The following sample database is currently available for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008:
Just a day ago I received a question from a reader who just installed SQL Server 2008. After the installation user did not find any sample database along with installation. The user wants to install the sample database which he is very much used to. Let us learn about Sample Database AdventureWorks.
I have mentioned the history of NorthWind, Pubs and AdventureWorks in my previous post SQL SERVER – 2005 NorthWind Database or AdventureWorks Database – Samples Databases. I have been receiving very frequent request for NorthWind Database for SQL Server 2005 and installation method.
SQL Server 2005 does not install sample databases by default due to security reasons.I have received many questions regarding where is sample database in SQL Server 2005. One can install it afterward. AdventureWorks and AdvetureWorksDS are the new sample databases for SQL Server 2005, they can be download from here. Let us learn how to install NorthWind Database – samples databases.