The ntwdblib.dll module is associated with the Microsoft SQL Server program. This is an essential file and should not be removed if you have SQL Server installed on your computer.
When using SQL Server, ensure that you have the correct version of the ntwdblib.dll file installed on your computer. Incorrect versions of the ntwdblib.dll file may cause errors due to compatibility issues.
In this article, we will discuss the following topics:
- How to determine the version of the installed ntwdblib.dll file.
- Find out which version of the ntwdblib.dll file is compatible with SQL Server 2005 by running the required tests.
How to check the version of the ntwdblib.dll file
- Click Start and then Search.
- Next, click All files and folders.
- Type, ntwdblib.dll in the box under All files and folders and press Enter.
- In the right-pane, right-click on the ntwdblib.dll file and select Properties to check the version.
Note: By default, only one copy of the ntwdblib.dll should appear in the search results, and the version should be 2000.2.8.0. This version of ntwdblib.dll is not compatible with SQL Server 2005.
Which version of ntwdblib.dll is compatible with SQL Server 2005?
Ntwdblib.dll version 2000.80.194.0 is compatible with SQL Server 2005.
How to get a copy of ntwdblib.dll version 2000.80.194.0 for free
You can get a copy of ntwdblib.dll version 2000.80.194.0 for free by downloading MS SQL Server 2000 SP4 from the Microsoft website. Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 adds a copy of ntwdblib.dll version 2000.80.194.0 in the system directory.?
Copy the ntwdblib.dll file from MS SQL Server 2000 SP4 to the location – C:\ntwdblib.dll-new.
How to confirm that the ntwdblib.dll version 2000.80.194.0 is compatible with SQL Server 2005
Ensure that SQL Server 2005 is running on the computer and then run the following tests to confirm the compatibility of ntwdblib.dll version 2000.80.194.0 with SQL 2005:
C:\test\>copy c:\php\ntwdblib.dll-old c:\php\ntwdblib.dll
Warning: mssql_connect(): Unable to connect to server:?
LOCALHOST in C:\test\fyi-center.php on line 2
C:\test\>copy c:\php\ntwdblib.dll-new c:\php\ntwdblib.dll
(No warning messages)
Absence of any warning message confirms that this version is compatible with SQL Server 2005.
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