How to Open Administrative Tools in Windows 10
Administrative Tools is a folder in Control Panel that contains tools for system administrators and advanced users. The tools in the folder might vary depending on which version of Windows you are using.
This tutorial will show you different ways for how to open Administrative Tools in Windows 10.
Some common administrative tools in this folder include:
||Configure and administer Component Object Model (COM) components. Component Services is designed for use by developers and administrators.
||Manage local or remote computers by using a single, consolidated desktop tool. Using Computer Management, you can perform many tasks, such as monitoring system events, configuring hard disks, and managing system performance.
|Defragment and Optimize Drives
||Use Defragment and Optimize drives to help your computer run more efficiently. Windows automatically defragments and optimizes drives as part of regular maintenance.
||Reduce the number of unnecessary files on your computer's drives. It deletes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes many other items that you might no longer need. Windows automatically runs Disk Cleanup as part of regular maintenance.
||View information about significant events, such as a program starting or stopping, or a security error, which are recorded in event logs.
||Provides management access to your virtualization platform.
||Configure advanced connections between storage devices on a network.
|Local Security Policy
||View and edit Group Policy security settings.
|ODBC Data Sources
||Use Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) to move data from one type of database (a data source) to another.
||View advanced system information about the central processing unit (CPU), memory, hard disk, and network performance.
||Manage printers and print servers on a network and perform other administrative tasks.
||See how your system resources are being used by processes and services. Resource Monitor can help you analyze unresponsive processes, identify which apps are using files, and manage processes and services.
||Manage the different services that run in the background on your computer.
||Identify problems that might be preventing Windows from running correctly.
||View details about your computer, operating system, hardware, and software, including drivers—also known as msinfo32.exe.
||Schedule programs or other tasks to run automatically.
|Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
||Configure advanced firewall settings on both this computer and remote computers on your network.
|Windows Memory Diagnostic
||Check your computer's memory to see if it's functioning properly.
EXAMPLE: Administrative Tools
Open Administrative Tools from All Apps
Open All apps
in your Start menu.
Scroll down and expand open Windows Administrative Tools
, and click/tap on the administrative tool you want to open. (see screenshot below)
Open Administrative Tools from Control Panel
Open Administrative Tools from Settings
, and click/tap on the System
Click/tap on About
on the left side, and click/tap on the Additional administrative tools
link under Related settings
at the bottom of the right side. (see screenshot below)
Open Administrative Tools in File Explorer
Open File Explorer
Copy and paste the path below into the address bar
in File Explorer, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)
%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools