SQL Server 2008 Client

Discussion created by schleibl on Oct 16, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 16, 2013 by schleibl
Hello, I'm trying to connect to my school's SQL Server to access a database using ArcGIS 10.1. After searching the forums, I noticed this software package no longer contains the SQL Server 2008 Client. I downloaded and installed the the native client from microsoft; however, I am still receiving an error message stating "Failure to access the DBMS server." I know I have the correct instance and authentication because I successfully connected using a campus computer.

Since I only have a one year student license, I do not have access to the native client download via the ESRI Customer Care Portal. Is there a way that I can verify that the native client I already installed has been correctly applied to ArcGIS?

ps I tried turning it off and back on again. Didn't work :)

Shout out from Wisconsin
Thank you for your help,