Text Keyboard Assistance and Shortcuts version Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows Server 2003 To Press Open Utility Manager. Windows Key+U Select and cycle through Windows Key+TAB the taskbar buttons. Restore minimized windows. Windows Key+Shift+M Open the Run dialog box. Windows Key+R Minimize all windows. Windows Key+M Lock your computer if you Windows Key+L are connected to a network domain, or switch users if you are not connected to a network domain. Display Windows Help. Windows Key+F1 Search for a file or folder. Windows Key+F Open My Computer. Windows Key+E Show the desktop. Windows Key+D Search for computers. Windows Key+CTRL+F Display the System Windows Key+BREAK Properties dialog box. Display or hide the Start Windows Key menu. Carry out the corresponding ALT+Underlined letter command or select the corresponding option. Move forward through TAB options in a dialog box. Select or clear the check SPACEBAR box if the active option is a check box in a dialog box. Move backward through SHIFT+TAB options in a dialog box. Select items below an SHIFT+PAGE DOWN already selected item. Select items above an SHIFT+PAGE UP already selected item. Select the first item in an SHIFT+HOME extended list. Paste copied items from the SHIFT+INSERT Clipboard. Display the shortcut menu SHIFT+F10 for the selected item. Select the last item in an SHIFT+END extended list. Delete selected item SHIFT+DELETE permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin. Select more than one item SHIFT with any of the arrow in a window or on the keys desktop, or select text within a document. Prevent the CD from SHIFT when you insert a CD automatically playing. into the CD-ROM drive Switch StickyKeys on and SHIFT five times off. Switch FilterKeys on and Right SHIFT for eight seconds off. Open the next menu to the RIGHT ARROW right, or open a submenu. Copy an image of the PRINT SCREEN screen to the Clipboard. Expand everything under PLUS SIGN (on the numeric the current selection back keypad) to a previously opened state in Windows Explorer. Go to the top item on the PAGE UP screen. Go to the bottom item on PAGE DOWN the screen. Display the contents of the NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN on selected folder. numeric keypad (+) Collapse the selected folder. NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN on numeric keypad (-) Display all subfolders under NUM LOCK+ASTERISK on the selected folder. numeric keypad (*) Switch ToggleKeys on and NUM LOCK for five seconds off. Close everything under the MINUS SIGN (on the numeric current selection in keypad) Windows Explorer. Display the shortcut menu Menu key for the selected item. Open the next menu to the LEFT ARROW left, or close a submenu. Switch High Contrast on Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT and off. SCREEN Switch MouseKeys on and Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM off. LOCK Display the top of the active HOME window. Cycle through screen F6 elements in a window or on the desktop. Refresh the active window. F5 Display the items in the F4 active list. Display the Address bar list F4 in My Computer or Windows Explorer. Search for a file or folder. F3 Rename selected item. F2 Activate the menu bar in F10 the active program. Display Help. F1 Close an open menu. ESC Cancel the current task. ESC Carry out the command for ENTER the active option or button in a dialog box. Display the bottom of the END active window. Display the next or previous DOWN ARROW OR UP ARROW tabe page in dialog boxes. Delete. DELETE Undo. CTRL+Z Cut. CTRL+X Search for computers. CTRL+Windows Key+F Paste. CTRL+V Move the insertion point to CTRL+UP ARROW the beginning of the previous paragraph. Move forward through tabs CTRL+TAB in a dialog box. Select or deselect the active CTRL+SPACEBAR item. Move backward through CTRL+SHIFT+TAB tabs in a dialog box. Highlight a block of text. CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys Create shortcut to selected CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item. item Open the Save dialog box. CTRL+S Move the insertion point to CTRL+RIGHT ARROW the beginning of the next word. Move to additional items CTRL_PAGE DOWN below an already selected item, without selecting the additional items. Move to additional items CTRL+PAGE UP above an already selected item, without selecting the additional items. Open the Print dialog box. CTRL+P Open the New dialog box. CTRL+N Move the insertion point to CTRL+LEFT ARROW the beginning of the previous word. Close the active document CTRL+F4 in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously. Display the Start menu. CTRL+ESC Move the insertion point to CTRL+DOWN ARROW the beginning of the next paragraph. Copy. CTRL+C Display the Windows CTRL+ALT+DELETE Security dialog box. Select all. CTRL+A Copy selected item to a CTRL while dragging an item folder. Open a folder one level up if BACKSPACE a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box in a dialog box. View the folder one level up BACKSPACE in My Computer or Windows Explorer. Select a button if the active Arrow keys option is a group of option buttons in a dialog box. Display the corresponding ALT+Underlined letter in a menu. menu name Carry out the corresponding ALT+Underlined letter command or select the corresponding option in a dialog box. Switch between open items. ALT+TAB Move from the active ALT+SHIFT+TAB window to the previously used window. Display the System menu ALT+SPACEBAR for the active window. Open the shortcut menu for ALT+SPACEBAR the active window. Close the active window. ALT+SPACEBAR+C Minimize the active window. ALT+SPACEBAR+N Restore the active window. SPACEBAR+R Maximize the active window ALT+SPACEBAR+X if it is minimized. Cycle through items in the ALT+SHIFT+ESC order they were opened. Copy the active window to ALT+PRINTSCREEN the Windows Clipboard. Close the active item, or ALT+F4 quit the active program. Cycle through items in the ALT+ESC order they were