I downloaded the free MSDN Visual Web Developer Kit along with SQL 2005 Express Editions. On the starter page I followed the link: WALKTHROUGH - Basic data access in web page here http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/tw738475(VS.80).aspx
Here is where my problem is...
In order to complete this walkthrough, you will need the following:
Access to the SQL Server Northwind database. For information about downloading and installing the SQL Server sample Northwind database, see Installing Sample Databases on the Microsoft SQL Server Web site.
the link provides sql2000 so i went to download 2005 samples however I do not see Northwind listed for 2005.