Last week I had to install a vCenter 4.0 server with a database on a SQL 2008 x64 server. Before you can connect to the SQL 2008 x64 you have to install the new SQL server 2008 Native client. You can find it here:

Download and install the package:


In my earlier post about how to create an ODBC connection to use with vCenter 4 on a x64 version of Windows 2008. You already read about the “special” way of starting the ODBC data Source Administrator. Start it via: Start –Run – %systemdrive%\Windows\SysWoW64\Odbcad32.exe. The next step is to select the new Native Client version 10.0

The rest of the stuff is still the same 😉


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