In Windows XP Inside Out, we listed a bunch of command-line shortcuts that can take you to useful spots within the Windows interface, usually much faster than the point-and-click method. Instead of drilling down through the Start menu, just click Start, Run, type in one of the following commands, and press Enter. Here are a few examples of the command that open common management tools directly:
|Computer Management console||Compmgmt.msc|
In each case, you’ll notice that the command ends with .msc. That extension means the utility is a saved Microsoft Console (technically, a Microsoft Common Console Document). The names are reasonably intuitive, and if you do a lot of system maintenance and are comfortable with the command line, these shortcuts can save you a few seconds here and there.