[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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Santhakumar Munuswamy is a seasoned Solution Architect and Most Valuable Professional in Cloud /AI solutions. He has been experienced around 14 years in Solution designing, Software Product Development, Technical Documentation, Project Management for Web and Cloud Applications. He has experience in the IT industry across different domains (Automotive, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Logistics & Warehouse Automation, etc.) with roles in Technical Architect, Genesys Consultant, Technical Lead, Team Lead, and Developer. He has experienced in mentorship and coaching high potential developers.

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