I know this is not strictly Exchange related content, but I’ll make an exception here, as I have always been a big fan of the Windows Run command. It is not possible to navigate to common areas of configuration within the operating system more quickly than using keyboard commands at the Run box.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s this thing of beauty here:
So I thought I might share with you some of the commands that I use on a daily basis. I guarantee that if you start using the keyboard MORE and the mouse LESS for accessing these areas, you will find more minutes in the day on the substance of an issue rather than trying to find ‘where that tool is’!
This is by no means a full list, just the commands that I use all the time and find useful.
cmd – Command Prompt
compmgmt.msc – Computer Management
eventvwr – Event Viewer
sysdm.cpl – System Properties
dnsmgmt.msc – DNS Management
dhcpmgmt.msc – DHCP Management
control – Control Panel
tasks – Scheduled tasks
appwiz.cpl – Add/Remove programs
notepad – Notepad
mspaint – Microsoft Paint
winword – Word
excel – Excel
msaccess – Access
outlook – Outlook
iexplore < + Optional website if you like> – Internet Explorer
regedit – Registry Editor
services.msc – services MMC snap in
One other very useful shortcut is ‘Ctrl & +’ – this will zoom into webpages so instead of squinting you can read content easily and then ‘Ctrl & -‘ to zoom back out. (thanks goes to my porky friend Eric for this one)