Windows system administration is very mouse driven and to reach all tools you need to browse through Windows explorer.

If you are like me and prefer to log on a limited privilege account and use Runas to perform admin tasks, you can open these consoles with the .msc file names.

Here is a list of admin tools with their .msc file names.

  • domain.msc: AD Domains and Trusts
  • admgmt.msc: Active Directory Management
  • dssite.msc: AD Sites and Serrvices
  • dsa.msc: AD Users and Computers
  • adsiedit.msc: ADSI Edit
  • azman.msc: Authorization manager
  • certsrv.msc: Certification Authority Management
  • certtmpl.msc: Certificate Templates
  • cluadmin.exe: Cluster Administrator
  • compmgmt.msc: Computer Management
  • comexp.msc: Component Services
  • cys.exe: Configure Your Server
  • devmgmt.msc: Device Manager
  • dhcpmgmt.msc: DHCP Managment
  • dfrg.msc: Disk Defragmenter
  • diskmgmt.msc: Disk Manager
  • dfsgui.msc: Distributed File System
  • dnsmgmt.msc: DNS Managment
  • eventvwr.msc: Event Viewer
  • ciadv.msc: Indexing Service Management
  • ipaddrmgmt.msc: IP Address Management
  • llsmgr.exe: Licensing Manager
  • certmgr.msc: Local Certificates Management
  • gpedit.msc: Local Group Policy Editor
  • secpol.msc: Local Security Settings Manager
  • lusrmgr.msc: Local Users and Groups Manager
  • nlbmgr.exe: Network Load balancing
  • perfmon.msc: Performance Monitor
  • pkiview.msc: PKI Viewer
  • pkmgmt.msc: Public Key Managment
  • acssnap.msc: QoS Control Management
  • tsmmc.msc: Remote Desktops
  • rsadmin.msc: Remote Storage Administration
  • ntmsmgr.msc: Removable Storage
  • ntmsoprq.msc: Removable Storage Operator Requests
  • rrasmgmt.msc: Routing and Remote Access Manager
  • rsop.msc: Resultant Set of Policy
  • schmmgmt.msc: Schema management
  • services.msc: Services Management
  • fsmgmt.msc: Shared Folders
  • sidwalk.msc: SID Security Migration
  • tapimgmt.msc: Telephony Management
  • tscc.msc: Terminal Server Configuration
  • licmgr.exe: Terminal Server Licensing
  • tsadmin.exe: Terminal Server Manager
  • uddi.msc: UDDI Services Managment
  • wmimgmt.msc: Windows Mangement Instumentation
  • winsmgmt.msc: WINS Server manager