Find myself constantly changing NIC properties every day (switch, router, etc. config). Any happy fun command to open this dialog (.cpl or .msc) from the Run dialog?


ncpa.cpl will open up the Network Connections window.

Or you can create a Shortcut to:
C:\Windows\System32\control.exe ncpa.cpl

Official MS List of .cpl commands to access a number of Control Panel tools.

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  • Reference for run commands : Windows run commands – Sriniv Oct 14 '13 at 8:44
  • Definitely a good one to pin to the Start Menu. You have to set 'control.exe ncpa.cpl' as the target. If you try to use just 'ncpa.cpl' it will only let you pin it to Settings, which is lame. – petrsnd May 18 '17 at 17:39

Try ncpa.cpl, control netconnections, or ::{208d2c60-3aea-1069-a2d7-08002b30309d}.

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Just in case anyone else likes to also launch a particular connection within the dialog automatically, Here is a good solution.

"rasphone.exe -d "<connection name>"

One may create a shortcut to it or just use it from command line.

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