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Good luck with CD installation
on June 9, 2009
This book is meant to follow examples step-by-step, which means the sample databases have to be installed first. The instruction tells you to take the CD, and install two samples. It goes in great detail explaining that C:drive letter may need to be changed to D: (repeated 4 times), but it does not give you a slightest hint that different processes of SQL Server use different autentication regardless of your login name, and you need to give these permissions to the sample source files.
After spending several hours googling and experimenting, I got thru with permissions; fixed the problem with the log file (the only one mentioned on-line for book support), managed to load the first database, and got stuck with all kind of error messages loading the analysis services database.
Without the source code the only option was to send an email to Microsoft Support team. All I got back is auto-reply, so instead of studying the new language I spend days waiting.
Unless you are a SQL Server DBA who loves debugging for fun, pick something else.