Try to add ADO.Net Entity Data Model by using Visual Studio 2013 and having SQL Server 2008 R2 and got the error "Unable to add data connection.", so change my mind and try the same by using Linq to SQL Classes and again go the same error. As usual I try some other options to connect to the database but still the error message is same so decided to explore to fix it.
Here is the complete error message:
Server Explorer Unable to add data connection. Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Sdk.Sfc, Version=126.96.36.199, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
Since I am using Windows 7 64 bit, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2013, I fixed this issue by using these two msi files
I tried 64bit version but that could not worked for me so tried these 32bit version and it solved my problem, here is the steps
This fix was for the error (version 188.8.131.52)
If you are facing the problem for Microsoft.SqlServer.management.sdk.sfc version 10.0.0.0 then
Check the same question on stackover flow, might be you can get more versions solution there for newer version of SQL Server 2012 and 2014
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