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DataServer for Microsoft SQL Server
Configuring the DataServer : DataServer components : DataServer configuration prerequisites
 

DataServer configuration prerequisites

Before you configure a DataServer, you must:
*Register your MS SQL Server database as an ODBC data source. For details, see Registering your data source.
*Determine which components you need on which platforms and then set up the appropriate executables on those platforms.
The following table lists the possible combinations and describes which executables you must set up on each machine. In this table, the term local indicates that the DataServer component runs on the same machine as the client, while the term remote indicates that the component runs on a different machine than the client.
Table 28. Installing the DataServer components
Client
DataServer
Installing and configuring
Windows
Local Windows
Use the default OpenEdge client executable (prowin32.exe). The server component is embedded in the client executable.
Windows
Remote Windows
On the client machine, use the default OpenEdge client executable (prowin32.exe).
On the host machine, to make a connection to the default DataServer executable (_msssrv.exe), use the default broker executable (_probrkr.exe) or configure a broker using OpenEdge Management or OpenEdge Explorer.
UNIX
Remote Windows
On the client machine, use the default OpenEdge client executable (_progres).
On the host machine, to make a connection to the default DataServer executable (_msssrv.exe), use the default broker executable (_probrkr.exe) or configure a broker using OpenEdge Management or OpenEdge Explorer.
For instructions on setting up your DataServer configuration, see the sections that apply to the platforms that you will use. For example, if you are configuring a local DataServer, see Configuring a local DataServer. If you are building a remote DataServer configuration host, see Configuring a remote DataServer.