opened. Display the properties of the ALT+Enter selected object. View properties for the ALT+ENTER selected item. Useful Run Commands for Windows To Access Run Command Accessibility Controls access.cpl Add Hardware Wizard hdwwiz.cpl Add/Remove Programs appwiz.cpl Administrative Tools control admintools Automatic Updates wuaucpl.cpl Bluetooth Transfer Wizard fsquirt Calculator calc Certificate Manager certmgr.msc Character Map charmap Check Disk Utility chkdsk Clipboard Viewer clipbrd Command Prompt cmd Component Services dcomcnfg Computer Management compmgmt.msc Date and Time Properties timedate.cpl DDE Shares ddeshare Device Manager devmgmt.msc Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)* directx.cpl Direct X Troubleshooter dxdiag Disk Cleanup Utility cleanmgr Disk Defragment dfrg.msc Disk Management diskmgmt.msc Disk Partition Manager diskpart Display Properties control desktop Display Properties desk.cpl Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected) control color Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility drwtsn32 Driver Verifier Utility verifier Event Viewer eventvwr.msc File Signature Verification Tool sigverif Findfast findfast.cpl Folders Properties control folders Fonts control fonts Fonts Folder fonts Free Cell Card Game freecell Game Controllers joy.cpl Group Policy Editor (XP Prof) gpedit.msc Hearts Card Game mshearts Iexpress Wizard iexpress Indexing Service ciadv.msc Internet Properties inetcpl.cpl IP Configuration (Display Connection ipconfig /all Configuration) IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents) ipconfig /displaydns IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents) ipconfig /flushdns IP Configuration (Release All Connections) ipconfig /release IP Configuration (Renew All Connections) ipconfig /renew IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers ipconfig /registerdns DNS) IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID) ipconfig /showclassid IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID) ipconfig /setclassid Java Control Panel (If Installed) jpicpl32.cpl Java Control Panel (If Installed) javaws Keyboard Properties control keyboard Local Security Settings secpol.msc Local Users and Groups lusrmgr.msc Logs You Out Of Windows logoff Microsoft Chat winchat Minesweeper Game winmine Mouse Properties control mouse Mouse Properties main.cpl Network Connections control netconnections Network Connections ncpa.cpl Network Setup Wizard netsetup.cpl Notepad notepad Nview Desktop Manager(If Installed) nvtuicpl.cpl Object Packager packager ODBC Data Source Administrator odbccp32.cpl On Screen Keyboard osk Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed) ac3filter.cpl Password Properties password.cpl Performance Monitor perfmon.msc Performance Monitor perfmon Phone and Modem Options telephon.cpl Power Configuration powercfg.cpl Printers and Faxes control printers Printers Folder printers Private Character Editor eudcedit Quicktime (If Installed) QuickTime.cpl Regional Settings intl.cpl Registry Editor regedit Registry Editor regedit32 Remote Desktop mstsc Removable Storage ntmsmgr.msc Removable Storage Operator Requests ntmsoprq.msc Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) rsop.msc Scanners and Cameras sticpl.cpl Scheduled Tasks control schedtasks Security Center wscui.cpl Services services.msc Shared Folders fsmgmt.msc Shuts Down Windows shutdown Sounds and Audio mmsys.cpl Spider Solitare Card Game spider SQL Client Configuration cliconfg System Configuration Editor sysedit System Configuration Utility msconfig System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) sfc /scannow System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next sfc /scanonce Boot) System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) sfc /scanboot System File Checker Utility (Return to Default sfc /revert Setting) System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) sfc /purgecache System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size sfc /cachesize=x x) System Properties sysdm.cpl Task Manager taskmgr Telnet Client telnet User Account Management nusrmgr.cpl Utility Manager utilman Windows Firewall firewall.cpl Windows Magnifier magnify Windows Management Infrastructure wmimgmt.msc Windows System Security Tool syskey Windows Update Launches wupdmgr Windows XP Tour Wizard tourstart Wordpad write cipher.exe Cipher.exe is a command-line tool that you can use to manage encrypted data by using the Encrypting File System (EFS). cmdkey.exe cmdkey.exe enables you to manage Stored Usernames and Passwords from the command prompt. It displays, creates, and deletes stored usernames and passwords. defrag.exe defrag.exe is the command prompt equivalent of Disk Defragmenter. defrag.exe does everything that Disk Defragmenter does and in addition, it supports scripting. You can use defrag.exe in a script to schedule analysis and defragmentation of your servers. Scripting is the primary reason to use defrag.exe instead of Disk Defragmenter. sfc.exe devcon.exe The Device Console Utility is a command-line utility that can be used as an alternative to Device Manager. It provides a level of detail that is not available in Device Manager. dsadd.exe dsadd.exe adds objects to Active Directory. dsadd.exe can add computer, contact, group, organization unit, or user objects. dsmod.exe dsmod.exe modifies attributes of objects in Active Directory. dsmod.exe can modify computers, contacts, groups, servers, organization units, users, quotas, and partitions. dsget.exe dsget.exe is used to see the properties of objects in Active Directory. It shows selected attributes of computers, contacts, groups, organizational units, servers, or users. You input objects into dsget.exe and it outputs a list of properties for those objects. dsmove.exe dsmove.exe moves a single object to a new location in the same domain. However, it will also rename a single object without moving it. dsquery.exe dsquery.exe enables you to query Active