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Is MS SQL Server 2008/2012 Native Client provided in ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 / 0.2 or does it need to installed separately on the client machine ?

07-30-2014 10:53 AM
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When creating a geodatabase by connecting to a MS SQL Server database, does a native client need to exist on the client machine if SSMS and/or SQL Server itself does not reside there?

James Fox

DBA - BIA Division of Water and Power

Golden, CO

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Yes, you need to ensure that SQL Server native client is available on the client machine. We use this to connect to the database instance to create your geodatabase.


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