Archived: Installing Microsoft JDBC Driver 1.0

This section describes how to download and install Microsoft JDBC Driver 1.0 for SQL Server 2005.

If you want to access SQL Server database from Java applications, you need to install a JDBC driver that supports SQL Server. There are many software vendors offer such JDBC drivers.

Microsoft offers a free driver, JDBC Driver 1.0, which is JDBC 3.0 compliant. JDBC Driver 1.0 is a Type 4 JDBC driver using native-protocols.

The tutorial below shows you how to download and install the JDBC Driver 1.0 from Microsoft.

1. Go to Microsoft JDBC page at

2. Click the Download button. The license terms page shows up.

3. Click the link "I Accept and I want to download the Microsoft Windows version" near the end of the page. The download window shows up.

4. Save the downloaded file, sqljdbc_1.0.809.102_enu.exe, to C:\temp directory.

5. Double click on sqljdbc_1.0.809.102_enu.exe. It will be unzipped to a local directory called: "Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver". The JDBC driver .jar file, sqljdbc.jar, is located under the "sqljdbc_1.0\enu" subdirectory.

6. Copy sqljdbc.jar to C:\local\lib\sqljdbc.jar. You are ready to use JDBC Driver 1.0 now.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

 JDK (Java SE) Installation

 Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition

 Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - Query Statements and Result Sets

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DatabaseMetaData Object

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DDL Statements

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DML Statements

 SQL Server - PreparedStatement

 SQL Server CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 SQL Server BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Using Connection Pool with JDBC

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - Flat Text Files

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS Access

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS SQL Server

Archived Tutorials

 Archived: Downloading and Installing JDK on Windows

 Archived: Java SE 8 Installation

 Archived: Downloading Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

 Archived: Installing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

 Archived: Installing AdventureWorksLT Sample Database

 Archived: Installing Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.2

Archived: Installing Microsoft JDBC Driver 1.0


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