SQL 2005

Sep 21, 2007 at 2:04 AM
I have just installed the SQL 2005 evaluation version on my laptop in order to go the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Implementation and Maintenance Training Kit. I am new to SQL and I am having difficulty in getting the AdventureWorksDB.msi to install in SQL.

Can anyone please help me out? Your'e help is greatly appreciated.

Mar 26, 2008 at 10:27 PM
I got this from the Step by Step text (pp 21-23)
You can try reinstalling the application, but a little differently:
1) right click the .exe and run as administrator when reinstalling SQL Server 2005
2) when you get to "components to install" be sure click on the “advanced” button
3) click on “Documentation, Samples, and sample Databases” and chose the “will be installed on the local hard drive” option.
4) select “mixed mode” for authentication and use a “strong” password for the SA.
Hope this helps!