AdventureWorksLT - Downloading and Installing the Sample Database in SQL Server


How to download and install the scaled-down database AdventureWorksLT in SQL Server?



If you want to practice you DBA skills with the scaled-down version of the sample database AdventureWorksLT provided by Microsoft, you should follow this tutorial to download and install it first:

1. Go to the SQL Server 2005 Samples and Sample Databases download page.

2. Go to the x86 section in the Instructions section, Click "AdventureWorksLT.msi -- 2,251 KB" to download the sample file. Save the download file to c:\temp.

3. Double click on the downloaded file: c:\temp\AdventureWorksLT.msi. The installation setup window shows up. Follow the instructions to finish the installation.

When the installation is done, two physical database files are installed in the data directory: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data:

AdventureWorksLT_Data.mdf   5,120 KB
AdventureWorksLT_Log.ldf    2,048 KB


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