How to connect php 5.4.4 with microsoft sql server 2008 R2 in windows Xp? i have installed xampp 1.8.0 with apache2.4 and php 5.4.4 embedded in it. i have installed microsoft sql server 2008 R2. i have download and configure php_sqlsrv_54_ts.dll and php_pdo_sqlsrv_54_ts.dll. but when i execute sqlsrv_connect($serverName, $connection) it says,"This extension requires the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client.". the problem is Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client is not compatible with Windows Xp. Any suggestion for my problem?
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Are you using version 2.0 or version 3.0 of php_sqlsrv_53_nts.dll?
Have you got quotes around your extension dir? e.g.:
For driver version 3.0 you need:
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