Purchase or not ODBC Driver for MS SQL Server 2005 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi experts,

    We have Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard with MS SQL SERVER 2005 and our other branch want to access this system's Database at their end.

    other branch is planning to integrate database record to ERP

    Can u confirm whether they have to purchase ODBC driver or not.

    from where i can purchase ODBC driver online.

    Best Regards,


    Friday, June 27, 2014 5:06 AM


  • Hello,

    The data provider like ODBC and SQL Server Native Client are already integrated in all common MS Windows OS, so in common you don't need to install additional provider.

    But if you want to install and newer version, then you can get it for free from Feature Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP4 => sqlncli.msi ( = SQL Native Client, which includes ODBC)

    Olaf Helper

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    • Marked as answer by Fanny Liu Monday, July 7, 2014 6:32 AM
    Friday, June 27, 2014 5:54 AM