maker = moviemk
Microsoft Paint mspaint
Microsoft Powerpoint (if installed) = powerpnt
Microsoft Word (if installed) = winword
Microsoft Syncronization Tool = mobsync
Minesweeper Game = winmine
Mouse Properties = control mouse
Mouse Properties = main.cpl
Nero (if installed) = nero
Netmeeting = conf
Network Connections control = netconnections
Network Connections = ncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizard = netsetup.cpl
Notepad = notepad
Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed) = nvtuicpl.cpl
Object Packager = packager
ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbccp32.cpl
On Screen Keyboard = osk
Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed) = ac3filter.cpl
Outlook Express = msimn

  VoG II 13:34 29 Dec 2009

Paint = pbrush
Password Properties = password.cpl
Performance Monitor = perfmon.msc
Performance Monitor = perfmon
Phone and Modem Options = telephon.cpl
Phone Dialer = dialer
Pinball Game = pinball
Power Configuration = powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes = control printers
Printers Folder = printers
Private Character Editor = eudcedit
Quicktime (If Installed) = QuickTime.cpl
Quicktime Player (if installed) = quicktimeplayer
Real Player (if installed) = realplay
Regional Settings = intl.cpl
Registry Editor = regedit
Registry Editor = regedit32
Remote Access Phonebook = rasphone
Remote Desktop = mstsc
Removable Storage = ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests = ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) = rsop.msc
Scanners and Cameras = sticpl.cpl
Scheduled Tasks = control schedtasks
Security Center = wscui.cpl
Services = services.msc
Shared Folders = fsmgmt.msc
Shuts Down Windows = shutdown
Sounds and Audio = mmsys.cpl
Spider Solitare Card Game = spider
SQL Client Configuration = cliconfg
System Configuration Editor = sysedit
System Configuration Utility = msconfig
System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) = sfc /scannow
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot) = sfc /scanonce
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) = sfc /scanboot
System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting) = sfc /revert
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) = sfc /purgecache
System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x) = sfc /cachesize=x
System Information = msinfo32
System Properties = sysdm.cpl
Task Manager = taskmgr
TCP Tester = tcptest
Telnet Client = telnet
Tweak UI (if installed) = tweakui
User Account Management = nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager = utilman
Windows Address Book = wab
Windows Address Book Import Utility = wabmig
Windows Backup Utility (if installed) = ntbackup
Windows Explorer = explorer
Windows Firewall = firewall.cpl
Windows Magnifier = magnify
Windows Management Infrastructure = wmimgmt.msc
Windows Media Player = wmplayer
Windows Messenger = msmsgs
Windows Picture Import Wizard (need camera connected) = wiaacmgr
Windows System Security Tool = syskey
Windows Update Launches = wupdmgr
Windows Version (to show which version of windows) = winver
Windows XP Tour Wizard = tourstart
Wordpad = write

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:43 29 Dec 2009

Control Panel (CONTROL.EXE)
Control Panel:
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL

Accessability Options (ACCESS.CPL)
Accessability Properties (Keyboard):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL access.cpl,,1
Accessability Properties (Sound):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL access.cpl,,2
Accessability Properties (Display):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL access.cpl,,3
Accessability Properties (Mouse):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL access.cpl,,4
Accessability Properties (General):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL access.cpl,,5

Add/Remove Programs (APPWIZ.CPL)
Add/Remove Programs Properties (Install/Uninstall):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,1
Add/Remove Programs Properties (Windows Setup):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,2
Add/Remove Programs Properties (Startup Disk):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,3

Display Options (DESK.CPL)
Display Properties (Background):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0
Display Properties (Screen Saver):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,1
Display Properties (Appearance):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,2
Display Properties (Settings):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,3

Regional Settings (INTL.CPL)
Regional Settings Properties (Regional Settings):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,,0
Regional Settings Properties (Number):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,,1
Regional Settings Properties (Currency):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,,2
Regional Settings Properties (Time):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,,3
Regional Settings Properties (Date):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,,4

