IExpress Once you've established a connection, HyperTerminal is merely a portal through which you can type commands and view information. The specific commands and information depend on the type of connection you're using and what the host computer supports. All the options in HyperTerminal deal with managing connection profiles (saved as .ht files) and configuring the display (e.g., choosing fonts, colors, etc.). The transfer menu is used to help transfer files with the remote computer and is used only with terminal access. To transfer files with computers accessed with Telnet, use FTP. Notes For support and upgrades to HyperTerminal, go to IExpress IExpress \windows\system32\iexpress.exe Create a self-extracting/self-installing package, used to distribute files and install appli- cations. Windows XP Appli- cations and Tools To Open Command Prompt iexpress Usage iexpress.exe [/n [/q] [/m]] file [/o:overide file,section] Description A self-extracting/self-installing package is actually an application, commonly known as an in- staller or setup program, that is used to install one or more files onto a Windows system and, optionally, to execute a setup script. IExpress is an interactive program that helps you create these packages, making it easy to, among other things, distribute files to other computers (see Figure 4-42). Say you wish to put together a collection of documents that can be sent to another user, either via email, or by using a floppy disk or CD. Rather than simply sending the files separately or compressing them into a .zip file, both of which would require additional instructions, not to mention a reasonably knowledgeable and patient recipient, you can make a full-featured, pro- fessional-looking installer with IExpress. When you start IExpress, the IExpress Wizard guides you through the steps to creating a self- extracting package. The first step prompts for a Self Extraction Directive (.sed) file, a file that contains all the options and files to include. If you don't have one, select "Create new Self Extraction Directive file" and click Next. The next page, "Package purpose," asks what you want the installer to do with the files on the target computer when the package is opened by its recipient. If you select the first option, "Extract files and run an installation command," the files will be copied to a temporary folder and a separate installer program that you provide will be launched. If you don't have a separate Chapter 4:Windows XP Applications and Tools | 201