- These addons directly integrate command line tools created by Microsoft.
- Addons intended for Windows XP x86/x64, and Windows Server 2003 x64.
- Info links:
- From Windows Driver Kit v7.1.0:
- From Windows 7 SP1:
- From Heath Stewart's MSDN Blog:
- MsiX.exe — Extract cabinets (CAB) and transforms (MST) from Microsoft Patch (MSP) files.
- Related files: MsiX.pdb
- RoboCopy.exe — (version XP010) - Network file copy and synchronization tool that can recover from brief connection disruptions.
- x86 Addon for XP
- Link: 5er_Win7CMDToolsForNT5x_Addon_v2012-01_3_x86.7z
Size: 664 KB
x64 Addon for XP/2003
- Link: 5er_Win7CMDToolsForNT5x_Addon_v2012-01_3_x64.7z
Size: 1013 KB
- Expand.exe and its MUI file were taken from a Windows 7 x64 SP1 source. A catalog file was found to go with the MUI, but it's not included because no errors are thrown in its absence and it is over a megabyte in size. And I have been unable to find a catalog file that works in XP to go with the EXE. SetupErr.log will show errors for the EXE if we replace the old version with the new without a suitable CAT file installed. To prevent these errors it is necessary to delay the replacement until first logon. However, System File Checker will still complain when run (SFC.exe /scannow), but it will not find the original file. The Expand5 file in the packages is the original file from the target operating system and is used only during Windows setup.
Should there ever be an update to Expand.exe for Windows XP/2003, nLite will not replace the Windows 7 version due to the file's version number and it will not check Expand5. If an update is released for Windows 7, please let me know so I can update the files in these addons.
Neither version of RoboCopy comes with a 64-bit executable so they are installed to %SystemRoot%. The 32 and 64-bit files from Windows 7 update KB2639043-v3 were tried, but they fail to run and give the error: "...not a valid Win32 application." The Vista/Win2008 versions also fail in this manner as reported by readers of Martin Zugec's blog.
MsiX.exe is included as originally compiled in its 32-bit form. It is installed in %SystemRoot% since I see no pressing need to compile a 64-bit version.
- [2012/02/05 21:15 UTC] - v2012-01_3 - Added a workaround for when the WMP11 Slipstreamer overwrites MSDelta.dll after this addon has been applied.
- [2012/01/29 00:35 UTC] - v2012-01_2 - Added MsiX.exe.
- [2012/01/28 22:15 UTC] - v2012-01_1 - Initial release.