In tip 0258, I listed the typical Control Panel applets for a Windows NT 4.0 system.

In tip 2667, I detailed the execution of Control Panel applets for a typical Windows 2000 system.

You can also run Control Panel applets using Control.exe, on both systems, using the following syntax:

Control c:\winnt\system32\<applet.cpl>\[,function\]

NOTE: The function is only required when an applet provides multiple functions.

Here are the typical commands for Windows NT 4.0, but you can easily see what works in Windows 2000, from the previous tips:

   Control c:\winnt\system32\telephon.cpl,Telephony                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\ups.cpl,UPS                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\telephon.cpl,Telephony                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\srvmgr.cpl,Server                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\srvmgr.cpl,Services                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\srvmgr.cpl,Devices                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\ncpa.cpl,Network                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\main.cpl,Mouse                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\main.cpl,Keyboard                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\main.cpl,Printers                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\main.cpl,Fonts                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\odbccp32.cpl,ODBC                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\console.cpl,Console                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\appwiz.cpl,Add/Remove Programs                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\access.cpl,Accessibility Options                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\inetcpl.cpl,Internet                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\DESK.CPL,Display                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\DEVAPPS.CPL,PC Card (PCMCIA)                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\DEVAPPS.CPL,SCSI Adapters                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\DEVAPPS.CPL,Tape Devices                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\INTL.CPL,Regional Settings                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\MMSYS.CPL,Multimedia                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\MMSYS.CPL,Sounds                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\MODEM.CPL,Modems                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\PORTS.CPL,Ports                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\SYSDM.CPL,System                                 Control c:\winnt\system32\TIMEDATE.CPL,Date/Time