Install PDO SQLSRV drivers to XAMPP (PHP 7.0/7.1) By default XAMPP doesn't include the PDO SQLSRV drivers for PHP, this guide will show you the steps to install the drivers so you can connect your WebEngine website using PDO's sqlsrv driver. Requirements: XAMPP with PHP 7.0 or higher version. https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html Step 1 Download and install Microsoft's ODBC drivers: https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=36434 Step 2 Download the SQLSRV drivers (7.0/7.1): https://github.com/Microsoft/msphpsql/releases Step 3 Add the driver DLL to your PHP's extension folder, usually "C:\xampp\php\ext" Step 4 Open PHP's configuration file "php.ini" Step 5 Load the extension Step 6 Restart the Apache server. Once you complete all the steps you will be able to connect your WebEngine website using the PDO Sqlsrv driver. If you have any issues during the process or have any questions please open a new thread in the General Support section. Credits: Jonathan Parent Lévesque @ http://stackoverflow.com/a/42010963/1565534 Regards, Lautaro.