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AdventureWorksDW2008R2

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Please do not laugh at me because this question might seem to be dumb to anyone:

I downloaded AdventureWorksDW2008R2 installation executable and ran it on SQL 2008 server, however, after that, I don't see the database appears in SQL Server Management Studio 2008R2.

Where did it go?

Thank you.
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try rerfreshing the view..

and check that are you connected to the same sever\instance that you installed it to
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I suspect you are connecting to the right instance that you have installed AdventureWorks DB on? Did the executable gave any errors while installing
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I just did it again: this time I noticed the problem might be because the "installation instance" is empty when I installed it. Why it is empty? and I can't see any instance in the dropdownlist. Is it because the original installer (a co-op student with little experience) didn't install any instance? how do I correct this?

Thank you.


PS. This is funny, how come there was no any warning during my "successful" installation of this database?
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And Management Studio does see a localhost and all the system databases! So the instance does exist.
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I just did it again: this time I noticed the problem might be because the "installation instance" is empty when I installed it.


Would you mind doing this exercise once again? But make sure you enter 'localhost' as installation instance. Let us know if you still face any issues.
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Actually in the instance dropdownlist, it doesn't allow me to manually type in anything.
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I found mdf file for the sample database, however I failed with this:


TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
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Cannot show requested dialog.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:


Parameter name: nColIndex
Actual value was -1. (Microsoft.SqlServer.GridControl)

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BUTTONS:

OK
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You might have missed some important steps. Please verify it once.

Installing SQL Server 2008R2 Sample Databases
http://msftdbprodsamples.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Installing%20SQL%20Server%202008R2%20Databases
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Cause identified! It turned out that I was missing some privileges in the server, I can't create database! That's why although I installed it, it was actually never been installed - Microsoft should give some warning before the installation takes place.

Thanks for discussing.
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