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Server 10.3.1 error "An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host"

Question asked by Colli on Nov 23, 2015
Latest reply on Feb 17, 2016 by conwaylw

I'm seeing an error in our Server logs since we have upgraded to v 10.3.1 about 2 months ago. I have not been able to locate a specific time, layer, or service for this error. It seems to happen at random.The error reads as follows, the bold being our enterprise specific names that I substituted.


"There is an error during the draw Layername (1.) Failure to access the DBMS server [08S01:[Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 11,(2.) 0]TCP Provider: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host,(3.) ] [dbname,(4.) DBO,(5.) FeatureName]."


We have our enterprise gdb in a SQL environment version 2008r2

the server OS for that server is Windows Server 2008r2 SP1

Our GIS server is on a machine running Windows Server 2008r2 SP1

GIS Server Version 10.3.1


Does this error mean the DBMS and or server has closed the connection with the GIS server? I have found that the GIS server has both NativeClient 10 and 11 installed for what it's worth. 

Should I have our network guy help me with this, or is it a SQL or ESRI specific problem I am seeing.  Hopefully just a simply connection timing setting I can adjust.


whatcha thinking out there?!