Supported versions for SQL Server

You can access Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, or 2017 databases using the SQL Native Client interface. The SQL Native Client interface uses a DLL named PBSNC170.DLL to access the database. The interface uses the SQL Native Client (sqlncli.h and sqlncli.dll) on the client side and connects using OLE DB.

To take advantage of these features, you need to use the SNC interface. The SQL Server 2016 or later SQL Native Client software must be installed on the client computer.

PBODB initialization file not used

Connections made directly through OLE DB use the PBODB initialization file to set some parameters, but connections made using the SNC interface do not depend on the PBODB initialization file.