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The server version is not supported.

Applies to: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, Linux Red Hat, Oracle

Problem Description.

We have a stored procedure on a Oracle server that we run as a cron on Linux. From there we run a stored procedure on a SQL Server instance. The cron was running successfully for a SQL Server 2005 instance, but started to fail when we upgraded the SQL Server instance to SQL Server 2008 R2. The JDBC connection was throwing the following error:

Exception in thread "main" org.springframework.jdbc.CannotGetJdbcConnectionException: Could not get JDBC Connection; nested exception is com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException: The server version is not supported. The target server must be SQL Server 2000 or later.
Caused by: com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException: The server version is not supported. The target server must be SQL Server 2000 or later.
at com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException.makeFromDriverError(Unknown Source)
at com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.DBComms.Prelogin(Unknown Source)
at com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.DBComms.<init>(Unknown Source)
at com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerConnection.connectHelper(Unknown Source)
at com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerConnection.loginWithoutFailover(Unknown Source)
at com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerConnection.connect(Unknown Source)
at com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerDriver.connect(Unknown Source)
at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(DriverManager.java:525)
at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(DriverManager.java:140)
at org.springframework.jdbc.datasource.DriverManagerDataSource.getConnectionFromDriverManager(DriverManagerDataSource.java:291)
at org.springframework.jdbc.datasource.DriverManagerDataSource.getConnectionFromDriverManager(DriverManagerDataSource.java:277)
at org.springframework.jdbc.datasource.DriverManagerDataSource.getConnectionFromDriverManager(DriverManagerDataSource.java:259)
at org.springframework.jdbc.datasource.DriverManagerDataSource.getConnection(DriverManagerDataSource.java:240)
at org.springframework.jdbc.datasource.DataSourceUtils.doGetConnection(DataSourceUtils.java:112)
at org.springframework.jdbc.datasource.DataSourceUtils.getConnection(DataSourceUtils.java:77)
at org.springframework.jdbc.core.support.JdbcDaoSupport.getConnection(JdbcDaoSupport.java:119)
XXXXX Job Finished ------------- /


When we downloaded and installed Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0 from the following link, the cron ran successfully.


We followed these instructions to install the driver:

Installation Instructions for the UNIX version of the JDBC Driver

1. Download sqljdbc_<version>_<language&.tar.gz to a temporary directory.

2. To unpack the zipped tar file, navigate to the directory where you want the driver unpacked and type gzip -d sqljdbc_<version>_<language>.tar.gz.

3. To unpack the tar file, move it to the directory where you want the driver installed and type tar –xf sqljdbc_<version>_<language>.tar.

4. After the package unpacks, open the JDBC Help System by opening %InstallationDirectory%/Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0/sqljdbc_<version>/<language>/help/default.htm. This will display the help system in your default Web browser.



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