Run Commands: Edit
appwiz.cpl - Add/ Remove Programs
wscui.cpl - Action Center/ Security Center Alerts
control admintools - Admin Tools
cmd - Command Prompt
compmgmt.msc - Computer Management
control - Control Panel
devmgmt.msc - Device Manager
firewall.cpl - Firewall Properties
control folders - Folder Properties
gpedit.msc - Group Policy Editor
powercfg.cpl - Power Settings
inetcpl.cpl - Internet Properties
secpol.msc - Local Security Settings
lusrmgr.msc - Local Users and Groups
mmc - Microsoft Management Console
ncpa.cpl - Network Connections
cleanmgr.exe - Disk Cleanup
mspaint - Paint
powercfg.cpl - Power Options
notepad - Notepad
regedit - Registry Editor
mstsc - Remote Desktop Connection
control schedtasks - Scheduled Tasks
msconfig - System Configuration Monitor
dxdiag - System Info
msinfo32 - System Info (my preference)
sysdm.cp - System Properties
Favorite Run Commands: Edit
1. mstsc - Used to remote to other machines inside and outside of your network. For a full list of switches, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753907.aspx.
mstsc /f - Enters a RDP session in full screen.
mstsc /admin- Enters a RDP session as a console session. Note this used to be mstsc /console. See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2007/12/17/changes-to-remote-administration-in-windows-server-2008.aspx for details.
2. compmgmt.msc - Computer Management - Used to many common tasks, works best if the computer is on a workgroup. It brings up Users and Computers (lusrmgr.msc), Device Manager (devmgmt.msc), Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc), Services (services.msc), and others. If the computer is on a domain, you will need to use the "Administrative Tools" on the DC to other tasks such as adding, deleting, or modifying users/ groups in AD (Active Directory).
3. resmon - Resource Monitor - Lets you see in real time what the status is of the CPU, Memory, Disk, and Network in more details that your common Task Manager (taskmgr).