How to launch control panel items or objects from a RUN or CMD line.

On June 10, 2011, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Sometimes it is just simpler to run from CMD line control panel objects. It is even easier to get a user who does not have the menu items available to hand them a “RUN” CMD to open the correct control panel object you need them to. Below is a list of all the control panel objects just type the CMD in the RUN or DOS windows and you place a user right where you need them.

Accessibility Options

Add/Remove Programs

Add Hardware Wizard

Automatic Updates
Bluetooth Properties
Display Properties
Firewall Properties
Game Controllers
Internet Options

iSCSI Initiator
Java Control Panel
Licensing Mode
Mouse Properties
Network Connections

Network Setup Wizard
ODBC Properties
Power Options
Regional and Language Options
Sound and Audio Devices

Stored Passwords

System Properties
Telephone and Modem Properties

Time and Date Settings
User Accounts
Windows Security Center

Wireless Link


This works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows server 2003 a/ R2 and Windows Server 2008 / R2

1 Response » to “How to launch control panel items or objects from a RUN or CMD line.”

  1. Fabrice Blanchet says:

    NOTE that ISCSI initiator is not iscsicpl.cpl but iscsicpl.exe on Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2

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