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Windows XP in a Nutshell, Second Edition by Troy Mott, Tim O'Reilly, David A. Karp

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Alphabetical Reference to Windows Components

The following reference lists all the useful, discrete components that come with Windows XP, sorted alphabetically by their common names (e.g., Minesweeper would be found under “M,” not “W” for winmine.exe).

Note that some components are not installed by default. The set of components included with a basic Windows XP installation depends on the method by which Windows XP was installed, whether it was installed fresh, or over an older version of Windows. Any of the following components that appear to be missing can be added easily by using Add or Remove Programs (discussed later in this chapter) and clicking the Add/Remove Windows Components button.

Table 4-1 provides an easy cross reference between the common name and the executable filename of an application or other component. Unlike previous editions of this book, control panel options are included in this chapter. For these items, the corresponding command line varies (and is documented more completely in the Control Panel section in this chapter), but usually consists of the .cpl filename, as specified in Table 4-1.

Table 4-1. Executable filenames of the applications and tools in Windows XP

Common application name

Executable filename / command line

Professional edition only

Accessibility Options

access.cpl

Accessibility Wizard

accwiz.exe

Activate Windows

msoobe.exe

Active Connections Utility

netstat.exe

Add Hardware Wizard

hdwwiz.cpl

Add or Remove Programs

appwiz.cpl

Address Book

wab.exe

Administrative Tools

n/a

xxxCheckgifxxx

At

at.exe

Attrib

attrib.exe

Backup

ntbackup.exe

Bluetooth Devices

bthprops.cpl

Boot Configuration Manager

bootcfg.exe

xxxCheckgifxxx

Cabinet (CAB) maker

makecab.exe, diantz.exe

Calculator

calc.exe

Character Map

charmap.exe

Chkdsk

chkdsk.exe

Chkntfs

chkntfs.exe

Clipbook Viewer

clipbrd.exe

Command Prompt

cmd.exe

Component Services (console)

dcomcnfg.exe

Computer Management

compmgmt.msc

Connection Manager Profile Installer

cmstp.exe

Control Panel

control.exe

Create Shared Folder

shrpubw.exe

Date and Time

timedate.cpl

DDE Share

ddeshare.exe

Device Manager

devmgmt.msc

DirectX Diagnostic Tool

dxdiag.exe

Disk Cleanup

cleanmgr.exe

Disk Defragmenter

defrag.exe

DiskPart

diskpart.exe

Display Properties

desk.cpl

Dr. Watson

drwatson.exe, drwtsn32.exe

Driver Verifier Manager

verifier.exe

DriverQuery

driverquery.exe

xxxCheckgifxxx

Event Viewer (console)

eventvwr.exe

FAT to NTFS Conversion Utility

convert.exe

Fax Console

fxsclnt.exe

Fax Cover Page Editor

fxscover.exe

File Compare (comp)

comp.exe

File Compare (fc)

