FAQ: Is the SQL Server Native client automatically installed at ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 & 10.2?


At ArcGIS 10.1 & 10.2, the SQL Server Native client is not automatically installed with ArcGIS Desktop (as per previous ArcGIS Desktop versions) – it must be explicitly installed.

The SQL Server Native client can be downloaded from the Customer Care Portal.

Customer Care Portal: https://customers.esri.com

Login. Under My Software > Click Software Download

Download

For 10.1:
Under DBMS Support Files > Click DBMS Support Files for ArcGIS 10.1

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Under Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Native Client > Choose either the 32-bit or 64-bit version > Click Download button.

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For 10.2:
Under DBMS Support Files > Click DBMS Support Files for ArcGIS 10.2

Under Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 Native Client > Choose either the 32-bit or 64-bit version > Click Download button.

More Information:
http://wiki.gis.com/wiki/index.php/ArcGIS_10_vs._ArcGIS_10.1#Client_libraries_for_Geodatabase_Connection
Under Geodatabases > “Client libraries for Geodatabase Connection”

“The installation of ArcGIS 10.1 doesn’t include client libraries for the various relational database management systems (DBMS). These have been provided on the Esri Customer Care Portal for user downloads to set up connections to the intended DBMS.”

It is also further reiterated via the following ArcGIS web help:

Database clients
http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//019v00000009000000

“…You can obtain DBMS client installations from the DBMS vendor or download them from the Esri Customer Care portal. “

Tania T.

3 thoughts on “FAQ: Is the SQL Server Native client automatically installed at ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 & 10.2?

      1. Tania T Post author

        https://my.esri.com/#/downloads (My Esri / My Organizations Products / Downloads )

        Click “View Downloads” on one of the ArcGIS for Server Enterprise” Products.
        Select “Additional Products” at the bottom of the Product download page.

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