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Typing IEXPRESS.EXE in the command box launches IExpress 2.0 wizard to let you create an installation package.

I wonder if I'm the only one that didn't already know about this...

[Update] This exists in Windows 2000 as well as XP. I don't know anyone with win98 that can check for IExpress there.


Awesome. I'm still trying to figure out what this thing does... maybe I can use it for a quick and dirty .NET installer?


Shane said:

Thanks for posting that. I had no idea about it.

It looks to be a self-extraction executable wizard.
# August 28, 2003 12:20 PM

Jean Gauthier said:

anyone with problems with it ?
Why is microsoft advertising ANOTHER way to install stuff when it has the whole MSI windows installer thing going on already ?

Let me know & Thx

Pls reply on my email if you can

Thanks !
# January 22, 2004 3:58 PM

dumb said:

Yeah, this ain't another installer. It's rather like a zip sfx maker, it just creates cab sfx instead of zip self-extractors.
# February 11, 2004 2:30 PM

jerry cole said:

i'm dumb. I'm trying to turn a .vbs into a .exe and I still don't know how
# May 25, 2004 11:11 AM

amckern said:

I have been using iexpress to make add-on exe's with in my NSI installers, where everything sits in the same path root


If you have a application that has everything in the same folder, such as a driver, you can use iexpress.exe to make it into an installer, that will run your .INI / .INF once its extracted everything

The majority of Microsoft products use the iexpress application as well - take Direct x 9.c April 2006 - when the app asks you where do you want to extract, your looking at the iexpress interface.
# May 25, 2006 11:29 AM