Windows 7/Vista RUNDLL32 Shortcut Commands

Here is a list of RUNDLL32 shortcuts that can be used in Windows 7 and Vista. I love these shortcuts. I use them all the time to create shortcut icons for my users or when creating batch files.

Hold down the Windows key and press R to bring up the run box, then type one of the following commands.

Add/Remove Programs
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,0

Content Advisor
RunDll32.exe msrating.dll,RatingSetupUI

Control Panel
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL

Date and Time Properties
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl

Display Settings
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL access.cpl,,3

Device Manager
RunDll32.exe devmgr.dll DeviceManager_Execute

Folder Options – File Types
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_Options 2

Folder Options – General
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 0

Folder Options – Search
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 2

Folder Options – View
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 7

Forgotten Password Wizard
RunDll32.exe keymgr.dll,PRShowSaveWizardExW

RunDll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState

Keyboard Properties
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl @1

Lock Screen
RunDll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

Mouse Properties
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl @0

Map Network Drive
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL Connect

Network Connections
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL ncpa.cpl

Power Options
RunDll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL powercfg.cpl

Regional Settings
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,,3

Stored Usernames and Passwords
RunDll32.exe keymgr.dll,KRShowKeyMgr

System Properties: Advanced
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,4

System Properties: Automatic Updates
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,5

Taskbar Properties
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 1

User Accounts
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL nusrmgr.cpl

Windows Security Center
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL wscui.cpl

Windows – About
RunDll32.exe SHELL32.DLL,ShellAboutW

Unplug/Eject Hardware
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

Windows Firewall
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL firewall.cpl

Wireless Network Setup
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL NetSetup.cpl,@0,WNSW


  1. Nandana says

    I know this is a old thread. But can some one help me to find the equivalent Win7 command to the below XP command;
    rundll32 SHELL32.DLL,ShellExec_RunDLL

  2. gesswork says

    “Change advanced power settings” shortcut

    “Power option” “Advanced settings” tab

    RunDll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL powercfg.cpl,,1

  3. Ravu says

    Good article. Its helps a lot for the vista users a lot. I have quick questions. What is the shortcut command for “undock PC” from the docking station. I wonder there is any? Please let me know if you find one… that helps me a lot.

  4. Alby says

    Good article! I have been striving in the past days to find how to launch the CD Writing Wizard (same as right clicking the CD icon on My Computer and selecting “Write these files to CD”). Does anyone know how to do it or where to find info on how to determine these shortcuts from the running processes or their threads?

  5. sameer says

    i had downloaded themes for vista,but it has corrupted,and it has telling that”Rundll32 has stopped” then i have set current theme but it is also not working,how i can restore it?

  6. Stuart Halliday says

    You know the command to get the “Network Places” or “Microsoft Windows Network” window up on XP?

  7. Radovan says

    Plese help me! I have problem with Windows media player for vista. Player need Rundll32 and he dont wanna to play muvie…I was up date vista but dont work. Please help me.

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