PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Launch Item from Control Panel

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to launch an item from the Control Panel.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to launch the Mail item on the Control Panel in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-ControlPanelItem with a wildcard character to retrieve the item, then pipe the results to the Show-ControlPanelItem cmdlet:

Get-ControlPanelItem *mail* | Show-ControlPanelItem