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data source name error

I am going crazy....i have two Win2k machines next to eachother with a real simple asp page:

*********************************************
<%
dim conn
dim rs

set conn = server.createobject("adodb.connection")
conn.open "Kamfile","sa", "password"
set rs = conn.execute("select * from table")
%>
*********************************************

Both use the exact same DSN configured identically on each machine.  One web page works fine the other gets this error:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers (0x80004005)
[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified
/dataconn/Default.asp, line 6


Any ideas?  I have tried everything i know...doesn't make sense...

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fritz_the_blankCommented:
Are the permissions to the directory containing the database the same?

Also, what type of database is it?

Fritz the Blank
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Maxim10553Commented:
This problem usually occurs when the machine has problems finding the DSN. Make sure you are using a system DSN.
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mattykCommented:
Also double check that you made the DSNs System DSNs on both machines.

-matty
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mattykCommented:
Looks like I'm slow today... it must be Monday:)

matty
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svfafelAuthor Commented:
It is a SQL database (referred to in the DSN) and they are both System DSN's...

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fritz_the_blankCommented:
Okay then,

Are you logging on to both machines with same username and password? If you are using Windows authentication on a SQL Server Database, you may be running into security issues. Also, in the DNS, are you using TCP/IP or named Pipes? I have come across instances where only one or the other might work on any given computer.

Fritz the Blank
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Maxim10553Commented:
instead of a System DSN, try a connection string and see if the same problem exists.
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Maxim10553Commented:
'example syntax would be
cn.Open "Driver={SQL Server};Server=127.0.0.1;Uid=sa;Pwd=pass;Database=db1
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svfafelAuthor Commented:
the problem did still exist....BUT....

I figured it out...after installing Crystal Reports 8, the registry permissions for the ODBC connections in the registry excluded the DSN's I created.  I added the IUSR user to the ODBC connections using REGEDT32 and it is now working fine...

Thanks for all your suggestions!!!!
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svfafelAuthor Commented:
the problem did still exist....BUT....

I figured it out...after installing Crystal Reports 8, the registry permissions for the ODBC connections in the registry excluded the DSN's I created.  I added the IUSR user to the ODBC connections using REGEDT32 and it is now working fine...

Thanks for all your suggestions!!!!
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Maxim10553Commented:
svfafel - can you give us an update?
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svfafelAuthor Commented:
The actual problem was corrupt ADO 2.5

Thanks everyone for the input....this was an individual machine issue...
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