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After installing MDDE using the MSI:
  • Create the MDDE database using the "Microsoft SQL Server MDDE Studio Schema.sql" script that is installed along with the other program files. Warning: This script must be executed using SQLCMD mode.
SQLCMD Mode in SSMS 2005
  • Double-click the desktop shortcut or use the shortcut in All Programs|Microsoft SQL Server MDDE Studio|SQL Server MDDE Management Studio to launch MDDE.
  • Use the connect button in the toolbar to connect to the server\instance where you created the MDDE repository.
MDDE with no templates imported.
  • Import a template from either a sample package or one that you've created to get started by right-clicking on the Templates node in the tree view.
MDDE import context menu

Last edited Nov 5, 2008 at 8:00 PM by ReedMe, version 2


eldad_h Apr 28, 2009 at 8:55 AM 
I tried and fail in the same step

mriedmueller Dec 19, 2008 at 2:10 PM 
I was not even able to load a sample package; the tool throws a null pointer exception no matter which package I try to load.
I was able to install the database after changing the path information to reflect my language specific path (german).
The database is existing and accessible.

Maybe the tool relies on some more language/country specific settings?