There are two virtual machines:

  1. One where I've created an enterprise geodatabase on a Microsft SQL 2014 server- with a Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit Operating system

  2. And a second machine where ArcGIS Server 10.3 and ArcGIS Desktop 10.3 are installed + Microsoft SQl Server 2012 Native Client 64-bit SP1. This machine has a Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit Operating system, as well.

I'm trying to publish a map service on the server with data from the enterprise gdb. When trying to register my geodatabase with the server, I get the following error:

" The connection property set was missing a required property or the property values was unrecognized. Connection was attempted with an older version of SQL Server client communications software that is not compatible with the SQL Server database server"

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So I've search for Microsoft SQl Server 2014 Native Client but couldn't find it. There is no SQL Server 2014 Native Client.

It's the same problem as this one: https://geonet.esri.com/thread/84553, but for me installing the 64 bit client didn't fix the problem.

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    This is really a conversation you should be having with Esri Tech Support.
    – Vince
    Oct 9, 2015 at 13:27

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I was having this same problem after upgrading everything to 10.3.

I just dug this up from an old e-mail from ESRI Support. Here is the main part of the information in the e-mail.

Regarding SQL Server 2014 Client:

Please refer to following web-link for downloading the installer:

  1. Microsoft® ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server® - Windows http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36434
  • Hello, first o all thanks for your response. I've installed the driver. Now when trying to registering the gdb the error message changed to: "Underlying DBMS error [[Microsoft] [ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server] [SQL Server] Login failed. The login is from an untrusted domain and cannot be used with Windows authentication. No extended error.]]
    – Ligia
    Oct 9, 2015 at 13:45
  • You should probably post a new question but that sounds to me like a firewall issue. Are you actually part of the same domain? You might have a look at this (though it is regarding an older version). stackoverflow.com/questions/546746/… Oct 9, 2015 at 18:08
  • I've created a new rule in the firewall and it worked. Thanks
    – Ligia
    Oct 12, 2015 at 9:09
  • Can you post the rule you defined for this to work. Thanks
    – Saad Ali
    Nov 26, 2015 at 6:50
  • Many thnx, i upgraded the windows and installed Arcgis10.5+SQLexpress14 and this post fixed my issue of connecting SQL with Arcgis.
    – riflo
    Oct 28, 2020 at 11:30

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