Assigning a custom icon to an executable .jar in Windows NT
author and iconoclast
posted 12 years ago
From http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/runtime_win32.html :
Icons for Jar-Packaged Applications
You can give your application's Jar file a customized icon. The easiest way to do so is to create a Windows shortcut for your application and set its icon to be your custom icon. This can be done by your application's installer program. You can create a custom icon using any icon editor. An icon editor is contained in many commercial development environment such as Visual C++.