Below is a list of core application that would usually be included in a SOE. You could find all this information on the net but thought it would be convenient to have them all in one location so you/I can use it when creating or updating a SOE image.

These have been tested on a Windows 7 SP1 image. But should work on any newer OS

All applications listed below are free or GPL apps that can be deployed in your organization without purchasing any licenses, except for the obvious 🙂

Package Acrobat Reader DC:
Download URL: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/AcrobatDC/
customization wizard ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobat/win/AcrobatDC/misc/
How To Package:
extract the MSI
AcroRdrDC1500920069_en_US.exe -nos_o”C:\Temp\MSI” -nos_ne
Or
Use 7zip to extract to folder
configure the Setup.ini as required (use the custWizard to create MST files if required)
e.g. “Setup.ini”
[Startup]
RequireMSI=3.0
[Product]
PATCH=AcroRdrDCUpd1500920069.msp
msi=AcroRead.msi
CmdLine=TRANSFORMS=”AcroRdrDC.mst” ADDLOCAL=ALL REBOOT=Supress
[MSI Updater]
Path=http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/8.x/8.0/misc/WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe
Install Command: setup.exe /sAll /rs /l

7Zip:
Download URL: http://www.7-zip.org/download.html
How To Package: Install the MSI with MST file below
Install Command: MSIEXEC.EXE /I 7z920.msi TRANSFORMS=7-Zip_Customizations.mst /norestart /qb!
Reference: http://adriank.org/how-to-deploy-7-zip-9-20/

CD burnerXP Program:
Download URL: https://cdburnerxp.se/download?more-options
How To Package: Download and install the provided MSI
Install Command: MSIEXEC /i cdbxp_setup_x64_4.5.4.5306.msi /qb ALLUSERS=”1″

Flash player:
Download URL: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html
How To Package: Download and install the provided MSI
Install Command: msiexec /i install_flash_player_19_active_x.msi /quiet /norestart

Package Google Earth Pro:
Download URL: https://support.google.com/earth/answer/168344?hl=en
How To Package:
Download the latest Pro version exe
Install the application on a test machine
Look in the C:\Windows\Installer folder for a MSI file with a matching time stamp
Check the properties of the MSI to confirm it’s for google earth
Use the attached MST for registration (using generic UN and GEPFREE serial)
Or create your own. Ref: http://tacklebox.cns.ohiou.edu/MSTwithORCA/
Install Command: MSIEXEC /I googleearth-win-pro-7.1.5.1557.msi ALLUSERS=1 /QB TRANSFORMS=GEP.mst

Package Office 2016 MSI:
Download URL: from media or through EA site
How To Package:
Extract the ISO to a folder structure
Download any updates that have been released and add the MSP files to the “Updates” folder
For Oct 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3099951
For Nov 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3108456
Run setup.exe /admin and create a Customization MSP file
Install Command: If you have setup the MSP file then just run the setup.exe

Package Office 365 C2R:
Download URL: Deployment tool https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49117
How To Package:
Configure download.xml file
Setup.exe /download Download.xml
Configure install.xml file to install
Install Command: setup.exe /configure Install.xml

Package Paint.Net:
Download URL: http://www.dotpdn.com/downloads/pdn.html
How To Package: Create an MSI from the downloaded exe file
paint.net.install.exe /createMSI DESKTOPSHORTCUT=0 CHECKFORUPDATES=0 CHECKFORBETAS=0
Install Command: msiexec /i PaintDotNet_x64.msi /qb

Package PDF split and Merge:
Download URL: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfsam/files/pdfsam/
How To Package: Download the MSI version
Install Command: msiexec /i pdfsam-v2_2_4.msi /qb

Package SCCM endpoint protection:
Download URL:
4.7.209.0 [64bit] direct link: http://wsus.ds.download.windowsupdate.com
4.8.204.0 Update [64bit] 05/2015: http://wsus.ds.download.windowsupdate.com
How To Package: Slipstream the update
Configure a custom policy XML if required or push the policy through SCCM
Install Command: setup.exe /s /q

Package Silverlight:
Download URL: http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx
Install Command: Silverlight.exe /q

Package Skype:
Download URL: http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-msi
How To Package: Download the MSI file above
Install Command: msiexec /i SkypeSetup.msi INSTALLLEVEL=1 STARTSKYPE=FALSE ALLUSERS=1 TRANSFORMS=:RemoveStartup.mst TRANSFORMS=:RemoveDesktopShortcut.mst /qr