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Full Catagorized List of Windows CMD Commands

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Active Directory

ADmodcmd Active Directory Bulk Modify

CSVDE   Import or Export Active Directory data

DSACLs   Active Directory ACLs

DSAdd   Add items to active directory (user group computer)

DSGet   View items in active directory (user group computer)

DSQuery Search for items in active directory (user group computer)

DSMod   Modify items in active directory (user group computer)

DSMove   Move an Active directory Object

DSRM     Remove items from Active Directory


Batch Files

CALL     Call one batch program from another•

CHOICE   Accept keyboard input to a batch file

CLIP     Copy STDIN to the Windows clipboard

CLS     Clear the screen•

CMD     Start a new CMD shell

COLOR   Change colors of the CMD window•

DOSKEY   Edit command line, recall commands, and create macros

ECHO     Display message on screen•

ENDLOCAL End localisation of environment changes in a batch file•

EVENTCREATE Add a message to the Windows event log

EXIT     Quit the current script/routine and set an errorlevel•

FOR /F   Loop command: against a set of files•

FOR /F   Loop command: against the results of another command•

FOR     Loop command: all options Files, Directory, List•

GOTO     Direct a batch program to jump to a labelled line•

IF       Conditionally perform a command•

IFMEMBER Is the current user a member of a Workgroup

LOGTIME Log the date and time in a file

MAPISEND Send email from the command line

MORE     Display output, one screen at a time

PAUSE   Suspend processing of a batch file and display a message•

PROMPT   Change the command prompt•

REM     Record comments (remarks) in a batch file•

RUN     Start | RUN commands

RUNAS   Execute a program under a different user account

SET     Display, set, or remove session environment variables•

SETLOCAL Control the visibility of environment variables•

SETX     Set environment variables

SORT     Sort input

SHIFT   Shift the position of batch file parameters•

SLEEP   Wait for x seconds

START   Start a program, command or batch file•

TIMEOUT Delay processing of a batch file

TITLE   Set the window title for a CMD.EXE session•

WAITFOR Wait for or send a signal

WMIC     WMI Commands

::       Comment / Remark•


Disk Management

BOOTCFG Edit Windows boot settings

BCDBOOT Create or repair a system partition

BCDEDIT Manage Boot Configuration Data

CONVERT Convert a FAT drive to NTFS

CHKDSK   Check Disk – check and repair disk problems

CHKNTFS Check the NTFS file system

DEFRAG   Defragment hard drive

DISKPART Disk Administration

DISKSHADOW Volume Shadow Copy Service

DriverQuery Display installed device drivers

FORMAT   Format a disk

FREEDISK Check free disk space (in bytes)

LABEL   Edit a disk label

MOUNTVOL Manage a volume mount point

NTBACKUP Backup folders to tape

SFC     System File Checker

VOL     Display a disk label•


Files and Folders

ASSOC   Change file extension associations•

ASSOCIAT One step file association

ATTRIB   Change file attributes

BITSADMIN Background Intelligent Transfer Service

CACLS   Change file permissions

CD       Change Directory – move to a specific Folder•

CIPHER   Encrypt or Decrypt files/folders

COMP     Compare the contents of two files or sets of files

COMPACT Compress files or folders on an NTFS partition

COMPRESS Compress individual files on an NTFS partition

COPY     Copy one or more files to another location•

CSCcmd   Client-side caching (Offline Files)

DEL     Delete one or more files•

DELTREE Delete a folder and all subfolders

DIR     Display a list of files and folders•

ERASE   Delete one or more files•

EXPAND   Uncompress files

EXTRACT Uncompress CAB files

FC       Compare two files

FIND     Search for a text string in a file

FINDSTR Search for strings in files

FORFILES Batch process multiple files

FSUTIL   File and Volume utilities

FTP     File Transfer Protocol

FTYPE   File extension file type associations•

iCACLS   Change file and folder permissions

MD       Create new folders•

MOVE     Move files from one folder to another•

MKLINK   Create a symbolic link (linkd)

OPENFILES Query or display open files

POPD     Return to a previous directory saved by PUSHD•

PsFile   Show files opened remotely

PUSHD   Save and then change the current directory•

QGREP   Search file(s) for lines that match a given pattern

RECOVER Recover a damaged file from a defective disk

REN     Rename a file or files•

REPLACE Replace or update one file with another

RD       Delete folder(s)•

RMTSHARE Share a folder or a printer

ROBOCOPY Robust File and Folder Copy

SHARE   List or edit a file share or print share

SHORTCUT Create a windows shortcut (.LNK file)

