sqlredis Software Distribution Executable

Distributing SQL Server with Applications

Distributing SQL Server Applications

sqlredis Software Distribution Executable

sqlredis is a self-extracting executable file that can be executed by application setup programs that must install the Microsoft® SQL Server™ client connectivity components required to support the OLE DB or ODBC APIs, or any other API built over these two, such as ADO, RDO, or DAO, or the Active Template Libraries (ATL).


sqlredis [/?] [ /C /T:"temporary_working_folder_path" ]



Displays a syntax summary of the sqlredis switches. This version of sqlredis displays more switches than it accepts; use only the switches documented in this topic.

/C /T:"temporary_working_folder_path"

Specifies that sqlredis only extract and expand its files into the folder specified in temporary_working_folder_path, and not install them. If these switches are not specified, sqlredis installs its files and uses the default temp folder on the computer for the extraction process.


sqlredis allows you to redistribute the SQL Server 2000 client connectivity components with an application that supports connections to SQL Server 2000, but assumes the customer has separately purchased and installed the SQL Server 2000 relational database engine. sqlredis is a self-extracting program that invokes an InstallShield setup; it can be executed anywhere an InstallShield setup program can be executed in the setup process of an application. sqlredis is a silent setup program; it displays no dialog boxes that require user input. sqlredis is located in the \x86\other folder on the SQL Server 2000 compact disc.

To install the SQL Server connectivity components, execute sqlredis using no parameters. Only specify the /C /T:"temporary_working_folder_path" switches if you want to see what modules are installed by sqlredis.

The SQL Server 2000 version of sqlredis accepts different parameters than the sqlredis distributed with SQL Server version 7.0 Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2. Use only the parameters documented in this topic when using the SQL Server 2000 version of sqlredis.