How-to: Shortcut commands to open Management Console Snap-ins

System Administrator command line shortcuts to popular Microsoft Management Consoles (MMCs).

Admin Snap-in Command Category
Quality of Service Control Management ACSsnap.msc Network
ADSI Edit ADSIedit.msc AD Configuration
Authorization manager AZman.msc Security
Certificates Management - Local machine Certlm.msc Security
Certificates Management - Current user Certmgr.msc Security
Certification Authority Management Certsrv.msc Security
Certificate Templates Certtmpl.msc Security
Failover cluster Manager Cluadmin.exe Disc, File
Component Services Comexp.msc
Computer Management Compmgmt.msc
Device Manager Devmgmt.msc Hardware
Notifications/Start menu/policy DevModeRunAsUserConfig.msc
Disk Defragmenter Defrag.exe (formerly Dfrg.msc) Disc, File
Distributed File Service Mgmt DFSmgmt.msc Disc, File
Disk Manager DiskMgmt.msc Disc, File
DNS Manager DNSmgmt.msc Network
AD Domains and Trusts Domain.msc AD Configuration
AD Users and Computers DSA.msc Security
AD Sites and Services DSsite.msc AD Configuration
Embedded Lockdown Manager EmbeddedLockdown.msc Security
Event Viewer Eventvwr.msc
Shared Folders open files FSmgmt.msc Disc, File
File Server Resource manager FSRM.msc Disc, File
Local Group Policy Editor GPedit.msc Policy
Group Policy Management GPmc.msc Policy
Group Policy Management Editor GPme.msc Policy
Group Policy Starter GPO Editor GPTedit.msc Policy
Local Users and Groups Manager LUsrMgr.msc Security
Teminal Services RDP MSTSC Remote Access
Teminal Services RDP to Console MSTSC /v:[server] /console Remote Access
NAP client configuration NapCLCfg Network
Performance Monitor PerfMon.msc
Print Management PrintManagement.msc Print
Resultant Set of Policy RSOP.msc Policy
Local Security Settings Manager SecPol.msc Policy
Server Roles, Features ServerManager.msc
Services Management Services.msc
SQL Server configuration Manager SQLServerManager11.msc
Storage Mgmt StorageMgmt.msc Disc, File
Telephony Management TAPImgmt.msc Phone/Modem
Task Scheduler TaskSchd.msc
Trusted Platform Module TPM.msc Security
Terminal Server Manager TSadmin.exe Remote Access
Remote Desktop TSmmc.msc Remote Access
Windows Mangement Instrumentation WmiMgmt.msc
Windows Server Backup (Local+Remote) WBadmin.msc Disc, File
Windows Local Backup WLBadmin.msc Disc, File
Windows Firewall WF.msc Remote Access

The commands above can be entered from START ➞ Run, or from the command line.
Availability will vary by OS and by the features installed.

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