PowerTip: Open Windows 8 Control Panel Items from PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to open Windows 8 Control Panel items from within Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I open a Control Panel item, such as Windows Firewall, from within Windows PowerShell?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Show-ControlPanelItem cmdlet. To get a list of openable Control Panel items, use the Get-ControlPanelItem cmdlet, as shown here.

Show-ControlPanelItem *firewall*

Get-ControlPanelItem ‘Windows Firewall’