Control Applets – Run at commandline or call in batch file


Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows XP Control Applets can be started from
Start/Run, from Shortcuts, from commandline, or from scripting using

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
CPLapplet:

Accessibility: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
access.cpl

Add/Remove Programs: rundll32.exe
shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl

Display: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl

Joystick: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
joy.cpl

Mouse: rundll32.exe
shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl

Multimedia: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl
Modems:
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL modem.cpl

PC Card (PCMCIA): rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
devapps.cpl

Regional Settings: rundll32.exe
shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl

SCSI Adapters : rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL devapps.cpl,@1

System: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
sysdm.cpl

Time/Date: rundll32.exe
shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl



Rundll32.exe is an application included with Windows that executes functions
in dynamic link libraries (DLLs). Most applications (and Windows) use DLLs to
share code between multiple applications or multiple modules within a single
application. There are lots of other tasks you can accomplish with Rundll32.exe.
You can execute these commands from a console or incorporate them into scripts
or batch files to help you quickly access certain features in the user interface
for configuring the operating system or hardware.


  • The following command starts the Add Printer Wizard:
    Rundll32.exe
    printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /il

  • If you want to add a standard TCP/IP port for printing, use this command:

    Rundll32.exe tcpmonui.dll,LocalAddPortUI

  • You can easily create new shared folders through the New Share dialog box.
    Use this command to open it:
    Rundll32.exe ntlanui.dll,ShareCreate

  • Another function you can access through Ntlanui.dll is the Shared
    Directories dialog box. Here’s how to open it:
    Rundll32.exe
    ntlanui.dll,ShareManage

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