A .cpl file represents each tool or applet in Control Panel. We can launch these tools either using.CPL file name from command prompt or commands similar to control /name <Name Of the Applet>. More details on SCCM Shortcut Commands Pro Tips.
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For example, to launch the windows update applet from the command prompt use the “control /name Microsoft.WindowsUpdate” command. More details – SCCM Shortcut Commands along with more Windows.
In this post, I will provide a list of CPL files and commands through which we can directly launch control panel tools or applets (SCCM Shortcut Commands). These commands. CPL files can be used for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 operating systems.
This list could be very useful if you want to use it for scripting. These command-line options are very helpful for the automation of ConfigMgr / SCCM scripts or Group policies.
SCCM Shortcuts (ConfigMgr Shortcut Commands)
Control smscfgrc – Command Line Shortcut to launch Configuration Manager SCCM Control Panel Applet
control SMSRAP – Command Line Shortcut to Launch Configuration Manager SCCM Run Advertised Programs (RAP) Canonical names of SCCM RAP
control SMSPDM – Command Line Shortcut to launch Configuration Manager SCCM Program Download Manager (PDM)
Easy Access “Run” Commands for SCCM professionals . SCCM ConfigMgr commands from RUN menu of Windows.
NOTE! – Some of the following commands are not available for SCCM Current Branch.
Client ConfigMgr console Properties
Run Advertised Program (x64 & x86)
Task Sequence Progress Bar (x64 & x86)
SMS Agent Host Restart (x64 & x86)
SCCM (ConfigMgr) Client Repair
Set oCPAppletMgr = CreateObject("CPApplet.CPAppletMgr")
Set oClientActions = oCPAppletMgr.GetClientActions()
For Each oClientAction In oClientActions
If oClientAction.Name = "Request & Evaluate Machine Policy" Then oClientAction.PerformAction
function repairclient([String] $strComputer)
$SMSCli = [wmiclass] "\\$strComputer\root\ccm:sms_client"
AppWiz.cpl – Command Line Shortcut for launching Add Remove Programs – Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features. SCCM Shortcut Commands.
BthProps.cpl – Command Line Shortcut for launching Bluetooth Devices – Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Devices and Printers\Bluetooth Devices
CollAb.cpl – Command Line Shortcut to change your profile picture via People Near Me (Only for Windows 7 and below)
DESK.cpl – Command Line Shortcut to change Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display\Screen Resolution
FireWall.cpl – Command Line Shortcut to change Windows Firewall settings – Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Firewall
FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl – Command Line Shortcut to Flash Player Settings Manager – It’s not working from the Command prompt for me
HdwWiz.cpl – Command Line Shortcut for launching Device Manager
Igfxcpl.CPL – Command Line Shortcut to launch Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel
Inetcpl.CPL – Command Line Shortcut to launch internet properties
Intl.CPL – Command Line Shortcut to launch Regional Setting – Region and Language Setting – Location, Keyboards, etc.
Irprops.CPL – Command Line Shortcut to launch Infrared Port PropertiesJoy.cpl – Shortcut to launch Game Controllers – Joystick Properties
Main.cpl – Command Line Shortcut to launch Mouse properties
MLCFG32.CPL – Command Line Shortcut to Launch Mail Setup – Outlook – It won’t work from the command prompt as this CPL file is located in the program files folder
mmsys.CPL – Command Line Shortcut to launch Sound properties
ncpa.CPL – Command Line Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network Connections – Shortcut to Network connections
powercfg.CPL – Command Line Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options – Shortcut to launch Power Plan Configuration
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.
S32LUCP2.CPL – Command Line Shortcut to Launch Symantec Live Update Configuration – it won’t get launched from the Default command prompt
ERROR message ‘S32LUCP2.cpl’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file.
sapi.CPL – Command Line Shortcut to launch Speech Properties – it won’t get launched from the Default command prompt
ERROR message ‘sapi.cpl’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file.
sysdm.CPL – Shortcut to launch System Properties and change the computer name
TabletPC.cpl – Shortcut to launch Tablet PC -Pen, Touch, Handwriting, and Flicks configurations. More SCCM Shortcut Commands above?
Telephon.CPL -Shortcut to launch Location Information and telephone configuration in OLD times 🙂
TimeDate.cpl – Shortcut to launch Time and Date, Additional Clocks, Internet Time Configurations
Wscui.cpl – Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Action Center – Shortcut to launch Action Center
control /name Microsoft.BitLockerDriveEncryption – Shortcut to the configuration of BIT Locker Encryption
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\BitLocker Drive Encryption
control admintools – Shortcut to launch Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative 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. More SCCM Shortcut Commands above??
control /name Microsoft.ColorManagement – Shortcut to launch color Management
control /name Microsoft.CredentialManager – Shortcut to launch Credential Manager – This view and delete your login information. – Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\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
control printers – Shortcut to launch printers – Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Devices and Printers
control schedtasks – Shortcut to launch Task Scheduler
control /name Microsoft.WindowsUpdate – Shortcut Launch Windows Update – Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Update
control user passwords – Shortcut to launch User Account management – Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts. More SCCM Shortcut Commands above??
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