How to Install 2008 Reporting Services Samples on SQL Server 2008R2


As SQL Server moves to 2008R2 and 2012, it is a little bit hard to find the reporting services samples for SQL Server 2008. Recently I have a need to install 2008 reporting service samples on a Win7/SQL Server 2008R2(2012 also)/VS9(VS10 also) PC. I already have the R2 samples installed.

Step 1: Download the 2008 sample files from

I used the middle zip file

Step 2. Unzip it to a different location. Mine is:

C:\Users\CK\Downloads\SQL2008.Reporting_Services.Samples\Samples\Reporting Services\Report Samples\AdventureWorksOffline Sample Reports\ChartSamples

Step 3. Open the offline sample file from File/Open/Project in VS 9.

Step 4. There is a little bit problem with the Data_AddingCalculatedSeries.rdl file. I simply copied the Data_AddingCalculatedSeries2008R2 file from the R2 folder and to the above folder in step 2 and renamed it to Data_AddingCalculatedSeries.

Step 5. Previewed, everything is OK! Now I have both 2008 and 2008R2 RS samples on the PC.