Commonly used start, stop, and monitor features are available from the Windows Start menu under the folder in which the software was installed.
On Windows 8, a single start-panel icon is created. Clicking it switches the screen into desktop mode and opens a Windows Explorer session displaying the installed icons and folders (as normally seen after an installation). Once the explorer session is open, it is recommended that you simply use the standard Window 8 Desktop icon to flip from the start panel to desktop mode or else additional Explorer sessions will open.
Under the Diagnostics Functions folder there is a Command Windows for Manual Operations icon that allows you to issue direct edastart commands and options as documented for other platforms. Typically, these options should are only be used in debugging situations by experience administrators.