Setting up ODBC data sources on 64-bit Windows Server 2008 / Windows 7

Windows Server 2008 x64 and Windows 7 x64 have both 32 bit ODBC data sources and 64 bit ODBC data sources. They are managed separately.

Setting up a 32 bit ODBC connection in Windows Server 2008 x64. Start, Run, C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe  (and best create a shortcut to this).

To setup the 64 bit ODBC connection go to: Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Data Sources (ODBC).

For consistency you should setup a matching 32 and 64 bit connections. Otherwise you may run into the error "[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found".


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