Orca MSI Editor

I had to use a program that Microsoft puts out for free today. It is called and it can be used to edit MSIs at the database level. It is a good tool, but to get it you have to download like 300 megs of junk from MS. It seemed pretty dumb, so I am posting here so that I don’t have to do that anymore.

Download orca.msi

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233 Responses to Orca MSI Editor

  1. Prashant Mehta says:

    Can anyone help me out?

    I want to remove Repair/Remove option in Setup. I want the setup to install everytime it is run,

    Do anyone have an idea hoe it can be done?

  2. Akanimo says:

    Couldnt help but also throw in my $0.02 of thanx for time and effort saved! THANX!!!

  3. vie says:

    thanks for the help buddy..it has saved my time.

  4. Another says:

    Thanks for the file!

  5. Jay says:

    Thanks so much for this file! I really didn’t want to download 300 megs of junk just to get to this file.

    You rule!


  6. Al says:

    Thanks for the download! Saved tons of time over downloaded that whole SDK!


  7. Dinny says:

    Well i guess you blessed me with 10hrs of my life. i would have wasted atleast that much to download the whole SDK for ORCA.

    Thanx Again

  8. Boris Alexandrov says:

    a brilliant and really thoughtfull move. You deserve an award from William Gates.

  9. szlevi says:

    Halleluja, you saved me a lot of time – thank you!!!

  10. Mukta says:

    Thanks a lot. It was really helpful. I was not able to download that stuff.

  11. Arun Mathew says:

    Thanks a lot buddy!!!

  12. muad says:

    u are the man

  13. Gim says:

    Thanks heaps. Was about to start my second attempt at wading through the cruft that is the ‘Windows 2003 Platform SDK’ and it’s associated GenuineAdvantage restrictions.

    Saved. My. Day.

  14. Quimin says:

    Awsome! Thank you much!!!!!!

  15. Hrishi says:

    Thanks a lot!!!!

  16. Raul Macias says:

    Thanks a lot; you saved my day.

  17. ZicoZac says:

    Woooo! Cool Man! Awesome! Thanx!

  18. Vincent says:

    God Bless you πŸ™‚

  19. Francis says:

    Thank you sir

  20. Tinus says:

    Thanx a billion! πŸ˜€

  21. orthoepy says:

    searching for this without the big download forever, thank you muchly

  22. Moloch says:

    Thanks, you saved me alot of time and effort, keep up the great work!

  23. Gert says:

    seems you’re very popular πŸ˜‰

  24. Webster says:

    Thanks dude!

  25. eatman says:

    i downloaded the 300mb! but i formatted my comp w/o backing up this little files!!!
    thanks matey πŸ˜‰

  26. Rob D. says:

    Thanks so much for posting this. It’s always a headache when you find out the one file you need is buried within another bloated download. Much appreciated!

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  29. Jim says:

    Thank God someone had the sense to separate Orca out from the SDK. You’ve just saved me from a 2+ hr download wait before I could continue to try to sort out the mess of an MSI that one of my suppliers has sent me.


  30. raul says:

    Thanks a lot Im from Costa Rica and I have been looking for orca for a long time.

  31. renne says:

    Thanks i really nedded this utility.

  32. ThankFullUser says:

    Thank you very much

  33. Marcos says:

    Nice one Brent πŸ™‚

  34. raj says:

    thanxs mate!

  35. Troy says:

    AWESOME thanks very very much! Saved me heaps of time mate


  36. M says:

    Thanks!!! I didn’t have enough free space to download the whole SDK… So this is perfect

  37. Troz says:

    Thanks heaps mate, I was just going to give it a miss until i came across your site. Big thumbs up.


  38. Musayyub says:

    When installing the Google Video Downloader:-
    http://switch.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/gvdownloader/GVDownloader180.zip,.net framework version 1.1.4322 is required even though .Net framework v2.0 is installed http://www.brentnorris.net/blog/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_confused.gif.

    While searching for the solutions I fall upon this:-

    On further search I landed here and I was deeply relieved http://www.brentnorris.net/blog/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif.

    Thanks a lot, I am saved from dowloading the BIG SDK package http://www.brentnorris.net/blog/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif.

  39. John says:

    Thanks, we need more people like you.

  40. Frank says:

    Brent, Thanx dude, it doesn’t get easier than this !

  41. angelo says:

    u da man. needed this.

  42. Arash says:

    Thanks a lot !! , I need it.

  43. hollister says:

    You rock. thanks for the file

  44. Cesar O. says:

    A millions of thanks for this! It saved me a lot of time!

  45. Berlic says:

    Thanks, dude!
    Saved my time!

  46. Jawad says:

    Thanks dude! saved my time and from downloading 300mb of un-needed junk!

  47. Dirty Harry says:

    Thx Buddy!

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