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Friday, May 28, 2021

SQL Server : Installing AdventureWorks Sample Databases from Microsoft

1. Type in the following URL into your browser's address bar

     AdventureWorks Database Download

2.  Click on the "Download" button on page



AdventureWorks SQL Server database download button


3.  Click on the recommended download link

Adventure Works 2014 Sample Databases

4.  Unizp the file you just downloaded

5.  Open the SQL Server Management Studio, then right click on "Databases" and then select "Restore Database"
SQL Server Manager Studio


6.  Select "Device" under "Source"

SQL Server Device

7.  Click on the "..." button, and the "Select" backup devices will appear, select "File" for "Backup media type"

Select backup devices


8.  Click on the "Add" button, and select the "AdventureWorks2014.bak" file, then click "OK"

AdventureWorks2014.bak

8.  Click "OK" on the "Select backup devices" screen

Select backup devices

9.  Click "OK" on "Restore Database" window

Restore database

10.  A message will pop up that says you have successfully restored the AdventureWorks2014 database

Database 'AdventureWorks2014' restored successfully.

11.  The "AdventureWorks2014" database is now added to your SQL Server instance

AdventureWorks2014





73 comments:

  1. Thank you. All the other tutorials I read made this process very complicated. Yours was very easy to follow :)

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    1. You are welcome, I am glad I can help :)

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    2. Thanks! Crystal clear tutorial, very helpful for beginners like me :)

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  2. Brilliant! Thank you - I have hunted through all kinds of code and sites and this is the easiest, simplest and successful advice.
    Well Done!

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    1. Thank u, ur giving this process in clear way

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  3. Best instructions I've seen! Thank you!

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  4. Thank you very much for sharing this information. Installation successful after 1st try and three days of trying other means....

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  5. wow, all the others tutorial were: copy the file there, run that script ... blah blah blah ..

    thanks

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  6. Thank you all for the comments. I am glad I can make the process a little bit less painful!

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  7. Thanks a TON, most relevant and useful installation instructions I have ever come across

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  8. This was very helpful and easy to follow. I did have to do one additional step:
    After step 4, I had to change the permissions on Adventureworks2014.bak file to be readable by everyone.
    Without this, there were no destination databases visible (the bottom part of step 9 was blank) and I couldn't proceed.

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  9. Oh! God bless you. I've giving up so many times trying to get this downloaded. Your tutorial is just 5 stars!

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  10. JASON HUYNH for President 2016! (hope that is not taken as an insult considering...) I have determined that you are the most intelligent person on the internet!! I have searched for hours and days through endless inane and worthless posts to find this one. (I have run scripts that all failed and was about to type it all in manually.) Now I know how to install not only Adventure Works but any other .bak file I need.

    Simple, straight to the point and I installed the DB in literally seconds upon finding this. I wish you could teach all the other self-promoting [individuals] how to impart instructions. GREAT JOB!

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  11. Thank You So Much!

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  12. Thank you so much! It is a very easy tutorial and I could install the database successfully.

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  13. I share the same sentiment of those who posted before me. This is the best instruction that i have come across after hours of searching. No need to use scripts to restore and all that stuff. Really good and simple instruction to follow. Thank you very much!

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  14. Before I forget, did I say thank you? I don't think I can say thank you enough for your help. You're a real saviour, and let me just say it again and again and once again thank you so much Mr Huynh.

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  15. Thank you so much Mr Huynh for your help, I don't think I can say thank you enough to thank you. You're a saviour!

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  16. Thanks, excellent tutorial step by step and with pictures, very easy to follow, this is the best tutorial I've seen about this topic..

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  17. best tutorial - thanks

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  18. WOW, other tutorials made that SO MUCH more complicated than you did!!!

    GREAT JOB and THANKS!!!

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  19. thanks a lot techjunkie for heping out

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  21. Thank you. That was amazingly simple compared to MSDN and every where else I've looked.

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  22. Thank You Thank You Thank You :)

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  23. Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!
    I have no idea why everywhere else I looked made this so complicated.
    The clear and simple instructions complete with screen shots made it a total walk in the park.

    MUCH KUDOS. GREAT JOB!!!!

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  24. Thank you so much. That is great

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  25. Thanks for this awesome tutorial.

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  26. How can I install Adventureworks 2014 "multidimensional"?

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  27. FUCKING THANK YOU FOR THIS!

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  28. thanks a lot ... I was really helpful ...

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  32. Thanks! Really easy that way.

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  33. Thank You So Much. It was very useful and easy to follow.

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  34. thank you so much

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  35. Thank you so much! After struggling for several days to get the correct SQL Express Server installed and configured, this was a breath of fresh air to have this work so quickly and efficiently. I simply selected the .BAK for AdventureLT2014 and it was visible. I worked with Azure until the 30-day expired and had to find a way to setup the database and server locally. After finding out that SQL Server 2017 could not be used for this purpose, the frustration began to uninstall both the SQL Server and SSMS and trial and error of finding which SQL Server would work on Windows 7 because SQL Server 2016 would not install. Hopefully, no one else will have to go through this painful experience. Best Wishes.

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