A new database interface, the SNC interface, has been added to support Microsoft SQL Server. The new interface uses the SQL Server 2005 native client (sqlncli.h and sqlncli.dll) on the client side and connects using OLE DB.
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 onthe PBODB initialization file.
The SNC interface can be used to connect to SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2000.
For SQL Server 2000, the SQL client SDK was provided with the Microsoft Database Access Components (MDAC). MDAC does not support new features in SQL Server 2005. To use the SNC interface, the SQL Server 2005 SQL Native Client and the .NET Framework 2.0 must be installed on the client computer.