Thursday, November 22, 2012

SQL 2012 - Native Client 11 Download

    Taken from the awful page here
    A download of a text file that points me to the middle of a page for the download link

    Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Native Client
      Microsoft SQL Server Native Client (SQL Server Native Client) is a single dynamic-link library (DLL) containing both the SQL OLE DB provider and SQL ODBC driver. It contains run-time support for applications using native-code APIs (ODBC, OLE DB and ADO) to connect to Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, and SQL Server 2012. SQL Server Native Client should be used to create new applications or enhance existing applications that need to take advantage of new SQL Server 2012 features. This redistributable installer for SQL Server Native Client installs the client components needed during run time to take advantage of new SQL Server code name ‘Denali’ features, and optionally installs the header files needed to develop an application that uses the SQL Server Native Client API.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Install SQL 2008 on Windows Server 2012

Install dot net 3.5
It will give an error saying it needs to install dot net 3.5 and then fail.
Follow the instructions below to allow access to install dot net 3.5, then install