Color Command In Windows Server 2008

In this article I will discuss about how to use Color command in Windows Server 2008.
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Color command requires Windows 7, Windows Server 2008,Windows Vista and Windows XP. Color command is one of the Windows Server 2008 command line tool. Color command is use to change the text and background colors of the command prompt window.


color [[<B>][<T>]]
  • If Color command is used without parameters, then this command changes the color to the default values used when CMD.EXE started.
  • Do not apply space character between T and B


Parameters of Color command Description
<T> Sets foreground( text) color.
<B> Sets background color.

List of values for T and B

Code Number Color
0 Black
1 Blue
2 Green
3 Aqua
4 Red
5 Purple
6 Yellow
7 White
8 Gray
9 Light Blue
A Light Green
B Light Aqua
C Light Red
D Light Purple
E Light Yellow
F Light White


Background color changes to blue and color of text changes to white within command prompt window.

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