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Trying to automate a manual procedure in place currently. This is on a Windows 2008 server.

Is there a method to create a self extracting (.exe) zip file from a commandline/batch file?

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No, not without additional software installed on the machine, such as WinZip or WinRAR or 7-Zip, etc.

If you do have one of these other pieces of software, then you'll need to reference its command line options.

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