After receiving several emails asking me where to find the AdventureWorks sample database and images for the über demo I realised that the following direction:

  • Copy the sample Adventure works images to the Images directory under the WPFClient project.

Is possibly the worlds most useless.

So... How do you get the sample database and product images to make the end to end demo hum?

  • Download and install the SQL Server 2005 Samples and Sample Databases from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e719ecf7-9f46-4312-af89-6ad8702e4e6e&DisplayLang=en 
    • The sample projects (AdventureWorks StoreFront and HR System) are located in the SqlServerSamples.msi file.
    • The sample databases are located in the AdventureWorksDBxxx.msi files. I used the AdventureWorksDB.msi one.
  • By default, the sample files are installed in the following location:
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Samples\technology_name"
  • Specifically, the images should be installed into: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Samples\Integrated Samples\Storefront\CS\StoreCSVS\ProductImages"
  • These images need to be copied to the Images directory under the Uber Demo's WPFClient project:

Clear as mud :-)

I think I should hire a Mercenary Analyst.