Windows 8 & 7 RUNDLL32 Shortcut Commands

Here is a list of RUNDLL32 shortcuts that can be used in Microsoft Windows 8 and 7. 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 followed by “Enter“:

  • 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
  • Hibernate
    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

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