Create a self extracting ZIP file archive. iexpress.exe must be run with elevated permissions.

      IEXPRESS [ /N [/Q] [/M] ] SED_filename
         [/O:Override_SED_filename, OverrideSectionName] [/D:directory]


  /N   Build package now (SED filename must be specified)
  /Q   Quiet mode when using /N
  /M   Use minimised windows when using /N
  /O   Specify overrideSED file and section
  /D   Override directory for exe stub

When running the created self extracting archive, the following options can be used:

  /Q            Quiet mode
  /T:Full_path  A Temporary working folder
  /C            Extract files only, when used with /T
  /C:cmd        Override the install command defined by the author.

  /R:N    Never restart the computer after installation.
  /R:A    Ask to restart the computer after installation.
  /R:S    Restart the computer after installation without prompting the user.

Running IExpress with no options will launch a GUI wizard.

The error message "Unable to open the report file..." typically means that iexpress needs to be elevated.

Early versions of iexpress were supplied with the Internet Explorer administration kit (IE 5 and IE 6).


Create a zip archive:


Extract an archive, run any installation program specified and then prompt to reboot:

demo.exe /R:A

“He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met” ~ Abraham Lincoln (attr.)


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INF + SED (Self Extraction Directive) file functions

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