Opening the Control Panel via Command Line / Run – Win 2008

 In Windows

Hi All

I have a Windows Server which is tied down, so that the control panel is not visible. I therefore needed to work out how to open it up, via a command. It was dead simple, after doing some digging around.


Goto start and then run – alternatively hit “Windows Key” + R

type “control panel” in the run box

Very simple indeed.

There are lots of .cpl calls you can make, to the various options within the control panel, such as


sysdm.cpl – for the system properties

ncpa.cpl – for the network control centre

desk.cpl – for display stuff

But to get directly to the whole control panel, is done from RUN using “control panel”

all the best


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