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Control Panel shortcuts..

Searching for the shortcut to device manager..i came across these nice shortcuts for several control panel settings options for easy access..To run each of these settings,

Fire up **run** (win key + r) and type in the **Shortcut** (e.g : devmgmt.msc) and the configuration dialogue pops up ;)

Here is the list of shortcuts :

Control Panel Settings

**Shortcut** **Where to find**
Certificate Manager certmgr.msc Control Panel \> Administrative Tools \> Computer Management
Indexing Service ciadv.msc Control Panel \> Administrative Tools \> Computer Management \> Services and Applications \> Indexing Service
Computer Management compmgmt.msc Control Panel \> Administrative Tools \> Computer Management
Device Manager devmgmt.msc Control Panel \> Administrative Tools \> Computer Management \> System Tools \> Device Manager
Disk Defragmenter dfrg.msc Control Panel \> Administrative Tools \> Computer Management \> Storage \> Disk Defragmenter
Disk Management diskmgmt.msc Control Panel \> Administrative Tools \> Computer Management \> Storage \> Disk Management
Event Viewer eventvwr.msc Control Panel \> Administrative Tools \> Computer Management \> System Tools \> Event Viewer
Shared Folders fsmgmt.msc Control Panel \> Administrative Tools \> Computer Management \> System Tools \> Shared Folders
Group Policy gpedit.msc \*
Local Users and Groups lusrmgr.msc Control Panel \> Administrative Tools \> Computer Management \> System Tools \> Local Users and Groups
Removable Storage ntmsmgr.msc Control Panel \> Administrative Tools \> Computer Management \> Storage \> Removable Storage
Performance Monitor perfmon.msc Control Panel \> Administrative Tools \> Performance
Resultant Set of Policy rsop.msc \*
Security Policy secpol.msc Control Panel \> Administrative Tools \> Local Security Policy
Services services.msc Control Panel \> Administrative Tools \> Computer Management \> Services and Applications \> Services
Windows Management Infrastructure wmimgmt.msc Control Panel \> Administrative Tools \> Computer Management \> Services and Applications \> WMI Control

If you know any more shortcuts..please let me know and i will add it to the list..

Also don’t forget to buzz me, if you know the location for the two settings Group Policy and Resultant Set of Policy

The options **gpedit.msc** and **rsop.msc** contain many hacks on customizing the environment settings. Have a look at them ;) Happy hacking !!

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