I was able to fix the problem by repairing the installation. Running the MSI file gives you the option to repair. I chose that option and the executable examples file was recreated.
It turns out that attempting to build the examples solution overwrites the examples executable. Although the examples solution built sucessfully, the executable was somehow corrupted. It could not be run from Visual Studio and it could not be run in a stand-alone way. And, that, I guess is the subject of another post.
answered on 05 Nov 2009, 07:17 AM
Thank you for sharing this problem. We will investigate it and try to fix it for our next release.