Launch Admin Tools from the Command Line

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 7 Feb. 2006 / Last Updated on 7 Feb. 2006]

This list of .msc files will help you run admin tools from the command line.

Most admin tools in Windows Server 2003 are MMC consoles you can access from the Start menu. But you can also open these console from the command line if you know their .msc filenames. This can be especially useful if you log on to your admin workstation using a limited privilege account and use Runas to perform admin tasks. For reference, here's a list of admin tools with their associated .msc files. You can print this out and tape it on the wall beside your workstation until you memorize the ones you use most commonly.

AD Domains and Trusts
 domain.msc
 
Active Directory Management
 admgmt.msc
 
AD Sites and Serrvices
 dssite.msc
 
AD Users and COmputers
 dsa.msc
 
ADSI Edit
 adsiedit.msc
 
Authorization manager
 azman.msc
 
Certification Authority Management
 certsrv.msc
 
Certificate Templates
 certtmpl.msc
 
Cluster Administrator
 cluadmin.exe
 
Computer Management
 compmgmt.msc
 
Component Services
 comexp.msc
 
Configure Your Server
 cys.exe
 
Device Manager
 devmgmt.msc
 
DHCP Managment
 dhcpmgmt.msc
 
Disk Defragmenter
 dfrg.msc
 
Disk Manager
 diskmgmt.msc
 
Distributed File System
 dfsgui.msc
 
DNS Managment
 dnsmgmt.msc
 
Event Viewer
 eventvwr.msc
 
Indexing Service Management
 ciadv.msc
 
IP Address Manage
 ipaddrmgmt.msc
 
Licensing Manager
 llsmgr.exe
 
Local Certificates Management
 certmgr.msc
 
Local Group Policy Editor
 gpedit.msc
 
Local Security Settings Manager
 secpol.msc
 
Local Users and Groups Manager
 lusrmgr.msc
 
Network Load balancing
 nlbmgr.exe
 
Performance Montior
 perfmon.msc
 
PKI Viewer
 pkiview.msc
 
Public Key Managment
 pkmgmt.msc
 
QoS Control Management
 acssnap.msc
 
Remote Desktops
 tsmmc.msc
 
Remote Storage Administration
 rsadmin.msc
 
Removable Storage
 ntmsmgr.msc
 
Removalbe Storage Operator Requests
 ntmsoprq.msc
 
Routing and Remote Access Manager
 rrasmgmt.msc
 
Resultant Set of Policy
 rsop.msc
 
Schema management
 schmmgmt.msc
 
Services Management
 services.msc
 
Shared Folders
 fsmgmt.msc
 
SID Security Migration
 sidwalk.msc
 
Telephony Management
 tapimgmt.msc
 
Terminal Server Configuration
 tscc.msc
 
Terminal Server Licensing
 licmgr.exe
 
Terminal Server Manager
 tsadmin.exe
 
UDDI Services Managment
 uddi.msc
 
Windows Mangement Instumentation
 wmimgmt.msc
 
WINS Server manager
 winsmgmt.msc
 
Cheers,
Mitch Tulloch
www.mtit.com/mitch/

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