Shortcuts to microsoft management consoles & control panel snap-ins.

There are lots of ways to shortcut when working in windows. One easy way is to just run the mmc or control panel snapin directly.

These are some of the ones I use the most, and below a long list of them.

Shortcut Name Description
adsiedit.msc ADSI Edit Graphical Low level Active Directory Management
appwiz.cpl Programs and Features Add Remove programs and windows features.
dsa.msc Active Directory Users and Computers
eventvwr.msc Event viewer
ncpa.cpl Network Connections

Shortcut Name Description
AdRmsAdmin.msc Active Directory Rights Managment Services Administration
adsiedit.msc ADSI Edit Graphical Low level Active Directory Management
appwiz.cpl Programs and Features Add Remove programs and windows features.
azman.msc Authorization Manager
bthprops.cpl Bluetooth Properties
certlm.msc Certificates – Local Computer Manage the certificates of the local computer
certmgr.msc Certificates – Local Users Manage the certificates of the local user.
certsrv.msc Active Directory Certificate Services
certtmpl.msc Certificates Templates Console
CluAdmin.msc Failover Cluster Manager
comexp.msc Component Services
compmgmt.msc Computer Management
desk.cpl Screen Resolution Manage desktop size
devmgmt.msc Device Manager same as hdwwiz.cpl
dfsmgmt.msc DFS Managment
dhcpmgmt.msc DHCP Management
diskmgmt.msc Disk Management
dnsmgmt.msc DNS Management
domain.msc Active Directory Domains and Trusts
dsa.msc Active Directory Users and Computers
dssite.msc Active Directory Sites and Services
eventvwr.msc Event viewer
Firewall.cpl Windows Firewall
fsmgmt.msc Shared Folders
fsrm.msc File Server Resource Manager
fxsadmin.msc Microsoft Fax Service Manager
gpedit.msc Local Group Policy Editor
gpmc.msc Group Policy Management Console
gpme.msc Group Policy Management Editor
gptedit.msc Group Policy Starter GPO Editor
hdwwiz.cpl Device Manager same as devmgmt.msc
inetcpl.cpl Internet Controlpanel
intl.cpl Regional settings
joy.cpl Game Controllers
lsdiag.msc Remote Desktop Licensing Diagnoser
lusrmgr.msc Local Users and Groups
main.cpl Mouse Properties
Microsoft.IdentityServer.msc AD FS Managment
mmsys.cpl Sound Settings (Multimedia)
napclcfg.msc NAP Client Configuration
ncpa.cpl Network Connections
nfsmgmt.msc NFS Management
ocsp.msc Online Responder Configuration
perfmon.msc Performance Monitor
pkiview.msc PKI View Helps to understand certificates
powercfg.cpl Power Options
printmanagement.msc Print Management
remoteprograms.msc RemoteApp Manager
rrasmgmt.msc Routing and Remote Access
rsop.msc Resultant set of Policy
sbmgr.msc Remote Desktop Connection Manager
secpol.msc Local Security Policy can also be configured via gpedit.msc
ServerManager.msc Server Manager
services.msc Services Inspect services start and stop them.
StorageMgmt.msc Share and Storage Maagement
StorExpl.msc Storage Explorer
sysdm.cpl System Properties
TabletPC.cpl Pen and Touch
tapimgmt.msc Telephony
taskschd.msc Task Scheduler
telephon.cpl Phone and Modem
timedate.cpl Date and Time
tpm.msc Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Management
tsadmin.msc Remove Desktop Services Manager
tsconfig.msc Remove Desktop Session Host Configuration
tsgateway.msc Manage RD Gateway Servers
tsmmc.msc Remote Desktops
wbadmin.msc Windows Server Backup
WdsMgmt.msc Windows Deployment Services
WF.msc Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
winsmgmt.msc WINS Management
virtmgmt.msc Hyper-V Manager
WmiMgmt.msc WMI Managment
wscui.cpl Windows Action Center
WSRM.msc Windows System Resource Manager



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