Joystick Options (JOY.CPL)
Joystick Properties (Joystick):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL joy.cpl

'puts the new shortcut in the location specified by %1
rundll32.exe AppWiz.Cpl,NewLinkHere %1

Install New Hardware Wizard:
rundll32.exe sysdm.cpl,InstallDevice_RunDLL

Add Printer Wizard:
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL AddPrinter

Dial-up Networking Wizard
rundll32.exe rnaui.dll,RnaWizard

Open a Scrap Document:
rundll32.exe shscrap.dll,OpenScrap_RunDLL /r /x %1

Create a Briefcase:
rundll32.exe syncui.dll,Briefcase_Create

View Printers:
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL PrintersFolder

View Fonts:
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL FontsFolder

Pick a Time Zone Dialog:
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl,,/f

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:43 29 Dec 2009

Mouse/Keyboard/Printers/Fonts Options (MAIN.CPL)
Mouse Properties:
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl @0
Keyboard Properties:
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl @1
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl @2
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl @3

Mail and Fax Options (MLCFG32.CPL)
Microsoft Exchange Profiles (General):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mlcfg32.cpl

Multimedia/Sounds Options (MMSYS.CPL)
Multimedia Properties (Audio):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,0
Multimedia Properties (Video):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,1
Multimedia Properties (MIDI):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,2
Multimedia Properties (CD Music):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,3
Multimedia Properties (Advanced):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,4
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Sounds Properties:
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl @1

Modem Options (MODEM.CPL)
Modem Properties (General):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL modem.cpl

Network Options (NETCPL.CPL)
Network (Configuration):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL netcpl.cpl

Password Options (PASSWORD.CPL)
Password Properties (Change Passwords):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL password.cpl

System/Add New Hardware Options (SYSDM.CPL)
System Properties (General):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,0
System Properties (Device Manager):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,1
System Properties (Hardware Profiles):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,2
System Properties (Performance):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,3
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Add New Hardware Wizard:
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl @1

Date and Time Options (TIMEDATE.CPL)
Date/Time Properties:
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl

Microsoft Mail Postoffice Options (WGPOCPL.CPL)
Microsoft Workgroup Postoffice Admin:
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL wgpocpl.cpl

Open With (File Associations):
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL d:\path\filename.ext

Run Diskcopy Dialog:
rundll32 diskcopy.dll,DiskCopyRunDll

Create New Shortcut Wizard:

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:46 29 Dec 2009

calc Opens calculator
cmd Opens command prompt window
explorer Opens Windows explorer
magnify Screen magnifier accessory
msconfig System Configuration Utility
mshearts Opens Hearts game
msinfo32 System Information applet
mspaint Opens graphics accessory Paint
notepad Notepad accessory
regedit Registry editor
sol Opens Classical Solitaire game

certmgr.msc manages certificates involved in security

ciadv.msc manages the Indexing Service

compmgmt.msc Computer Management Console. It contains a number of the other consoles as snap-ins

devmgmt.msc Device Manager

dfrg.msc Disk Defragmenter. More discussion here

diskmgmt.msc Disk Management. More discussion here

eventvwr.msc Event Viewer for managing system logs

fsmgmt.msc Shared Folder Management

gpedit.msc Group Policy Editor

lusrmgr.msc Local Users and Groups Manager

ntmsmgr.msc Removable Storage Manager

ntmsoprq.msc Removable Storage Operator Requests

perfmon.msc System Performance Monitor

rsop.msc Resultant Set of Policy. For system administrators

secpol.msc Security Policy.

services.msc Manages the many services involved in Windows and also installed software.

wmimgmt.msc Windows Management Instrumentation Service

  VoG II 13:51 29 Dec 2009

Type into the Run box

%windir%\hh.exe ms-its:C:\WINDOWS\Help\ntcmds.chm::/ntcmds.htm

  john bunyan 13:42 30 Dec 2009

- reminds me of good old DOS days.I will prnt off
VoG™ 's and Fruit Bat /\0/\ 's list for future reference - maybe FE might consider their list as basis for an article in PCA? Thanks to all and a Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!JB

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