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    Essential software list

    I thought it was time to try to bring a little order to the Essential Software List on the WiKi so I've categorized it!

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    Re: Essential software list

    You have been busy

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    Re: Essential software list

    Thanks AJ !

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    Re: Essential software list

    Very useful.

    Orca link doesn't seem to link to anything called orca however

    regards

    Simon

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    Re: Essential software list

    Orca is installed by orca.msi which is part of that SDK.

    You have to download the lot to get it.

    Ben

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    Re: Essential software list

    You don't need to download the entire SDK. I've updated the link so it now points to the Windows 2003 Server R2 Platform SDK Web Install. I've also added a footnote on how to get ORCA.MSI by doing a minimal SDK install.

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    Re: Essential software list

    I also note that the latest version of Orca has the ability to generate it's own GUIDs. Woo hoo! It's finally possible to create an MSI by hand without referring to an online GUID generator and copy/paste!

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    Re: Essential software list

    I just found a link on Aaron Stebner's weblog to a zipped up copy of the latest version of Orca.

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    Re: Essential software list

    Quote Originally Posted by ajbritton
    Woo hoo! It's finally possible to create an MSI by hand without referring to an online GUID generator and copy/paste!
    You don't know just how geeky that sounds

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    Re: Essential software list

    Quote Originally Posted by ITWombat
    Quote Originally Posted by ajbritton
    Woo hoo! It's finally possible to create an MSI by hand without referring to an online GUID generator and copy/paste!
    You don't know just how geeky that sounds


    Yes I know, small things amuse small minds! But I'm surely not the only one who'll be delighted by this addition...will I? C'mon MSI hackers... don't make me start a poll on this one!

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    Re: Essential software list

    Excellent work AJ!

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