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What is the difference between the command prompt and appcmd?
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Cmd is the built in command shell for windows

Appcmd is an iis tool for managing websites and worker processes etc.

http://www.iis.net/learn/get-started/getting-started-with-iis/getting-started-with-appcmdexe
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note that appcmd works only with IIS7 and above.

The command prompt is an interface to enter MS DOS commands. You can read all about it here
http://windows.microsoft.com/is-is/windows/command-prompt-faq#1TC=windows-7

Here's a list of commonly used commands
http://www.kapcom.com.au/windows-cmd-commands-cmd-network-commands.html

However I would recommend learning Powershell which is Microsoft's scripting language supporting both the command line shell and exposing powerful .Net features
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_PowerShell
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