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Finding a copy of the Northwind database


To verify that you have installed the Northwind sample database that is provided with SQL Server or MSDE for use with these tutorials. Before you start, check the following:

  • If you use SQL Server, Northwind may already be installed. To verify this, check that Northwind is one of the databases installed on your system.
  • If you have just installed MSDE by following the instructions in the previous section, see the instructions in this section to install Northwind.
Visual Studio version Path to instnwnd.sql installer script
Visual Studio .NET 2002 C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET\FrameworkSDK\Samples\Setup\instnwnd.sql
Visual Studio .NET 2003 Install a copy of the instnwnd.sql installer script to your file directory, by following the instructions in this section. See "To download the latest version of the instnwnd.sql installer script."
Visual Studio 2005 Install a copy of the instnwnd.sql installer script to your file directory, by following the instructions in this section. See "To download the latest version of the instnwnd.sql installer script."
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