SUBINACL Edit file and folder Permissions, Ownership and Domain

TAKEOWN Take ownership of a file

TOUCH   Change file timestamps

TREE     Graphical display of folder structure

TYPE     Display the contents of a text file•

WHERE   Locate and display files in a directory tree

WINDIFF Compare the contents of two files or sets of files

XCACLS   Change file and folder permissions

XCOPY   Copy files and folders


Group Policy/Windows Installer

DevCon   Device Manager Command Line Utility

GPRESULT Display Resultant Set of Policy information

GPUPDATE Update Group Policy settings

MSIEXEC Microsoft Windows Installer

PsInfo   List information about a system

PsShutdown Shutdown or reboot a computer

REGSVR32 Register or unregister a DLL

SHUTDOWN Shutdown the computer

SLMGR   Software Licensing Management (Vista/2008)

WUAUCLT Windows Update



ARP     Address Resolution Protocol

BROWSTAT Get domain, browser and PDC info

DNSSTAT DNS Statistics

GETMAC   Display the Media Access Control (MAC) address


NET     Manage network resources

NETDOM   Domain Manager

NETSH   Configure Network Interfaces, Windows Firewall & Remote access

NBTSTAT Display networking statistics (NetBIOS over TCP/IP)

NETSTAT Display networking statistics (TCP/IP)

NSLOOKUP Name server lookup

PATHPING Trace route plus network latency and packet loss

PsPing   Measure network performance

PING     Test a network connection

ROUTE   Manipulate network routing tables

TRACERT Trace route to a remote host



PATH     Display or set a search path for executable files•

PsExec   Execute process remotely

PsKill   Kill processes by name or process ID

PsList   List detailed information about processes

PsGetSid Display the SID of a computer or a user

PsSuspend Suspend processes

SCHTASKS Schedule a command to run at a specific time

SYSMON   Monitor and log system activity to the Windows event log

TASKLIST List running applications and services

TASKKILL End a running process

TSKILL   End a running process

TLIST   Task list with full path



MODE     Configure a system device

PRINT   Print a text file

PRINTBRM Print queue Backup/Recovery

PRNCNFG Display, configure or rename a printer

PRNMNGR Add, delete, list printers and printer connections

RUNDLL32 Run a DLL command (add/remove print connections)



REG     Registry: Read, Set, Export, Delete keys and values

REGEDIT Import or export registry settings

REGINI   Change Registry Permissions


Remote Desktop

CHANGE   Change Terminal Server Session properties

Query Process   Display processes (TS/Remote Desktop)

Query Session   Display all sessions (TS/Remote Desktop)

Query TermServer List all servers (TS/Remote Desktop)

Query User       Display user sessions (TS/Remote Desktop)

MSTSC   Terminal Server Connection (Remote Desktop Protocol)

RASDIAL Manage RAS connections

RASPHONE Manage RAS connections

Reset Session – Delete a Remote Desktop Session

TSDISCON Disconnect a Remote Desktop Session

TSSHUTDN Remotely shut down or reboot a terminal server

WINRM   Windows Remote Management

WINRS   Windows Remote Shell



CASPOL   Code Access Security Policy Tool.

PORTQRY Display the status of ports and services

PsService View and control services

SC       Service Control


System Information

NOW     Display the current Date and Time

DATE     Display or set the date•

HELP     Online Help

LOGMAN   Manage Performance Monitor logs

MBSAcli Baseline Security Analyzer

MEM     Display memory usage

MSINFO32 System Information

NTRIGHTS Edit user account rights

PERFMON Performance Monitor

PsLogList Event log records

SYSMON   Monitor and log system activity to the Windows event log

SYSTEMINFO List system configuration

TIME     Display or set the system time•

TypePerf Write performance data to a log file

VER     Display version information•

VERIFY   Verify that files have been saved•

WHOAMI   Output the current UserName and domain


User Administration

ADDUSERS Add or list users to/from a CSV file

CERTREQ Request certificate from a certification authority

CleanMgr Automated cleanup of Temp files, recycle bin

CON2PRT Connect or disconnect a Printer

CMDKEY   Manage stored usernames/passwords

DELPROF Delete user profiles

DIRUSE   Display disk usage

LOGOFF   Log a user off

MOVEUSER Move a user from one domain to another

MSG     Send a message

PERMS   Show permissions for a user

POWERCFG Configure power settings

PsLoggedOn Who’s logged on (locally or via resource sharing)

PsPasswd   Change account password

SUBST   Associate a path with a drive letter

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