I just put an install of Desktop 10.3.1 on a new laptop. When I try to create database connections in Catalog I get the following error.
"Unable to connect to database server to retrieve database list; please verify your server name, user name and password info and try again.
Failure to access the DBMS server"
My new laptop is running Windows 10 and the server I am trying to connect to is running Windows Server 2012 R2, SQL 2008 R2, and ArcGIS Server 10.2.1
I also have the SQL Server 2012 install (including the native client)from My ESRI installed on my laptop.
What am I missing here? Seems like it could be something easy or a compatibility issue.