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Windows key + R and command line shortcuts 

Categories: Shortcuts Windows

Control Panel

  • CONTROL: opens the control panel window
  • CONTROL ADMINTOOLS: opens the administrative tools
  • CONTROL KEYBOARD: opens keyboard properties
  • CONTROL COLOUR: opens display properties.Appearance tab
  • CONTROL FOLDERS: opens folder options
  • CONTROL FONTS: opens font policy management
  • CONTROL INTERNATIONAL or INTL.CPL: opens Regional and Language option
  • CONTROL MOUSE or MAIN.CPL: opens mouse properties
  • CONTROL USERPASSWORDS: opens User Accounts editor
  • CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2 or NETPLWIZ: User account access restrictions
  • CONTROL PRINTERS: opens faxes and printers available
  • APPWIZ.CPL: opens Add or Remove programs utility tool
  • OPTIONALFEATURES: opens Add or Remove Windows component utility
  • DESK.CPL: opens display properties. Themes tab
  • HDWWIZ.CPL: opens add hardware wizard
  • IRPROPS.CPL: infrared utility tool
  • JOY.CP: opens game controllers settings
  • MMSYS.CPL: opens Sound and Audio device Properties. Volume tab
  • SYSDM.CPL: opens System properties
  • TELEPHON.CPL: Opens phone and Modem options
  • TIMEDATE.CPL: Date and Time properties
  • WSCUI.CPL: opens Windows Security Center
  • ACCESS.CPL: opens Accessibility Options
  • WUAUCPL.CPL: opens Automatic Updates
  • POWERCFG.CPL: opens Power Options Properties
  • AZMAN.MSC: opens authorisation management utility tool
  • CERTMGR.MSC: opens certificate management tool
  • COMPMGMT.MSC: opens the Computer management tool
  • COMEXP.MSC or DCOMCNFG: opens the Computer Services management tool
  • DEVMGMT.MSC: opens Device Manager
  • EVENTVWR or EVENTVWR.MSC: opens Event Viewer
  • FSMGMT.MSC: opens Shared Folders
  • NAPCLCFG.MSC: NAP Client configuration utility tool
  • SERVICES.MSC: opens Service manager
  • TASKSCHD.MSC or CONTROL SCHEDTASKS: opens Schedule Tasks manager
  • GPEDIT.MSC: opens Group Policy utility tool
  • LUSRMGR.MSC: opens Local Users and Groups
  • SECPOL.MSC: opens local security settings
  • CIADV.MSC: opens indexing service
  • NTMSMGR.MSC: removable storage manager
  • NTMSOPRQ.MSC: removable storage operator requests
  • WMIMGMT.MSC: opens (WMI) Window Management Instrumentation
  • PERFMON or PERFMON.MSC: opens the Performance monitor
  • MMC /a: opens empty Console in admin mode 
  • MDSCHED: opens memory diagnostics tools
  • DXDIAG: opens DirectX diagnostics tools
  • ODBCAD32: opens ODBC Data source Administrator
  • REGEDIT or REGEDT32: opens Registry Editor
  • DRWTSN32: opens Dr. Watson
  • VERIFIER: opens Driver Verifier Manager
  • CLICONFG: opens SQL Server Client Network Utility
  • UTILMAN: opens Utility Manager
  • COLORCPL: opens color management
  • CREDWIZ: back up and recovery tool for user passwords
  • MOBSYNC: opens Synchronization center
  • MSCONFIG: opens System Configuration Utility
  • SYSEDIT: opens System Configuration Editor (careful while using this command)
  • SYSKEY: Windows Account Database Security management (careful while using this command)

