Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Control Panel Applets Via Command Line

Being a UNIX guy I like to live on the wild side and launch my programs from a command prompt. Here are the commands to launch all the Control Panel applets. Note that this applies to Windows 7 and newer. The commands with a .cpl extension will also work in Windows XP.

Control Panel Applet
Action Center
control /name Microsoft.ActionCenter
control wscui.cpl
Add Features to Windows 8
control /name Microsoft.WindowsAnytimeUpgrade
Administrative Tools
control /name Microsoft.AdministrativeTools
control admintools
control /name Microsoft.AutoPlay
Biometric Devices
control /name Microsoft.BiometricDevices
BitLocker Drive Encryption
control /name Microsoft.BitLockerDriveEncryption
Bluetooth Devices
control bthprops.cpl
Color Management
control /name Microsoft.ColorManagement
Credential Manager
control /name Microsoft.CredentialManager
Date and Time
control /name Microsoft.DateAndTime
control timedate.cpl
control date/time
Default Programs
control /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms
Device Manager
control /name Microsoft.DeviceManager
control hdwwiz.cpl
Devices and Printers
control /name Microsoft.DevicesAndPrinters
control printers
control /name Microsoft.Display
Ease of Access Center
control /name Microsoft.EaseOfAccessCenter
control access.cpl
Family Safety
control /name Microsoft.ParentalControls
File History
control /name Microsoft.FileHistory
Flash Player Settings Manager
control flashplayercplapp.cpl
Folder Options
control /name Microsoft.FolderOptions
control folders
control /name Microsoft.Fonts
control fonts
Game Controllers
control /name Microsoft.GameControllers
control joy.cpl
Get Programs
control /name Microsoft.GetPrograms
Home Group
control /name Microsoft.HomeGroup
Indexing Options
control /name Microsoft.IndexingOptions
control /name Microsoft.Infrared
control irprops.cpl
control /name Microsoft.InfraredOptions
Internet Options
control /name Microsoft.InternetOptions
control inetcpl.cpl
iSCSI Initiator
control /name Microsoft.iSCSIInitiator
control /name Microsoft.Keyboard
control keyboard
control /name Microsoft.Language
Location Settings
control /name Microsoft.LocationSettings
control mlcfg32.cpl
control /name Microsoft.Mouse
control main.cpl
control mouse
Network and Sharing Center
control /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter
Network Connections
control ncpa.cpl
control netconnections
Network Setup Wizard
control netsetup.cpl
Notification Area Icons
control /name Microsoft.NotificationAreaIcons
Offline Files
control /name Microsoft.OfflineFiles
Pen and Touch
control /name Microsoft.PenAndTouch
control tabletpc.cpl
Performance Information and Tools
control /name Microsoft.PerformanceInformationAndTools
control /name Microsoft.Personalization
control desktop
Phone and Modem
control /name Microsoft.PhoneAndModem
control telephon.cpl
Power Options
control /name Microsoft.PowerOptions
control powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes
control printers
Programs and Features
control /name Microsoft.ProgramsAndFeatures
control appwiz.cpl
control /name Microsoft.Recovery
control /name Microsoft.RegionAndLanguage
control intl.cpl
control international
RemoteApp and Desktop Connections
control /name Microsoft.RemoteAppAndDesktopConnections
Scanners and Cameras
control /name Microsoft.ScannersAndCameras
Screen Resolution
control desk.cpl
control /name Microsoft.Sound
control mmsys.cpl
Speech Recognition
control /name Microsoft.SpeechRecognition
Storage Spaces
control /name Microsoft.StorageSpaces
Sync Center
control /name Microsoft.SyncCenter
control /name Microsoft.System
System Properties
control sysdm.cpl
Tablet PC Settings
control /name Microsoft.TabletPCSettings
Task Scheduler
control schedtasks
control /name Microsoft.Taskbar
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL
Taskbar and Start Menu
control /name Microsoft.TaskbarAndStartMenu
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL
Text to Speech
control /name Microsoft.TextToSpeech
control /name Microsoft.Troubleshooting
User Accounts
control /name Microsoft.UserAccounts
control userpasswords
Windows 7 File Recovery
control /name Microsoft.BackupAndRestore
Windows Anytime Upgrade
control /name Microsoft.WindowsAnytimeUpgrade
Windows CardSpace
control /name Microsoft.CardSpace
control infocardcpl.cpl
Windows Defender
control /name Microsoft.WindowsDefender
Windows Firewall
control /name Microsoft.WindowsFirewall
control firewall.cpl
Windows Mobility Center
control /name Microsoft.MobilityCenter
Windows Sidebar Properties
control /name Microsoft.WindowsSidebarProperties
Windows SideShow
control /name Microsoft.WindowsSideShow
Windows Update
control /name Microsoft.WindowsUpdate