On the old install for Desktop these were a part of the install, but then I heard they were on the same "disk" for SDE, is that the case, or are they just incuded as part of the install for desktop. Trying to connect from 94 to 931.
There are significant changes in the implementation of 9.4 geodatabase, therefore pre-9.4 client will not be able to connect to 9.4 server, neither through application serve connection, nor direct connect.
:eek:that ESRI does to us. You give us a capability. We like it, we use it, you remove it. Next time, when there are no huge breaking changes in sde, either don't allow us to forward connect, or make sure you continue to give us this capability, please, otherwise you make us unhappy
To elaborate on what Eugene stated earlier. The structure/schema of the 9.4 Geodatabase system tables have been simplified and consolidated into fewer tables, as compared to previous schemas. This was done for a number of reasons, among them: �?� Provide more open access to the geodatabase through XML �?� Improve scalability and performance �?� Provide a mechanism to more easily implement new geodatabase functionality
This change also provides us with an opportunity to provide a consistent upgrade process across all geodatabases. Enterprise Geodatabase, ArcSDE for SQL Express, File Geodatabase and Personal Geodatabase are all upgraded in the same manner.
In order to implement this new functionality and improve the geodatabase in 9.4 it meant limiting connections to the database to 9.4 clients because the changes are too significant to allow 9.3 clients to connect to 9.4 geodatabases. We realize that users have benefited from the forward connection experience between 9.2 SP5/SP6 and 9.3 and did not make the decision to block this between 9.3 and 9.4 geodatabases lightly. We are investigating the possibility of supporting forward connections with future releases of ArcGIS.