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"Failure to access the dbms server" error with new 10.3.1 install

Question asked by ckillian on Oct 8, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 18, 2015 by bixb0012

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.

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