Windows 8 Command Prompt Commands (Part 2)

Part 2 of a Complete List of CMD Commands Available in Windows 8

This is the second part of a 3-part, alphabetical list of commands available from the Command Prompt in Windows 8.

See Windows 8 Command Prompt Commands Part 1 to start at the beginning.

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Ktmutil

The ktmutil command starts the Kernel Transaction Manager utility.

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Label

The label command is used to manage the volume label of a disk.

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Licensingdiag

The licensingdiag command is a tool used to generate a text-based log and other data files that contain product activation and other Windows licensing information.

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Loadfix

The loadfix command is used to load the specified program in the first 64K of memory and then runs the program.

The loadfix command is not available in 64-bit versions of Windows 8.

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Lodctr

The lodctr command is used to update registry values related to performance counters.

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Logman

The logman command is used to create and manage Event Trace Session and Performance logs. The logman command also supports many functions of Performance Monitor.

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Logoff

The logoff command is used to terminate a session.

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Lpq

The lpq command displays the status of a print queue on a computer running Line Printer Daemon (LPD).

The lpq command is not available by default in Windows 8 but can be enabled by turning on the LPD Print Service and LPR Port Monitor features from Programs and Features in Control Panel.

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Lpr

The lpr command is used to send a file to a computer running Line Printer Daemon (LPD).

The lpr command is not available by default in Windows 8 but can be enabled by turning on the LPD Print Service and LPR Port Monitor features from Programs and Features in Control Panel.

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Makecab

The makecab command is used to losslessly compress one or more files. The makecab command is sometimes called Cabinet Maker.

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Manage-bde

The manage-bde command is used to configure BitLocker Drive Encryption from the command line.

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Md

The md command is the shorthand version of the mkdir command.

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Mem

The mem command shows information about used and free memory areas and programs that are currently loaded into memory in the MS-DOS subsystem.

The mem command is not available in 64-bit versions of Windows 8.

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Mkdir

The mkdir command is used to create a new folder.

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Mklink

The mklink command is used to create a symbolic link.

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Mode

The mode command is used to configure system devices, most often COM and LPT ports.

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The more command is used to display the information contained in a text file. The more command can also be used to paginate the results of any other Command Prompt command. More »

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Mountvol

The mountvol command is used to display, create, or remove volume mount points.

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Move

The move command is used to move one or files from one folder to another. The move command is also used to rename directories.

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Mrinfo

The mrinfo command is used to provide information about a router's interfaces and neighbors.

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The msg command is used to send a message to a user. More »

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Msiexec

The msiexec command is used to start Windows Installer, a tool used to install and configure software.

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Muiunattend

The muiunattend command starts the Multilanguage User Interface unattended setup process.

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Nbtstat

The nbtstat command is used to show TCP/IP information and other statistical information about a remote computer.

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The net command is used to display, configure, and correct a wide variety of network settings. More »

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Net1

The net1 command is used to display, configure, and correct a wide variety of network settings.

The net command should be used instead of the net1 command. The net1 command was made available in some early versions of Windows as a temporary fix for a Y2K issue that the net command had. The net1 command remains in Windows 8 only for compatibility with older programs and scripts that utilized the command.

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Netcfg

The netcfg command is used to install the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE), a lightweight version of Windows used to deploy workstations.

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Netsh

The netsh command is used to start Network Shell, a command-line utility used to manage the network configuration of the local, or a remote, computer.

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The netstat command is most commonly used to display all open network connections and listening ports. More »

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Nlsfunc

The nlsfunc command is used to load information specific to a particular country or region.

The nlsfunc command is not available in 64-bit versions of Windows 8 and is only available in 32-bit versions to support older MS-DOS files.

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Nltest

The nltest command is used to test secure channels between Windows computers in a domain and between domain controllers that are trusting other domains.

The nltest command was first available in Windows 8.

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Nslookup

The nslookup is most commonly used to display the hostname of an entered IP address. The nslookup command queries your configured DNS server to discover the IP address.

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Ocsetup

The ocsetup command starts the Windows Optional Component Setup tool, used to install additional Windows features.

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Openfiles

The openfiles command is used to display and disconnect open files and folders on a system.

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Path

The path command is used to display or set a specific path available to executable files.

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Pathping

The pathping command functions much like the tracert command but will also report information about network latency and loss at each hop.

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Pause

The pause command is used within a batch or script file to pause the processing of the file. When the pause command is used, a Press any key to continue... message displays in the command window.

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The ping command sends an Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Echo Request message to a specified remote computer to verify IP-level connectivity. More »

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Pkgmgr

The pkgmgr command is used to start the Windows Package Manager from the Command Prompt. Package Manager installs, uninstalls, configures, and updates features and packages for Windows.

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Pnpunattend

The pnpunattend command is used to automate the installation of hardware device drivers.

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Pnputil

The pnputil command is used to start the Microsoft PnP Utility, a tool used to install a Plug and Play device from the command line.

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Popd

The popd command is used to change the current directory to the one most recently stored by the pushd command. The popd command is most often utilized from within a batch or script file.

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Powercfg

The powercfg command is used to manage the Windows power management settings from the command line.
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Print

The print command is used to print a specified text file to a specified printing device.

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Prompt

The prompt command is used to customize the appearance of the prompt text in Command Prompt.

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Pushd

The pushd command is used to store a directory for use, most commonly from within a batch or script program.

