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Windows Azure SDK (October 2008 CTP) : Table Service not starting?

After downloading the Windows Azure SDK (October 2008 CTP), I wanted to create a simple application which can make use of Azure Tables. Using the Development Storage tool, Azure SDK simulates the Azure Tables in your local machine than in the cloud. But, when I started the Development Storage tool, the Table Service failed to start and I was not able to choose a proper Table Service Database. None of the SDK samples which uses the local Table Service worked.

The problem was – The Database (DevelopmentStorageDB) was created in my .SQLEXPRESS (Azure SDK searches for a .SQLEXPRESS instance by default) instance, but not the required Schemas!

How do I install the schemas?

Traverse to where you had extracted the SDK Samples and execute the rundevstore.cmd script

azure-rundevstore

This creates all the necessary Schemas and now if you open the Development Storage tool, you could see something like this

azure-development-storage

You are now ready to execute the SDK Samples which interact with the Azure Tables Services and also create your own applications to interact with the Azure Table Service 🙂

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  1. Hi Chakra,
    Kool , I followed the steps given above but,
    I tried creating a new table by modyfying the storage client source code but of no use. please Guide me in this regard.
    Thanks
    Siva.