Microsoft KB Archive/254212

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Deleting and Recovering Administrative Tools Shortcuts in Control Panel


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional


This article describes how to delete and recover Administrative Tools shortcuts.


To Delete a Shortcut in Administrative Tools

To delete a shortcut, right-click an icon within the Administrative Tools folder in Control Panel and then click Delete to delete the icon. When you do so, you are prompted for confirmation. If you confirm the deletion, the shortcut is sent to the Recycle Bin.

The Administrative Tools folder in Control Panel is a normal folder. The icons in the Administrative Tools folder are simply shortcuts to the actual programs.

This may be confusing because you cannot delete items in Control Panel in earlier versions of Windows.

To Recover a Deleted Shortcut

To recover a deleted shortcut, double-click Recycle Bin on the desktop to open it, click the deleted shortcut, and then click Restore on the File menu to restore it.

If the shortcut is no longer in the Recycle Bin, you can recreate the shortcut in the Administrative Tools folder. The shortcuts in the Administrative Tools folder are listed below.

Name: Component Services
Target: c:\winnt\system32\com\comexp.msc
Start In: (Blank) Comment: Configures and manages COM+ applications

Name: Computer Management
Target: %SystemRoot%\system32\compmgmt.msc /s
Start In: %HomeDrive%%HomePath%
Comment: Starts and stops services, manages disks, and provides access to other system tools to manage local and remote computers.

Name: Data Sources (ODBC)
Target: %SystemRoot%\system32\odbcad32.exe
Start In: %HomeDrive%%HomePath%
Comment: Adds, removes, and configures Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) data sources and drivers.

Name: Event Viewer
Target: %SystemRoot%\system32\eventvwr.msc /s
Start In: %HomeDrive%%HomePath%
Comment: Displays monitoring and troubleshooting messages from Windows and other programs.

Name: Performance
Target: %SystemRoot%\system32\perfmon.msc /s
Start In: %HomeDrive%%HomePath%
Comment: Displays graphs of system performance and configures data logs and alerts.

Name: Server Extensions Administrator
Target: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\40\bin\FPMMC.MSC"
Start In: (Blank)
Comment: Server Extensions Administrator

Name: Internet Services Manager
Target: %SystemRoot%\system32\mmc.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\inetsrv\iis.msc /s
Start In: %HomeDrive%%HomePath%
Comment: (Blank)

Name: Personal Web Manager
Target: %SystemRoot%\system32\inetsrv\pws.exe
Start In: %HomeDrive%%HomePath%
Comment: (Blank)

Name: System Monitor
Target: %SystemRoot%\system32\sysmon.msc /s
Start In: %HomeDrive%%HomePath%
Comment: (Blank)

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Last Reviewed: October 24, 2000
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