What is the SQL Server 2012 Native Client?

What is the SQL Server 2012 Native Client?

What is Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client? The Microsoft SQL Server Native Client contains the SQL OLE DB provider and SQL ODBC driver in one native dynamic link library (DLL) supporting applications using native-code APIs (ODBC, OLE DB and ADO) to Microsoft SQL Server.

Do I need SQL Server Native Client?

The answer is – only if you are upgrading existing or developing new COM-based (or native) applications that will target the new features of SQL Server 2019. If you don’t need any of the new features of SQL Server 2019, then you don’t need to use SQL Native Client.

How do I install Microsoft SQL Native Client?

To install the Microsoft SQL Server Native client:

  1. Log on with the appropriate local account to install and launch the Microsoft SQL Server Client.
  2. From the SQL Server Setup media, install the following Shared Features:
  3. In SQL Server Configuration Manager, create a new alias in SQL Native Client Configuration (32-bit).

What is the latest SQL Server Native Client?

The “SQL Server Native Client 11.0” is the last “Native Client” version. There is no native client version for SQL server 2014 and higher (but they are still provided with SQL Native Client 11.0). The successors for SQL Native Client are: ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server (comes with SQL Server 2014)

Is SQL Server Native Client backward compatibility?

Microsoft SQL Server Native Client 11.0 is the latest and is backward compatible with 2008 and 2008R2 (as of July 9 2019, both windows and sql server 2008 and 2008r2 are fully unsupported).

How do I find SQL Native client version?

To determine the version of SQL Server Native Client, use one of the following methods: Method 1: On the system where you want to find the version of Native Client, start the ODBC Administrator (odbcad32.exe), and then check the Version column under the Drivers tab.

Is Oledb deprecated?

The previous Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server (SQLOLEDB) and SQL Server Native Client OLE DB provider (SQLNCLI) remains deprecated and it is not recommended to use either for new development work.

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