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06-10-2019 01:11 PM
SLouq
by MVP Regular Contributor
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Where can I download SQL Server Client from. I need to make a database connection to our SDE connection and

I keep getting the error message.

'Failed to connect to the specified server. Connection was attempted with an older version of SQL Server Client communications software that is not supported.'

I googled this error message and there is a technical article which states you need to install SQL Server Client on your computer.

https://support.esri.com/en/technical-article/000010759

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AlexanderThurstlic
Esri Contributor

Hi Scott,

SQL Server clients for Microsoft Windows and Linux are distributed by Microsoft. 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/connect/odbc/download-odbc-driver-for-sql-server?view=sql-serve...

SQL Server clients for Windows are also available on My Esri. You must install a client that is the same version or a newer version than the SQL Server database to which you want to connect. 

Supported clients for different SQL Server releases are also included here:

http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/system-requirements/latest/database-requirements-sqlserver.htm#ESRI_SEC...

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AlexanderThurstlic
Esri Contributor

Hi Scott,

SQL Server clients for Microsoft Windows and Linux are distributed by Microsoft. 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/connect/odbc/download-odbc-driver-for-sql-server?view=sql-serve...

SQL Server clients for Windows are also available on My Esri. You must install a client that is the same version or a newer version than the SQL Server database to which you want to connect. 

Supported clients for different SQL Server releases are also included here:

http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/system-requirements/latest/database-requirements-sqlserver.htm#ESRI_SEC...

SLouq
by MVP Regular Contributor
MVP Regular Contributor

Thank you Alexander!

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