How to Convert a Batch File into an Executable
RenegadeTech from the Renegade's Random Tech blog pubbed this very useful tutorial showing how to convert batch files or .vbs scripts into executable files by using IExpress, a lesser-known native XP application. This could be very useful for all of you heavy scripters out there.
Windows XP will not allow you to pin a shortcut to the start menu that points to a network drive. For this reason it can be necessary to write a batch file to launch a program. The issue is that a shortcut pointed to a .bat file also contains no “Pin to Start Menu” option. While it can be dragged onto the start menu, this leaves no option for scripting these shortcuts. The simple solution is to convert the .bat file to an .exe file and lucky for us Windows XP includes a tool that can do it…
Check it out (via LifeHacker).