[Resolved] Unable to find the requested .Net Framework Data Provider

by Santhakumar Munuswamy

  Posted on  03 December 2014

  ASP.NET, Tips & Tricks



I have got the following issue like unable to find the requested .Net Framework Data Provider. It may not be installed.


I have resolved the above issue and got solution on it

Step: 1 

Go to installation location 

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\vXXXX\Config folder and locate the machine.config.default file 

Step: 2 

Open the file with editor and find the following lines 

        <DbProviderFactories/> //Remove this line 

 Step: 3 

Add the following lines 


<add name="SqlClient Data Provider" invariant="System.Data.SqlClient" description=".Net Framework Data Provider for SqlServer" type="System.Data.SqlClient.SqlClientFactory, System.Data, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089""/>


Step: 4 

Save the file and close it 

Step: 5 

Similarly configure the other db providers


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