All Windows Server console shortcuts

For a quick and more efficient use of a computer, and more importantly a server, use keyboard shortcuts anticipates multiple mouse clicks. Whether it is for a simple Ctrl + C under Word or Alt + Tab to change windows on the screen, using these shortcut keys saves time, avoids launching screens and makes you look like a real expert in front of your friends and colleagues.

For the administration of a Windows server, if PowerShell commands are more and more common, there are still many features that can only be accessed and configured via a graphical interface. This guide provides the console list MSC accessible by a simple Run + console name to directly open the window that interests us, without going through the Start menu, Administration Tools and Server Manager.

This tutorial is compatible with the latest versions of Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012 / R2, 2008 / R2 .

Shortcuts to Windows Server administration consoles

The fastest way is to open the Run Utility by combining it with the”” combination.  Windows + R key  » :

  • adfs.msc Active Directory Federation Services
  • adrmsadmin.msc Active Directory Rights Management Services
  • adsiedit.msc Active Directory Services Interfaces Editor
  • azman.msc Authorization manager: Authorization manager
  • certlm.msc Local Computer Certificates
  • certmgr.msc Certificate Manager: Certificate Manager
  • certsrv.msc Certification Authority: Certification Authority
  • certtmpl.msc Certificate Template Console: Certificate Template Console
  • cluadmin.msc Switching cluster manager: Switching cluster manager
  • comexp.msc Component services: Component services
  • compmgmt.msc Computer management: Computer management
  • devmgmt.msc Device manager: Device manager
  • dhcpmgmt.msc Manager: Manager DHCP
  • diskmgmt.msc Disk management: Disk management
  • dsa.msc Users and Active Directory Computers
  • dfsmgmt.msc Management of DFS
  • dnsmgmt.msc Manager: Manager DNS
  • domain.msc Domains and approvals Active Directory
  • dssite.msc Active Directory Sites and Services
  • eventvwr.msc Event observer: Event observer.
  • fsmgmt.msc Shared folders: Shared folders
  • fxsmgmt.msc Microsoft Fax Services Manager
  • fsrm.msc File server resource manager: File server resource manager
  • gpedit.msc Local Group Policy Editor
  • gpmc.msc Group Policy Management Console
  • gpme.msc Search for the group policy object
  • gptedit.msc Group Policy Object Editor Starter
  • hcscfg.msc Integrity Registration Authority
  • idmumgmt.msc Identity Manager: Identity Manager
  • iis.msc Internet Information Services Manager
  • lsdiag.msc : RD Licensing Diagnoser
  • lusrmgr.msc Local users and groups: Local users and groups
  • napclcfg.msc Client configuration: Client configuration NAP
  • nfsmgmt.msc Management: Management NFS
  • nps.msc Network Policy Server: Network Policy Server
  • ocsp.msc Answering machine on line
  • perfmon.msc Performance monitoring: Performance monitoring
  • pkiview.msc Enterprise: Enterprise PKI
  • printmanagement.msc Print management (shared printers)
  • rrasmgmt.msc Routing and remote access
  • rsop.msc Resulting set of strategies
  • scanmanagement.msc Scanning management (scanner)
  • secpol.msc Local Security Strategy: Local Security Strategy
  • services.msc Services: Services
  • schmmgmt.msc : Active Directory Schema
  • storagemgmt.msc Sharing and storage management
  • tapimgmt.msc Telephony: Telephony
  • taskschd.msc Task Scheduler: Task Scheduler
  • tpm.msc Management of the platform module: secure form
  • tsgateway.msc Gateway Manager: Gateway Manager RD
  • wbadmin.msc Backup of the Windows server
  • winsmgmt.msc Management: Management WINS
  • wlbbackup.msc Local backup: Local backup
  • wf.msc Firewall: Windows firewall with advanced security
  • wmimgmt.msc Control: Control WMI
  • wsus.msc Windows Server Update Services

console compmgmt msc

Among the most used, let us quote in the management of the computer: compmgmt, devmgmt, diskmgmt, eventvwr, services. And to manage Active Directory roles: dhcpmgmt, dnsmgmt, domain, adfs, fsmgmt, gpmc.

The compmgmt.msc console opens a Computer Management, as on a Windows workstation or an older version of Windows Server. This allows you to find all the other consoles, without having to go through the new Server Manager.