I'm undertaking a new installed to replicates and excising infrastructure to test updating to new SharePoint server e.g. 2016, etc. When I try and install SharePoint 2010 Foundation on a windows server 2021 R2 (fully patched) when undertaking the installation prerequisites it fails when trying to installed the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client and as it no longer available on the MS website link. I'm having a trouble locating so my question is
(1) dose anyone know of a website the archives old clients such as this? (2) have a copy the can put in OneDrive \ GDrive and share the link to download? (3) Alternative install, e.g. use SQL server express as an alternative?
I haven't done this before so any assistance would be most apricated. Watch a few YouTube however they have the client or could download it at the time of recording.
Many thanks in advance