Directory for objects that match a specified criterion. This is useful if you need to search all of AD for objects that have similar characteristics. diskpart.exe diskpart.exe enables you to manage disks, partitions, or volumes from the command prompt. You can type the commands directly at the command prompt via interactive mode or you can configure diskpart.exe to use a script for its input. eventcreate.exe The eventcreate.exe utility creates an event in a specified event file. The valid event files are Application and System logs. You cannot enter events in the Security log with this utility. You must have administrator access to use this utility to enter entries into the application and system logs. The Application log is the default log file for this utility. eventtriggers.exe eventtriggers.exe is a tool used to configure and manage triggers on event logs. A trigger is a mechanism that initiates a new process or action when a threshold is met. fsutil.exe You can use fsutil.exe to manage FAT and NTFS file systems from the command prompt. Some of the actions you can perform with this utility include the following: Managing sparse files Managing reparse points Mounting and dismounting volumes Viewing the amount of free space on a volume gpresult.exe gpresult.exe displays the Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) information for a target user and computer. RSoP is a tool that can show the effective policy applied to a user or computer or what the policy would be, for planning purposes. logman.exe The logman.exe command-line utility manages and schedules performance counters. You can also use it to manage and schedule trace logs. You can use this utility on a remote computer provided you have the proper administrator credentials. relog.exe You can use relog.exe to extract data from performance counter logs and convert it to tab separated value (.TSV), Comma-Separated Value (.CSV), binary log file (.BLG), or SQL formats. This tool is commonly used to extract logs to Excel spreadsheets and to resample logs and create new ones that are based on a particular time period, sampling interval, or specified counters. It can also be used to create source data files for database manipulation tools. rendom.exe The Domain Rename tool allows you to rename any of your domains, as long as all domain controllers in the forest are running Windows Server 2003. It allows you to restructure domains within a tree and create new trees. However, it does not allow you to change which domain is the forest root. In addition, you cannot add and remove domains from the forest; you can only rename them and you can’t reuse names. rss.exe rss.exe manages Remote Storage from the command prompt. You can use Remote Storage to extend your server’s disk space by moving data off your hard disks and onto magnetic tapes or magneto-optical (MO) disks, with file data cached locally for quick access. sfc.exe The System File Checker (sfc.exe) is a command-line tool that can be used for initiating on-demand and boot- time scans, as well as managing the contents of the Windows File Protection cache folder. sigverif.exe File Signature Verification Tool is a wizard-driven tool, which scans the system for the presence of unsigned drivers and critical system files. It also creates a report that lists all the files scanned along with relevant version and digital signature information. The report is stored in your Windows directory and is called sigverif.txt. sc.exe The Service Control utility is used to communicate with both services and with device drivers. The functionality provided is only a subset of the Device Console utility focused on device drivers themselves; however, unlike the Device Control Utility, the Service Control Utility is installed with Windows Server 2003. schtasks.exe You use schtasks.exe to set programs to run at scheduled intervals, delete or change existing scheduled tasks, and stop or run a scheduled task immediately. setx.exe You use setx.exe to configure environment variables for either the user (the variables apply only to a specific user) or the system environment (variables apply to all users).You can set variables explicitly by specifying their value or using the value of a registry key or the contents of a file. setx is the only way to permanently (i.e., remembered between reboots) set a variable name via the command line. shutdown.exe Use the shutdown.exe command to shut down or restart local or remote computers. You can also use it for shutting down several computers at once using the /i option. With this option, a new window appears where you add the names of the computers that you want to shut down or restart. tasklist.exe tasklist.exe shows all the tasks that are running on the local or remote computer. typeperf.exe typeperf.exe is similar to relog.exe; this utility enables you to write performance log file data onto a command window or a file. This functionality distinguishes this tool from relog.exe. taskkill.exe Use taskkill.exe to terminate processes on the local or a remote computer. You need to use tasklist first to identify the process that needs to be terminated. Taskkill has many options and if used without care you could end up ending more processes than you expected. takeown.exe Another command-line tool useful for managing files is takeown.exe. As you might guess, this tool enables the user to change the ownership of a file or files specified on the command line. Takeown can set the new owner of a file as a specific user or as the administrators group, depending on the command-line parameters used. By default, takeown assigns the user of a file to be the user who ran the tool. tracerpt.exe The tracerpt.exe command-line utility generates a report for the event traces. whoami.exe whoami.exe displays usernames and group membership information about the currently logged-on user. It can display the security identifier (SID) and all privileges assigned to that SID.
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