Missing ntwdblib.dll for MSSQL connection


What Happens If ntwdblib.dll Is Missing on Your Machine?

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In order to install the proper version of ntwdblib.dll on your machine, you need to find out how many copies of ntwdblib.dll do you have on your machine and what are the version numbers on those copies.

1. Go to Start > Search > All files and folders. Enter ntwdblib.dll in the "All or part of the file name:" field and click Search. You should see only one copy:

ntwdblib.dll	C:\php

Check the properties of this copy, you will see its version is 2000.2.8.0.

2. Rename C:\php\ntwdblib.dll to C:\php\ntwdblib.dll-old. Run this script:


You see this error message dialog box and an error in the command window:

PHP Warning:  PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 
'./ext\php_mssql.dll' - The specified module could not be
 in Unknown on line 0

Fatal error: Call to undefined function mssql_connect()
in C:\test\fyi-center.php on line 2
Missing ntwdblib
Missing ntwdblib

This proves that there is only one copy of ntwdblib.dll on your machine. Read the next tutorial to see how to download the correct version of ntwdblib.dll for SQL Server 2005.


Finding ntwdblib.dll Version 2000.80.194.0

ntwdblib.dll - SQL Server Client Library DLL

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