fc.exe

File Expansion Utility

expand.exe

Files and Settings Transfer Wizard

migwiz.exe

Finger

finger.exe

Folder Options

control.exe folders

Font Viewer

fontview.exe

Fonts

control.exe fonts

ForceDOS

forcedos.exe

Format

format.com

FreeCell

freecell.exe

FTP

ftp.exe, tftp.exe

Game Controllers

joy.cpl

Group Policy Editor

gpedit.msc

xxxCheckgifxxx

Group Policy Refresh Utility

gpupdate.exe

xxxCheckgifxxx

Hearts

mshearts.exe

Help and Support Center

helpctr.exe

HyperTerminal

hypertrm.exe

IExpress

iexpress.exe

Internet Backgammon

bckgzm.exe

Internet Checkers

chkrzm.exe

Internet Explorer

iexplore.exe

Internet Hearts

hrtzzm.exe

Internet Options

inetcpl.cpl

Internet Reversi

rvsezm.exe

Internet Spades

shvlzm.exe

Java Command Line Loader

jview.exe, wjview.exe

Keyboard

main.cpl keyboard

Label

label.exe

Local Security Policy

secpol.msc

Logoff

logoff.exe

Microsoft Chat

winchat.exe

Microsoft Magnifier

magnify.exe

Microsoft Management Console

mmc.exe

Microsoft Netmeeting

conf.exe

Minesweeper

winmine.exe

Mouse Properties

main.cpl

Msg

msg.exe

MSN Explorer

msn6.exe

MSN Gaming Zone

n/a

Narrator

narrator.exe

Net

net.exe

Network Connections

ncpa.cpl

Network Setup Wizard

n/a

New Connection Wizard

icwconn1.exe

Notepad

notepad.exe

NSLookup

nslookup.exe

NTFS Compression Utility

compact.exe

NTFS Encryption Utility

cipher.exe

xxxCheckgifxxx

Object Packager

packager.exe

ODBC Data Source Administrator

odbcad32.exe

On-Screen Keyboard

osk.exe

OpenFiles

openfiles.exe

xxxCheckgifxxx

Outlook Express

msimn.exe

Paint

mspaint.exe

Pentium Bug Checker

pentnt.exe

Performance Log Manager

logman.exe

xxxCheckgifxxx

Performance Logs and Alerts

perfmon.msc

Phone and Modem Options

telephon.cpl

Phone Dialer

dialer.exe

Pinball

pinball.exe

PING

ping.exe

Power Options

powercfg.cpl

Printers and Faxes

control.exe printers

Private Character Editor

eudcedit.exe

Program Manager

progman.exe, grpconv.exe

Query Process

qprocess.exe

Regional and Language Options

intl.cpl

Registry Console Utility

reg.exe

Registry Editor

regedit.exe

Remote Assistance

rcimlby.exe

Remote Copy

rcp.exe

Remote Desktop Connection

mstsc.exe

Route

route.exe

Rundll32

rundll32.exe

Run As

runas.exe

Scanners and Cameras

wiaacmgr.exe

Scheduled Tasks

n/a

Scheduled Tasks Console

schtasks.exe

xxxCheckgifxxx

Security Center

wscui.cpl

Security Template Utility

secedit.exe

xxxCheckgifxxx

Send a Fax

fxssend.exe

Services

services.msc

Shutdown

shutdown.exe

Signature Verification Tool

sigverif.exe

Solitaire

sol.exe

Sound Recorder

sndrec32.exe

Sounds and Audio Devices

mmsys.cpl

Speech

control.exe speech

Spider Solitaire

spider.exe

SQL Server Client Network Utility

cliconfg.exe

Subst

subst.exe

Synchronization Manager

mobsync.exe

System Properties

sysdm.cpl

System Configuration Editor

sysedit.exe

System Configuration Utility

msconfig.exe

System Information

winmsd.exe, msinfo32.exe

System Restore

rstrui.exe

Task Manager

taskmgr.exe

Taskbar and Start Menu

n/a

Taskkill

taskkill.exe

xxxCheckgifxxx

Tasklist

tasklist.exe

xxxCheckgifxxx

Telnet

telnet.exe

Telnet Administrator

tlntadmn.exe

xxxCheckgifxxx

Tracert

tracert.exe

User Accounts

nusrmgr.cpl

Utility Manager

utilman.exe /start

Volume Control

sndvol32.exe

Windows Explorer

explorer.exe

Windows File Checker

sfc.exe

Windows Firewall

firewall.cpl

Windows Help System

winhlp32.exe, hh.exe, winhelp.exe

Windows IP Configuration

ipconfig.exe

Windows Media Player

mplay32.exe, wmplayer.exe

Windows Messenger

msmsgs.exe

Windows Movie Maker

moviemk.exe

Windows Picture and Fax Viewer

n/a

Windows Script Host

cscript.exe, wscript.exe

Windows Update

wupdmgr.exe

WordPad

wordpad.exe

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