Extract MSI files from (some) Microsoft EXEs
Certain files from Microsoft (in particular, things such as PowerPoint Viewer and the Office 2007 Compat. Pack) are provided as .exe files. If you’re looking for something a little easier to roll out via Group Policy, you can extract the archive files to a folder of your choice by adding the __/extract __or /c command line switches. Which switch to use depends on the package, but you can usually do /? to get an explanation of all the options. The files Microsoft provides usually contain some MSI files you can then add to a Software Policy.