About two weeks ago, could not Validate an SQL database that had been fine for awhile. Can connect and use data in ArcCatalog and ArcMap. When trying to validate or create new registered database, the process spins until Server Manager times out and logs me out - no errors. I can kill it any time with no errors either. Tried route to register via publishing a service with one of SQL datasets within ArcMap and got this error:
Client libraries are there and again, was working fine until a couple weeks ago.
Then tried registering a folder as a check and the same thing - process will spin endlessly until time-out or kill.
Logs don't reveal anything. Settings everywhere look fine. Windows update?