II. Approach

  1. Run Command prompt can be opened with WIN-R (or WIN-X on windows 8+)
  2. Pressing the Windows button, brings up a search box that will also recognize commands
  3. Commands are case insensitive (but pascal case is used below for easier recognition)
  4. Powershell accepts any of these commands
    1. Some commands with parameters may require to run command in quotes with IEX
    2. Example: IEX "shutdown -r"

III. Technique: Accessories

  1. Calc
    1. Calculator
  2. CharMap
    1. Character Map
  3. Notepad
    1. Notepad Application

IV. Technique: Audio and Video

  1. Desk.cpl
    1. Display properties
  2. MmSys.cpl
    1. Sounds and Audio

V. Technique: Command prompt

  1. Cmd
    1. Command window, dos prompt
  2. Powershell
    1. Powershell command window

VI. Technqiue: Files and Folders

  1. Explorer
    1. Open File Explorer

VII. Technique: Remote Connections

  1. MsTsc
    1. Remote Desktop Connection
  2. TelNet
    1. Telnet Client

VIII. Technique: System Settings and Start-Up

  1. RegEdit
    1. Registry Editor
  2. MsConfig
    1. System Configuration Utility

IX. Technique: System Administration

  1. AppWiz.cpl
    1. Add or remove programs
  2. CompMgMt.msc
    1. Computer Management
  3. Control
    1. Control Panel
    2. Control AdminTools
      1. Administration Tools
    3. Control NetConnections
      1. Network Connections
    4. Control Printers
      1. Printers and Faxes
  4. HdwWiz.cpl
    1. Device Manager
  5. EventVwr.msc
    1. Event Viewer
  6. GpEdit.msc
    1. Local Group Policy Editor
  7. InetMgr
    1. Internet Information Services (IIS)
  8. MsInfo32
    1. System Information
  9. SysDm.cpl
    1. System properties (computer name, hardware, remote and environment variables)
  10. TaskMgr
    1. Task manager
  11. WinVer
    1. Windows version dialog

X. Technique: Shutdown Windows

  1. ShutDown -r
    1. Restart Windows
  2. ShutDown -s
    1. Shut down Windows (without restart)
  3. ShutDown -l
    1. Logs off windows
  4. ShutDown -i
    1. Brings up dialog with shutdown options
  5. ShutDown -a
    1. Aborts prior shutdown command
  6. ShutDown -t XX
    1. Shutsdown Windows in XX number of seconds
    2. Can be used in combination with the other options (e.g. -r, -s, -l)

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