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3424611 - In designer, error: "MAX_PROVS: Error Locating Server/Instance Specified[xFFFFFFFF]" occurs when adding a central repository - SAP Data Services


  • Inside the designer, error occurs when adding a central repository
  • Error: "MAX_PROVS: Error Locating Server/Instance Specified[xFFFFFFFF]. [Microsoft][ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server] A network-related or instance-specific error has occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. Server is not found or not accessible. Check if instance name is correct and if SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. For more information see SQL Server Books Online. [Microsoft][ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server] Login timeout expired>"



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SAP Data Services 4.2 ; SAP Data Services 4.3


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