Error: This SDE server does not support this client or operation

Error Message

Cannot connect ArcView 3.2 to ArcSDE 8.


The current ArcView 3.2 Database Access extension doesn't support this type of connection.

Solution or Workaround

Install the new Database Access extension from any ArcSde 8.x installation CD.

Run setup.exe from the dbaccess directory on the CD:

  • Using Windows Explorer:

    1. Navigate to the dbaccess directory on the CDROM.
    2. Double click the setup.exe executable.
  • From the Start menu:

    1. Click Run from the Windows Start menu.
    2. Type: <cd drive>:\dbaccess\setup.exe

    You can also obtain the Database Access 2.1a extension for the ArcView Download page. See Related Information for a link.

Related Information