SCCM and Windows Command Line Shortcut to Launch Control Panel Tools Applets via CPL files

Each tool or applet in Control Panel is represented by a .cpl file. We can launch the these tools either using .CPL file name from command prompt or commands similar to control /name <Name Of the Applet>. For example, to  launch the windows update applet from command prompt use “control /name Microsoft.WindowsUpdate” command. In this post, I’m going provide list of CPL files and commands through which we can directly launch control panel tools or applets. These commands .CPL files can be used for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 operating systems.  This list could be very useful in case if you want to use for scripting. This command line options are very helpful for the automation of ConfigMgr / SCCM scripts or Group policies.

Control smscfgrc – Command Line Shortcut to launch Configuration Manager SCCM Control Panel Applet

COnfigmgr

 

control SMSRAP – Command Line Shortcut to Launch Configuration Manager SCCM Run Advertised Programs (RAP) Canonical names of SCCM RAP

COnfigmgr RAP

 

control SMSPDM – Command Line Shortcut to launch Configuration Manager SCCM Program Download Manager (PDM) 

COnfigmgr PDM

AppWiz.cpl – Command Line  Shortcut for launching Add Remove Programs – Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features

appwiz-cpl

 

BthProps.cpl – Command Line Shortcut for launching Bluetooth Devices – Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Devices and Printers\Bluetooth Devices

bthprops-CPL

 

CollAb.cpl – Command Line Shortcut to change your profile picture via People Near Me (Only for Windows 7 and below)

collab-CPL

 DESK.cpl – Command Line Shortcut to change Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display\Screen Resolution 

 

DESK-CPL

 FireWall.cpl – Command Line Shortcut to change Windows FireWall settings – Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Firewall

FireWall-CPL

FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl – Command Line  Shortcut to Flash Player Settings Manager – It’s not working from Command prompt for me

FlashPlayerCPLApp-CPL

 HdwWiz.cpl – Command Line Shortcut for launching Device Manager

hdwwiz-CPL

 Igfxcpl.CPL – Command Line Shortcut to launch Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel 

igfxcpl-CPL

 Inetcpl.CPL – Command Line Shortcut to launch internet properties 

INETCPL-CPL

 Intl.CPL – Command Line Shortcut to launch Regional Setting – Region and Language Setting – Location, Keyboards etc..

intl-CPL

 Irprops.CPL – Command Line  Shortcut to launch Infrared Port Properties

Joy.cpl – Shortcut to launch Game Controllers – Joystick Properties

JOY-CPL

 Main.cpl – Command Line Shortcut to launch Mouse properties

Mouse-Properties

 MLCFG32.CPL – Command Line Shortcut to Launch Mail Setup – Outlook – It won’t work from command prompt as this CPL file is located at program files folder

MLCFG32-CPL

mmsys.CPL – Command Line Shortcut to launch Sound properties

mmsys-CPL

ncpa.CPL – Command Line Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network Connections – Shortcut to Network connections

NCPA-CPL

 powercfg.CPL – Command Line Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options – Shortcut to launch Power Plan Configuration

powercfg-cpl

RTSnMg64.CPL – Command Line Shortcut to launch Realtek Audio Manager

‘RTSnMg64.CPL‘ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

RTSnMg64-cpl

S32LUCP2.CPL – Command Line Shortcut to Launch Symantec Live Update Configuration – it won’t get launched from from Default command prompt

ERROR message ‘S32LUCP2.cpl’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

S32LUCP2-cpl

 sapi.CPL – Command Line Shortcut to launch Speech Properties  – it won’t get launched from from Default command prompt

ERROR message ‘sapi.cpl’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

SAPI-cpl

 sysdm.CPL – Shortcut to launch System Properties and change the computer name

SYSDM-cpl

TabletPC.cpl – Shortcut to launch Tablet PC -Pen, Touch, Handwriting and Flicks configurations

TabletPC-cpl

Telephon.CPL -Shortcut to launch Location Information and telephone configuration in OLD times :)

telephon-cpl

TimeDate.cpl – Shortcut to launch Time and Date, Additional Clocks, Internet Time Configurations

timedate-CPL

Wscui.cpl – Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Action Center – Shortcut to launch Action Center

wscui-CPL

 control /name Microsoft.BitLockerDriveEncryption – Shortcut to the configuration of BIT Locker Encryption

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\BitLocker Drive Encryption

Bit Locker Encryption

 control admintools – Shortcut to launch Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools 

Admin Tools

control /name Microsoft.AutoPlay – Shortcut to launch Auto Play – Choose what happens when you insert each type of media or device – Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\AutoPlay

AutoPlay

 control /name Microsoft.ColorManagement – Shortcut to launch color Management

Color Management

control /name Microsoft.CredentialManager – Shortcut to launch Credential Manager – This view and delete your logon information. – Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Credential Manager

Credential Manager

control /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms – Shortcut to Launch Default program – Choose the default programs which is used by Windows – Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs

Default Programs

 control printers – Shortcut to launch printers – Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Devices and Printers

Printers

control schedtasks – Shortcut to launch Task Scheduler

Task Sheduler

control /name Microsoft.WindowsUpdate – Shortcut Launch  Windows Update – Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Update

Windows Update

control userpasswords – Shortcut to launch User Account management – Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts

User Account

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