I was wondering if they added any new tools to the Windows 8 command line?
Yes, they have made changes to the command line tools available. Some have been added, and others removed.
- checknetisolation - tests Windows Store App network capabilities
- fondue - AKA Features on Demand User Experience Tool, installs optional Windows 8 features
- licensingdiag - creates xml and cab files with installation and registration information
- pwlauncher - enable/disable/show Windows to Go startup options
- register-cimprovider - registers Common Information Model providers
- tpmvscmgr - creates/removes TPM virtual smart cards
- diantz - duplicate of makecab
- mount - probably due to deprecation of Services for UNIX
- nfsadmin - probably due to deprecation of Services for UNIX
- rcp - probably due to deprecation of Services for UNIX
- rpcinfo - probably due to deprecation of Services for UNIX
- rsh - probably due to deprecation of Services for UNIX
- showmount - probably due to deprecation of Services for UNIX
- umount - probably due to deprecation of Services for UNIX
Commands with changes made to them:
- /p option - for data sanitization - meaning changed
- added -x switch
- added -y switch
- added /o switch
- added /hybrid switch
Run CMD and use this list..
New List Of Commands for Windows 8
The checknetisolation command is a developer tool that can be used to test and troubleshoot the network capabilities of a Windows Store app from the Command Prompt
The fondue command is no doubt one of the more memorable new commands in Windows 8. It stands for
Features on Demand User Experience Tool and it's used to install any of the several optional Windows 8 features directly from the command line.
The licensingdiag command is actually a pretty handy tool. You define an XML and a CAB file to create and Windows 8 will generate both, full of information about your Windows 8 installation, specifically product activation and registration related data.
The most reasonable use for licensingdiag is to provide valuable activation troubleshooting information to Microsoft or some other support person.
The pwlauncher command is a command-line tool that can enable, disable, or show the current status of your Windows To Go start-up options
The register-cimprovider command does just that - it registers CIM (Common Information Model) providers in Windows 8 from the command line.
The tpmvscmgr command is a full TPM virtual smart card tool, allowing both the creation and removal of smart cards
Besides that there are some commands that have been removed,the list of removed command can be found here