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How do I resolve ODBC errors which are generated when installing SilkCentral Test Manager on Windows 2003?

How do I resolve ODBC errors which are generated when installing SilkCentral Test Manager on Windows 2003?

Problem:

How do I resolve ODBC errors which are generated when installing SilkCentral Test Manager on Windows 2003?

Resolution:

QUESTION
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When installing SilkCentral Test Manager on windows 2003, the following error is generated:


Setup detected installed ODBC drivers, but you may need to update these drivers if you experience database connectivity problems. Microsoft provides the Microsoft Data Access Component (MDAC) installer at http://www.microsoft.com/data/download.htm.


Yet when I go here there is no MDAC patch.

ANSWER
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This should be resolved by updating your version of MS SQL and ensuring that you have installed all of the latest Service Packs for MS SQL Server.

If you still encounter database connection problems, such as the following:


then follow the advice in resolution What should I check when receiving error meesage "Database connection failed: Connection refused: connect (localhost:1433)"?

Old KB# 24794

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