I can't install AdventureWorks2008

Sep 3, 2009 at 3:07 PM


I bought a book (SQL Server 2008 for Dummies), and I'm suggested to download AdventureWorks 2008. That what I did from CodePlex Site. But, when I try to install it, I get the following message from Windows "This installation package could not be opened. Contact application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer Package".

Trying to find a solution the problem, I was led to this web page http://msftdbprodsamples.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?title=Database%20Prerequisites&ProjectName=MSFTDBProdSamples   

So, those are my questions;

  • How do I find out the the SQL Server version (How do I know if my version possesses Full-Text Search, File Stream, etc.) 
  • In case I do not have those services, How do I add them? 

In fact, while following install the Full-Text Search  procedures as described in the above page, I fails at the secong line. Instead of having the possibility to choose a name and click next. Instead, I get a Windows browser that ask me to Browse for SQL Server installation Media. I tried several folder, starting by Downloads one, without success.

Any Help for how to install AdventureWorks2008?

Thank you for helping me.