From the Readme:
1. This code has been tested against a Visual Studio .NET Professional installation with an
evaluation edition of SQL Server 2000, but it should be possible to run this code with
MSDE and Visual Basic.NET Standard edition.
You may find that you do not have the functionality to create and manipulate your
WroxJokeShop database as described in the text because of limitations within your version
of SQL or the environment, so we have provided full SQL scripts for all of the database
operations necessary for the book. These have been put in the folder "Database" and you
can run them on your own machine via the OSQL tool described in Appendix A.