Useful exe commands for windows run…
Character Map (charmap.exe) – Very useful for finding unusual characters.
Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr.exe) – The usual Disc cleanup.
Clipboard Viewer (clipbrd.exe) – Views contents of Windows clipboard.
Dr Watson (drwtsn32.exe) – Troubleshooting tool,runs when windows crashes.
DirectX diagnosis (dxdiag.exe) – Diagnose & test DirectX, video & sound cards.
Private character editor (eudcedit.exe) – Allows creation or modification of
IExpress Wizard (iexpress.exe) – Create self-extracting / self-installing
Microsoft Synchronization Manager (mobsync.exe) – Appears to allow
synchronization of files on the network for when working offline. Apparently
Windows Media Player 5.1(mplay32.exe) – Retro version of Media Player, very
ODBC Data Source Administrator (odbcad32.exe) – Database connection utility for
support with external servers,create ODBC data sources,to administer remote
databases or for supporting the ODBC database utility in Visual basic language.
Object Packager (packager.exe) – To do with packaging objects for insertion in
files, appears to have comprehensive help files. System Monitor (perfmon.exe) – Very useful, highly configurable tool, tells you
everything you ever wanted to know about any aspect of PC performance, for
budding uber-geeks only.
Program Manager (progman.exe) – Legacy Windows 3.x desktop shell.
Remote Access phone book (rasphone.exe) – Documentation is virtually non-
Registry Editor (regedt32.exe or regedit.exe) – For making custom changes or
hacking the Windows Registry.
Network shared folder wizard (shrpubw.exe) – Creates shared folders on network.File signature verification tool (sigverif.exe) – This tool will search the
operating system and identify any unsigned device drivers installed on the
system. It will also verify all signed device drivers.
Volume Control (sndvol32.exe) – I’ve included this for those people that lose it
from the System Notification area.
System Configuration Editor (sysedit.exe) – Modify System.ini & Win.ini just
like in Win98! .
Syskey (syskey.exe) – Secures XP Account database, use with care, it’s virtually
undocumented but it appears to encrypt all passwords, I’m not sure of the full
Microsoft Telnet Client (telnet.exe) – Built in telnet client which can be used
to connect to servers to sent emails or to hack 🙂 This is disabled in in vista
but you can re-enable it by going to Control panel –> Programs and Features –>
Click “Turn Windows features on or off” on left –> Scroll down and check “Telnet
Driver Verifier Manager (verifier.exe) – Seems to be a utility for monitoring
the actions of drivers, might be useful for people having driver problems.
Undocumented. Windows for Workgroups Chat (winchat.exe) – Appears to be an old NT utility to
allow chat sessions over a LAN, help files available.
System configuration (msconfig.exe) – Can use to control startup programs,make
changes to startup of XP.
Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) – Used to manage group policies, and
permissions.Its an Administrator only tool.
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