The long awaited GUI for managing ArcSDE administrative tasks such as versioning, connections and locks has arrived at 10.1!
The Geodatabase Administration Dialog can be accessed from ArcCatalog & ArcMap by right clicking the geodatabase connection.
Up to and including v10.0, the ArcCatalog “Set Data Source” tool is only designed for updating MXD file based data sources such as Personal and File geodatabases.
ArcSDE data connections updated via the ArcCatalog “Set Data Source” tool are not supported. The tool may allow you to update or repair MXD data references from ArcSDE geodatabases but is not the recommended method. Continue reading