SQL 2008 sample database problems

Oct 20, 2009 at 1:02 AM

I have followed each and every detail in the requirements checking and for downloading and setting up the correct environment for using the .zip files to populate the sample databases and have not had success. It says that the .mdf file does not exist, and there are no such files in the DATA folder after running the related sql query. There are some tables created in the master database, as well as some views, but the tables are empty. I used the SQLEXPRADV_x64_ENU.exe file to download the SQL Server Express, with the Full-text search, and started the daemon launcher. I tried to install the db's with SQL2008.AdventureWorks_All_Database

s.x64.msi, but that failed without explanation. I then used the .zip files from SQL2008.AdventureWorks_All_Databases.zip, and ran the query in the SSMS after making sure that I had the instance and pathway information correct, and it is not working. Any help out there?....Thanks.