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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client

What is Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client?  (from Microsoft)

The Microsoft SQL Server Native Client contains the SQL OLE DB provider and SQL ODBC driver in one native dynamic link library (DLL) supporting applications using native-code APIs (ODBC, OLE DB and ADO) to Microsoft SQL Server.


Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client is a program developed by Microsoft. The setup package is about 4.91 MB (5,148,672 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 54% of users of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client come from France, it is also popular in the United States and MA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/sqlserver
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=191752
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft sql server\110\license terms
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{67F01854-264E-44E4-9434-1107741573AA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.91 MB
Language: French (France)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client

  • sqlncli_keyfile.dll - Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server Patch KeyFile)

How do I remove Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client?

You can uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client.

Win 10 51%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 51.18%
Windows 7 48.50%
Windows Vista 0.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 19.85%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.92%
Windows 10 Home 13.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.87%
Windows 10 Pro 9.60%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.69% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 53.69%
  United States 12.26%
  MA 10.44%
  Canada 5.33%
  TN 4.20%
  Belgium 3.75%
  DZ 3.06%
  Switzerland 1.59%
  Spain 0.91%
  SN 0.57%
  United Kingdom 0.45%
  NC 0.34%
  Germany 0.34%
  CI 0.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.14%
Dell 21.27%
ASUS 18.67%
Acer 12.66%
Lenovo 4.55%
MSI 4.06%
Toshiba 3.41%
Samsung 3.08%
Intel 1.14%
Apple 0.81%
Medion 0.65%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.86%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.58%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.59%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.27%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.96%
ASUSTeK S551LN 1.63%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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