Tech Junkie Blog: SQL Server : Installing AdventureWorks Sample Databases from Microsoft

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SQL Server : Installing AdventureWorks Sample Databases from Microsoft

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

     http://msftdbprodsamples.codeplex.com/

2.  Click on the "Download" button on page

AdventureWorks 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





51 comments:

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

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

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

      Delete
  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!

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

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

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

    thanks

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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.

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

    ReplyDelete
  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!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thank You So Much!

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

    ReplyDelete
  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!

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    ReplyDelete
  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!

    ReplyDelete
  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..

    ReplyDelete
  17. best tutorial - thanks

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

    GREAT JOB and THANKS!!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. thanks a lot techjunkie for heping out

    ReplyDelete
  20. Another downside of having such a large number of components is that it expands the odds of something turning out badly.
    microsoft technical support

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

    ReplyDelete
  22. Thank You Thank You Thank You :)

    ReplyDelete
  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!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thank you so much. That is great

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thanks for this awesome tutorial.

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

    ReplyDelete
  27. FUCKING THANK YOU FOR THIS!

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

    ReplyDelete
  29. Thank you so much!

    ReplyDelete
  30. After the first wave of siege, the aggressor loses the advantage of surprise attack and leaves himself exposed to a counter attack.More info

    ReplyDelete
  31. Databases can be so useful, nowadays even small organizations use them. Everywhere you look, there is a database: mailing lists, customer profiles, organizing a wedding, routing toll free telephone calls all over the country... Some are small and simple. Some are immense and complex.excel reporting dashboard

    ReplyDelete
  32. Thanks! Really easy that way.

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

    ReplyDelete
  34. thank you so much

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Those that were available were considered to be very expensive compared to the competitor's price.content writers for business

    ReplyDelete
  37. Good post but I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this subject? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Appreciate it..! Visit website

    ReplyDelete
  38. Totally awesome posting! Loads of valuable data and motivation, both of which we all need!Relay welcome your work. find out more

    ReplyDelete
  39. Good composed article. It will be steady to any individual who uses it, including me. Continue doing what you are doing – can'r hold up to peruse more posts. internetprivatsphare.at

    ReplyDelete
  40. Thanks for your post. I’ve been thinking about writing a very comparable post over the last couple of weeks. I’ll probably keep it short and sweet and link to this instead if thats cool. Thanks. vpn for expats

    ReplyDelete
  41. You will find a lot of approaches after visiting your post. I was exactly searching for. Thanks for such post and please keep it up. Great work. https://weneedprivacy.com

    ReplyDelete
  42. I needed to thank you for this incredible read!! I unquestionably adored each and every piece of it. I have you bookmarked your site to look at the new stuff you post. lemigliorivpn

    ReplyDelete
  43. I know your expertise on this. I must say we should have an online discussion on this. Writing only comments will close the discussion straight away! And will restrict the benefits from this information. lemigliorivpn

    ReplyDelete