I Want to Add Database Server in ArcCatalog. My Database is Sql Server 2014 enterprise;When I try, It returns that "Connections to this edition of the database Server are not Supported". I Searched and found that i should install proper version of Arcsde. But I couldnt find ArcSde for Sql Server 2014 enterprise. How can solve this problem? (ArcGis 10.2.2 ; Sql Server 2014 enterprise; Sql Client is installed;)

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    ArcSDE no longer exists. Look at the system requirements for enterprise database support, but I doubt 2014 was supported by 10.2.
    – Vince
    Commented Feb 2, 2018 at 17:57

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SQL Server 2014 is supported with ArcGIS 10.2.2, but with some caveats:

  1. You cannot use Native Client 11. You need to install SQL Server Native Client 2012 on your client machine;

  2. Your SQL Server instance must be 64 bit.


When you use the term "Database Server", are you referring to a workgroup geodatabase? These are installed within SQL Server Express databases. I don't think you want to do that:


You're probably clicking the wrong folder in ArcCatalog. Instead of right-clicking "Add Database Server", right-click "Add Database Connection" to connect to an enterprise workspace.

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