While installing SCCM, you might encounter SQL Server native client warning during prerequisite check. I had described about the warnings in my previous post.
However, the solution wasn’t obvious as I couldn’t cover it in detail. In this post, I will show you how to fix Microsoft SQL Server Native Client related warning. Although you can ignore that warning, but it is always recommended fixing them.
While installing SCCM update, I got the warning at prerequisite check step. Clicking the warning showed the below description.
[Completed with warning]:Verifies that the version of Microsoft SQL Server Native Client installed on the site server meets the minimum requirements to enable TLS 1.2 support.
The configmgrprereq.log file shows the below warning in detail.
SQL Server Native Client version; Warning; Configuration Manager sites require a supported SQL Server Native Client version. To enable TLS 1.2 support, you must install a supported version of SQL Server Native Client on the specified site database server. For more information, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2026746
First of all let’s start by checking the actual SQL server native client. In my case, it is SQL server 2012 native client and the installed version is 11.2.5643.3. The warning appears because the version of client is lower and you need to upgrade this client version.
Before you proceed further you need to know the SQL native client version that you have to download. Go to this link and you will find SQL Server release and the first build that supports TLS 1.2. If you know your installed SQL server version, determine whether your current version of SQL Server already has support for TLS 1.2.
Clicking the above link (the one that we see in log file) takes you here. Click Download button.
Installing SQL Server Native Client
Right click the sqlncli and run it as administrator. You will now see a warning box. A lower version of product has been detected on your system. Would you like to upgrade your existing installation ?. Click Yes.
On the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client setup box, click Next.
To begin the installation click Install.
Finally click Finish to complete the setup.
A server reboot is must, click Yes to reboot.
Check the version of Microsoft SQL Server Native Client and it is now 11.4.7001.0.
Back to SCCM console. Go to Updates and Servicing node. Right click Configuration Manager 1810 update and click Run Prerequisite check. You will notice that SQL Server Native client version step shows completed.