We can use Control Panel tools either by navigating to Control Panel or via using command line. It's an useful way from an administrator's point of view.
All control panel tools are named with .cpl extension as *.cpl and all the .cpl files are strored in %systemroot%\system32 folder. We have to use the names of control panel tools by which they are present in this folder.
Here are list of .cpl files:-
Control Panel Applet CPL File
Accessibility Wizard Access.cpl
Add/Remove Programs Appwiz.cpl
Internet Settings Inetcpl.cpl
Regional,Language Options Intl.cpl
Gaming Options Joy.cpl
Sounds & Audio Options Mmsys.cpl
Network Connections Ncpa.cpl
Administrative Tools\Data Sources (ODBC) Odbc32.cpl
Power Options Powercfg.cpl
Phone & Modem Options Telephon.cpl
Date & Time Timedate.cpl
Run Control Panel applets from the command line by just typing:-
control <applet name>
1. srvmgr.cpl - use services, devices or server
2. main.cpl - Fonts, Mouse, Printers or Keyboard
3. mmsys.cpl - Sounds or Multimedia
There are some instances when the .cpl file represents more than one control panel applet when you need to pass a parameter of which applet to run.
For an Example: "control main.cpl printers" will run the printer control panel applet.