Windows utility and applications

  • EPLORER: Opens windows Explorer
  • IEXPLORER: Opens Internet explorer
  • WAB: opens Contacts
  • CHARMAP: opens Character Map
  • WRITE: opens WordPad
  • NOTEPAD: opens Notepad
  • CALC: opens Calculator
  • CLIPBRD: opens Clipbook Viewer
  • WINCHAT: opens Microsoft Chat Interface
  • SOUNDRECORDER: opens sound recording tool
  • DVDPLAY: run CD or DVD
  • WMPLAYER: opens Windows Media Player
  • MOVIEMK: Opens untitled Windows Movie Maker
  • OSK: opens on-screen Keyboard
  • MAGNIFY: opens Magnifier
  • WINCAL: opens Calendar
  • DIALER: opens phone Dialer
  • EUDCEDIT: opens Private Character Editor
  • NDVOL: opens the mixer volume
  • RSTRUI : opens Tool System Restore (For Vista only)
  • %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\RESTORE\rstrui.exe: opens Tool System Restore (for XP only).
  • MSINFO32: Opens the System Information
  • MRT : launches the utility removal of malware.
  • Taskmgr : Opens the Windows Task Manager
  • CMD: opens a command prompt
  • MIGWIZ: Opens the tool for transferring files and settings from Windows (Vista only)
  • Migwiz.exe: Opens the tool for transferring files and settings from Windows (for XP only)
  • SIDEBAR: Open the Windows (Vista only)
  • Sigverif : Opens the tool for verification of signatures of files
  • Winver : Opens the window for your Windows version
  • FSQUIRT: Bluetooth Transfer Wizard
  • IExpress opens the wizard for creating self-extracting archives. Tutorial HERE
  • MBLCTR: opens the mobility center (Windows Vista only)
  • MSRA : Opens the Windows Remote Assistance
  • Mstsc : opens the tool connection Remote Desktop
  • MSDT: opens the diagnostic tools and support Microsoft
  • WERCON: opens the reporting tool and solutions to problems (for Vista only)
  • WINDOWSANYTIMEUPGRADE: Enables the upgrade of Windows Vista
  • WINWORD : opens Word (if installed)
  • PRINTBRMUI : Opens migration wizard printer (Vista only)

Disk management

  • DISKMGMT.MSC: opens disk management utility
  • CLEANMGR: opens disk drive clean up utility
  • DFRG.MSC: opens disk defragmenter
  • CHKDSK: complete analysis of disk partition
  • DISKPART: disk partitioning tool

Connection management

  • IPCONFIG: list the configuration of IP addresses on your PC (for more information type IPCONFIG/? in the CMD menu)
  • INETCPL.CPL: opens internet properties
  • FIREWALL.CPL: opens windows firewall
  • NETSETUP.CPL: opens network setup wizard

Miscellaneous commands

  • JAVAWS: View the cover of JAVA software (if installed)
  • AC3FILTER.CPL: Opens the properties AC3 Filter (if installed)
  • FIREFOX: Mozilla launches Firefox (if installed)
  • NETPROJ: allow or not connecting to a network projector (For Vista only)
  • LOGOFF: closes the current session
  • SHUTDOWN: shut down Windows
  • SHUTDOWN-A: to interrupt Windows shutdown
  • %WINDIR% or %SYSTEMROOT%: opens the Windows installation
  • %PROGRAMFILES%: Opens the folder where you installed other programs (Program Files)
  • %USERPROFILE%: opens the profile of the user currently logged
  • %HOMEDRIVE%: opens the browser on the partition or the operating system is installed
  • %HOMEPATH%: opens the currently logged user C: \ Documents and Settings \ [username]
  • %TEMP%: opens the temporary folder
  • VSP1CLN: deletes the cache for installation of the service pack 1 for Vista
  • System File Checker (Requires Windows CD if the cache is not available):
  • SFC / scannow: immediately scans all system files and repairs damaged files
  • SFC / VERIFYONLY: scans only those files system
  • SFC / Scanfil = "name and file path": scans the specified file, and repaired if damaged
  • SFC / VERIFYFILE = "name and file path": Scans only the file specified
  • SFC / scanonce: scans the system files on the next restart
  • SFC / REVERT: return the initial configuration (For more information, type SFC /? In the command prompt CMD.

