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:
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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).