If you try to install Microsoft Command Line Utilities 14.0 for SQL Server you may see the following warning:
After seeing this message you install the requested ODBC driver from here. However, the install still reports a missing ODBC driver. But ODBC Administrator will show that it is installed:
The installation requisite is misleading and you actually need to install version 13.1 of the ODBC driver from here:
Microsoft® ODBC Driver 13.1 for SQL Server
After you install the newer driver, the SQL Command line Utilities installation will succeed.
Perfect, this was exactly what we needed, and the MS error is just as misleading as you described. Thank you!
Thank you, this post help me installing the SQL Command Line utilities.
Thank you – this post was extremely helpful. I was going round in a loop, installing & uninstalling ODBC driver 11 and getting nowwhere until I discovered your article. It has solved the problem! 0 marks to Microsoft for a completely misleading error message!
Thank you so much, Microsoft should fix such errors promptly. Cool Paulie
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Payal Gandhi says
Thanks for the help. Error message by Microsoft is really misleading
Some Guy from AU says
Thank you! Helped me today too 🙂
You are a champion for posting this info!
i am stil getting same error even if i follow the links given in the article.
Antonio Carlos Costa Andrade says
You save my live. I hate Microsoft.
Richard Artes says
Thanks so much. So much more helpful than Microsoft.
Umesh Joshi says
I may have said this before, but thank you.
It’s also disconcerting that the software is still available in it’s original buggy form and they haven’t fixed this.