You want to manage features of Windows from the command-line, such as turning on and off your monitor, etc. This may include doing so via Batch files, gathering data, etc.
Use Nirsoft’s NirCmd! NirCmd is a command-line tool that gives you power over Microosft Windows objects that you normally can only get to via the GUI (and sometimes not even then).
Some examples follow.
Place a Monitor into Power-Saving Mode
Here’s an example: You want to set a monitor to power-saving mode to troubleshoot a problem (e.g., it takes too long to come back on per a user, and you want to verify that).
C:> nircmd monitor off
This immediately puts the monitor into power-saving mode.
Copy a File to the Desktop of Multiple Windows PC’s
C:> nircmd.exe multiremote copy “c:tempcomputers.txt” urlshortcut “http://www.nirsoft.net” “~$folder.common_desktop$” “NirSoft”
Here, we created a URL shortcut on the Desktops of all of the computers listed in the file c:tempcomputers.txt.
When paired with other tools such as PSTools, NirCmd’s power is increased even further allowing you to manipulate almost every detail of a remote computer.