Quick tip: Accessing the Control Panel from PowerShell

I haven’t seen many people use this, but it’s quite simple to access items in the Control Panel directly from PowerShell, using the Get-ControlPanelItem and Show-ControlPanelItem cmdlets.

Use Get-ControlPanelItem to list all items in the Control Panel:

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Or use wildcards to search for specific items:

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When you have found the item you want to open, use Show-ControlPanelItem:

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