Starting with Windows 2000, Microsoft has included MAKECAB.EXE as a standard component.
When you open a CMD.EXE window and type makecab /?, you receive a display similar to:
Microsoft (R) Cabinet Maker - Version 5.1.2600.2142 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.. MAKECAB \[/V\[n\]\] \[/D var=value ...\] \[/L dir\] source \[destination\] MAKECAB \[/V\[n\]\] \[/D var=value ...\] /F directive_file \[...\] source File to compress. destination File name to give compressed file. If omitted, the last character of the source file name is replaced with an underscore (_) and used as the destination. /F directives A file with MakeCAB directives (may be repeated). /D var=value Defines variable with specified value. /L dir Location to place destination (default is current directory). /V\[n\] Verbosity level (1..3).For more information on using MAKECAB.EXE, extract MAKECAB.DOC.