20 Oktober 2010 0:15
I suspect that I'm not the only one having this issue, but I can't seem to find an answer in forums.
I am using the book "SQL Server 2008 Step-by-Step" and trying to download the 'AdventureWorks2008*.msi' and 'AdventureWorksDW2008*.msi' files as instructed in Part I, pg 28, and these files do not seem to exist on codeplex.
20 Oktober 2010 0:48Moderator
The book is out-dated. The .msi was replaced with a .exe installation application. You can find it here: http://msftdbprodsamples.codeplex.com/releases/view/37109. Run the AdventureWorks2008_SR4.exe file. Please read Database Prerequisites for steps to take before installing the databases and see Installing Databases for step by step installation instructions.
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29 Agustus 2012 5:12Moderator
Over the past week, we've made good progress in helping to clarify the AdventureWorks sample database options.
Derrick VanArnam has done a great job of clarifying the entries in codeplex here:
I've also added a blog entry to help getting started with the sample databases and determine the correct version: