In a previously blog entry, The Orca Tool – A MSI Creator and Package viewer, I discussed the Orca tool for working with MSI Databases. The utility does its work so there is nothing to complain about. OK, one negative thing is that we must download the whole Windows SDK in order to get the tool.
Later on I discovered a non-Microsoft and a free utility with the name SuperOrca. It’s provided by Pantaray Research who is also the vendor of QSetup, an installation tool. The advantage with this tool compared with Orca is that it offers
- a compare function (between two MSI packages),
- a more powerful search function and
- a better and more powerful scan function.
The following screen shot shows the main Windows of SuperOrca:
The tool is available for download together with its manual at SuperOrca.