Cassini IIS Express remote access 

Categories: .Net IIS Visual Studio

MIX Video from Scott Hanselman on IIS Express (starts on 32:50)

  • Right click on your project and choose "Use IIS Express", and with this (instead Cassini) you can access your debug site from any machine on your localhost.

IISExpress puts its config files in C:\Users\YOU\Documents\IISExpress\config rather than in some machine-wide location.

<site name="MvcApplication18" id="39">
<application path="/" applicationPool="Clr4IntegratedAppPool">
<virtualDirectory path="/" physicalPath="c:\users\scottha\documents\visual studio 2010\Projects\MvcApplication18\MvcApplication18" />
<binding protocol="http" bindingInformation="*:15408:localhost" />
<binding protocol="https" bindingInformation="*:44302:localhost" />
<binding protocol="http" bindingInformation="*:80:hanselman-w500" />

Enable :

  • netsh http add urlacl url=http://hanselman-w500:80/ user=everyone
  • netsh firewall add portopening TCP 80 IISExpressWeb enable ALL
  • netsh http add urlacl url=http://+:8080/ user=iedereen


  • netsh http delete urlacl url=http://hanselman-w500:80/

ps: if you have a windows 7 in dutch user=everyone will be user=iedereen

Remember to run cmd as administrator and hosts needs to have your ip for the address !

  • netsh http show urlacl
  • netsh http add urlacl url=https://mysite:443/ user=iedereen


Some additional things for me to remember:

update applicationhost.config

  • <binding protocol="http" bindingInformation="*:80:internalip" />
  • <binding protocol="http" bindingInformation="*:80:externalip" />

add port forwarding on router from external to internal

add both uracls

if (the format of the specified network name is invalid - IIS Error 0x800704BE)

  • netsh http show iplisten
  • netsh http add iplisten ipaddress=
  • iisreset


more : Working with SSL at Development Time

  • makecert -r -pe -n "CN=xyz.eu" -b 01/01/2000 -e 01/01/2036 -eku -ss my -sr localMachine -sky exchange -sp "Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptographic Provider" -sy 12
  • netsh http add sslcert ipport= appid={214124cd-d05b-4309-9af9-9caa44b2b74a} certhash=YOURCERTTHUMBPRINTHASH (cert must still be in personal certificate folder, if it is in trusted root certification authorities it will fail with Error: 1312 A specified logon session does not exists.)

Red5 Installation and Windows setup 

Categories: Red5

Download latest RED5 installer from http://code.google.com/p/red5/.

(for versions above 0.9.1 Final I seem to have issues ?)

Install JDK:

Set Windows environment variables:

(computer - properties - advanced system settings - environment variables)

  • Set JAVA_HOME environment variable to C:\Program Files (x86)Java\jre6

Installation of RED5:

  • Run set-up file (setup-Red5-0.9.1.exe).
  • Default directory C:\Program Files (x86)\Red5.
  • IP Address Enter =
  • Port 5080 

Run RED5 service:

  • Start the windows RED5 service
  • Run Start > Programs > RED5 > Start RED5

Test RED5 installation:

  • Open URL http://localhost:5080/
  • RED5 page should appear which means the RED5 server has been installed successfully.
  • Open http://localhost:5080/installer/.
  • Install the SOSample.
  • Open the demo from C:/Program Files/Red5/webapps/root/demos/BallControl.html in two different browser windows. (through the web page)
  • Press the connect icon on both the pages.
  • Yellow light turns to green on successful connection.
  • Now move one RED5 logo and you see the logo in other page moving automatically.

Access RED5 external:

  • Assign correct ip in C:\Program Files (x86)\Red5\conf\red5.properties
  • Change passwords in realm.properties and/or use admin.jsp (separate download)
  • Open firewall for port 1935 for RTMP and 5080 if you want to access the webserver
    (control panel - system and security - windows firewall - advanced settings - new inbound rule - port tcp)


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