MSI Installer Testing Tool: MSI Database Reader and Reporter

I had a need to view and create a report on an MSI database (from an MSI installer) and another tool was born. MSI Database Reader & Reporter enables you to view the contents of an MSI database (a feature already handled by Orca) but….then create an html report of that database. This is valuable for installer testing since the report is essentially an .msi installer snapshot, and you can view differences between installers  by doing a file difference report between two the html reports. Download MSI Database Reader & Reporter here (25.02 KB). Just unzip and run. View an example .msi database report here (224.2 KB, created from WatirNUT Setup.msi).


Sample Section of an MSI Database Report:

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