Connection Error from Visual Studio 2012 to SQL Server 2012 Express


  • Hi Group,

    I'm facing the same problem than Genn T. Kitchen does.

    I'm using the the Server Explorer within Visual Studio 2012 in order to create a data conection to a SQL-Server 2012 Express database.
    I'm using Windows Authentification - Click Test Connection and the result is "Test connection succeeded". Once I click the OK-button A window pops up from Server Explorer  with this Error-Message

    "Unable to add data connection. Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Sdk.Sfc, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91' or on of its dependencies. Das System kann die angegebene Datei nicht finden.

    I downloaded SQL Server 2012 Express in a bundle with Visual Studio 2012 from Microsoft.

    Does anybody has an idea?

    Thanks in advance.

    Udo Raedeker

    Thursday, November 15, 2012 4:02 PM

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