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Remote data service server components are removed in Windows 8

Last Updated: 1/11/2017

Platforms

Clients - Windows 8 Servers - Windows Server 2012

Description

The remote data service (RDS) server is not available in Windows 8:

  • File msadcf.dll, which hosts the default "business object" RDSServer.DataFactory, is removed, and its associated files (msadcfr.dll, msadcfr.dll.mui, handler.reg and handsafe.reg) are removed
  • File msdfmap.dll, which is the default Handler, is removed, and the file msdfmap.ini is removed
  • File msadcs.dll, the ISAPI, is removed

Manifestation

Customers cannot host an RDS server on Windows 8.

Mitigation

Customers can keep their RDS server on a machine with Windows 7 or other down-level operating systems.

Solution

Customers can keep their RDS server on a machine with Windows 7 or other down-level operating systems.

Resources

Data Access Technologies Roadmap

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