Extract from Windows 8 and Server 2012 compatability cookbook Remote data service server components are removed from Windows 8 Platforms Clients - Windows 8
Servers - Windows Server 2012
Description The remote data service (RDS) server is not available in Windows 8:
Manifestation Customers cannot host an RDS server on Windows 8.
- File msadcf.dll, which hosts the default "business object" RDSServer.DataFactory, is removed, and its associated files (msadcfr.dll, msadcfr.dll.mui, handler.reg and handsafe.reg) are removed
- File msdfmap.dll, which is the default Handler, is removed, and the file msdfmap.ini is removed
- File msadcs.dll, the ISAPI, is removed
Mitigation Customers can keep their RDS server on a machine with Windows 7 or other down-level operating systems.
Solution Customers can keep their RDS server on a machine with Windows 7 or other down level operating systems.
Resources Data Access Technologies Roadmap
Data Access Technologies Road Map