Create a self-extracting/self-installing package, used to distribute files and install applications.
Command Prompt →
iexpress.exe [/n [/q] [/m]]
A self-extracting/self-installing package is actually an application, commonly known as an installer or setup program, that is used to install one or more files onto a Windows system and, optionally, to execute a setup script. IExpress is an interactive program that helps you create these packages, making it easy to, among other things, distribute files to other computers (see Figure 4-44).
Figure 4-44. The IExpress Wizard lets you package up a collection of files for easy distribution
Say you wish to put together a collection of documents that can be
sent to another user, either via email, or by using a floppy disk or
CD. Rather than simply sending the files separately or compressing
them into a
file, both of which would require
additional instructions, not to mention a reasonably knowledgeable
and patient recipient, you can make a full-featured,
professional-looking installer with IExpress.
When you start IExpress, the IExpress Wizard guides you through the
steps to creating a self-extracting package. The first step prompts
for a Self Extraction Directive
.sed) file, a file that contains all the options and files to ...