Windows Vista Command Prompt Commands (Part 3)

Part 3 of a Complete List of CMD Commands Available in Windows Vista

Screenshot of the xcopy help command in a Windows Vista Command Prompt
Xcopy Help Command in Windows Vista.

This is the final part of a 3-part, alphabetical list of commands available from the Windows Vista Command Prompt.

See Windows Vista Command Prompt Commands Part 1 for the first set of commands.

append - lpr | makecab - tscon | tsdiscon - xcopy


The tsdiscon command is used to disconnect a Remote Desktop session.


The tskill command is used to end the specified process.


The type command is used to display the information contained in a text file.


The typerperf command displays performance data in the Command Prompt window or writes the data to a specified log file.


The umount command is used to remove Network File System (NFS) mounted network shares.

The umount command is not available by default in Windows Vista but can be enabled by turning on the Services for NFS Windows feature from Programs and Features in Control Panel.


The unlodctr command removes Explain text and Performance counter names for a service or device driver from the Windows Registry.


The ver command is used to display the current Windows or MS-DOS version number.


The verify command is used to enable or disable the ability of Command Prompt to verify that files are written correctly to a disk.


The vol command shows the volume label and​ the serial number of a specified disk, assuming this information exists.


The vssadmin command starts the Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command line tool which displays current volume shadow copy backups and all installed shadow copy writers and providers.


The w32tm command is used to diagnose issues with Windows Time.


The waitfor command is used to send or wait for a signal on a system.


The wbadmin command is used start and stop backup jobs, display details about a previous backup, list the items within a backup, and report on the status of a currently running backup.


The wecutil command is used to manage subscriptions to events that are forwarded from WS-Management supported computers.


The wevtutil command starts the Windows Events Command Line Utility which is used to manage event logs and publishers.


The where command is used to search for files that match a specified pattern.


The whoami command is used to retrieve user name and group information on a network.


The winrm command is used to start the command line version of Windows Remote Management, used to manage secure communications with local and remote computers using web services.


The winrs command is used to open a secure command window with a remote host.


The winsat command starts the Windows System Assessment Tool, a program that assesses various features, attributes, and capabilities of a computer running Windows.


The wmic command starts the Windows Management Instrumentation Command line (WMIC), a scripting interface that simplifies the use of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and systems managed via WMI.


The wsmanhttpconfig command is used to manage aspects of the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service.


The xcopy command can copy one or more files or directory trees from one location to another.

The xcopy command is generally considered a more "powerful" version of the copy command, though the robocopy command trumps even xcopy.

Did I Miss a Command Prompt Command?

I tried hard to include every single command available within the Command Prompt in Windows Vista in my list above but I certainly could have missed one. If I did, please let me know so I can add it.