SQL Server Native Client Error MSSQLSERVER_50000

Applies to: yesSQL Server (all supported versions) YesAzure SQL Database YesAzure SQL Managed Instance yesAzure Synapse Analytics yesParallel Data Warehouse


Attribute Value
Product Name SQL Server
Product Version 11.0
Event ID 50000
Event Source SETUP
Component SQL Server Native Client
Symbolic Name
Message Text A network error occurred while attempting to read from the file '%.*ls'.


An attempt was made to install (or update) SQL Server Native Client on a computer where SQL Server Native Client is already installed, and where the existing installation was from an MSI file that was renamed from sqlncli.msi.

User Action

To resolve this error, uninstall the existing version of SQL Server Native Client. To prevent this error, do not install SQL Server Native Client from an MSI file that is not named sqlncli.msi.