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.



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




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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