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Pwlauncher

The pwlauncher command is used to enable, disable, or show the status of your Windows To Go startup options.

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Qappsrv

The qappsrv command is used to display all Remote Desktop Session Host servers available on the network.

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Qprocess

The qprocess command is used to display information about running processes.

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Query

The query command is used to display the status of a specified service.

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Quser

The quser command is used to display information about users currently logged on to the system.

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Qwinsta

The qwinsta command is used to display information about open Remote Desktop Sessions.

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Rasautou

The rasautou command is used to manage Remote Access Dialer AutoDial addresses.

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Rasdial

The rasdial command is used to start or end a network connection for a Microsoft client.

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Rd

The rd command is the shorthand version of the rmdir command.

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Reagentc

The reagentc command is used to configure the Windows Recovery Environment (RE).

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Recover

The recover command is used to recover readable data from a bad or defective disk.
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Reg

The reg command is used to manage the Windows Registry from the command line. The reg command can perform common registry functions like adding registry keys, exporting the registry, etc.

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Regini

The regini command is used to set or change registry permissions and registry values from the command line.

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Register-cimprovider

The register-cimprovider command is used to register a Common Information Model (CIM) Provider in Windows 8.

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Regsvr32

The regsvr32 command is used to register a DLL file as a command component in the Windows Registry.

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Relog

The relog command is used to create new performance logs from data in existing performance logs.

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Rem

The rem command is used to record comments or remarks in a batch or script file.

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Ren

The ren command is the shorthand version of the rename command.

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Rename

The rename command is used to change the name of the individual file that you specify.

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Repair-bde

The repair-bde command is used to repair or decrypt a damaged drive that's been encrypted using BitLocker.

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Replace

The replace command is used to replace one or more files with one or more other files.

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Reset

The reset command, executed as reset session, is used to reset the session subsystem software and hardware to known initial values.

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Rmdir

The rmdir command is used to delete an existing and completely empty folder.

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Robocopy

The robocopy command is used to copy files and directories from one location to another. This command is also called Robust File Copy.

The robocopy command is superior to the more simple copy command because robocopy supports many more options.

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Route

The route command is used to manipulate network routing tables.

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Rpcping

The rpcping command is used to ping a server using RPC.

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Runas

The runas command is used to execute a program using another user's credentials.

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Rwinsta

The rwinsta command is the shorthand version of the reset session command.

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Sc

The sc command is used to configure information about services. The sc command communicates with the Service Control Manager.

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Schtasks

The schtasks command is used to schedule specified programs or commands to run a certain times. The schtasks command can be used to create, delete, query, change, run, and end scheduled tasks.
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Sdbinst

The sdbinst command is used to deploy customized SDB database files.

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Secedit

The secedit command is used to configure and analyze system security by comparing the current security configuration to a template.

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Set

The set command is used to enable or disable certain options in Command Prompt.

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Setlocal

The setlocal command is used to start the localization of environment changes inside a batch or script file.
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Setspn

The setspn command is used to manage the Service Principal Names (SPN) for an Active Directory (AD) service account.
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Setver

The setver command is used to set the MS-DOS version number that MS-DOS reports to a program.

The setver command is not available in 64-bit versions of Windows 8.

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Setx

The setx command is used to create or change environment variables in the user environment or the system environment.

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The sfc command is used to verify and replace important Windows system files. The sfc command is also referred to as System File Checker and Windows Resource Checker. More »

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Share

The share command is used to install file locking and file sharing functions in MS-DOS.

The share command is not available in 64-bit versions of Windows 8. Share is only available in 32-bit versions of Windows 8 to support older MS-DOS files.

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Shift

The shift command is used to change the position of replaceable parameters in a batch or script file.

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The shutdown command can be used to shut down, restart, or log off the current system or a remote computer. More »

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Sort

The sort command is used to read data from a specified input, sort that data, and return the results of that sort to the Command Prompt screen, a file, or another output device.

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Start

The start command is used to open a new command line window to run a specified program or command. The start command can also be used to start an application without creating a new window.

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Subst

The subst command is used to associate a local path with a drive letter. The subst command is a lot like the net use command except a local path is used instead of a shared network path.

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Sxstrace

The sxstrace command is used to start the WinSxs Tracing Utility, a programming diagnostic tool.

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Systeminfo

The systeminfo command is used to display basic Windows configuration information for the local or a remote computer.

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Takeown

The takeown command is used to regain access to a file that an administrator was denied access to when reassigning ownership of the file.

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Taskkill

The taskkill command is used to terminate a running task. The taskkill command is the command line equivalent of ending a process in Task Manager in Windows.

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Tasklist

"Displays a list of applications, services, and the Process ID (PID) currently running on either a local or a remote computer.

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Tcmsetup

The tcmsetup command is used to setup or disable the Telephony Application Programming Interface (TAPI) client.

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Telnet

The telnet command is used to communicate with remote computers that use the Telnet protocol.

The telnet command is not available by default in Windows 8 but can be enabled by turning on the Telnet Client Windows feature from Programs and Features in Control Panel.

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Tftp

The tftp command is used to transfer files to and from a remote computer that's running the Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) service or daemon.

The tftp command is not available by default in Windows 8 but can be enabled by turning on the TFTP Client Windows feature from Programs and Features in Control Panel.

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Time

The time command is used to show or change the current time.

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