Importing ODBC System DSN

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Is there a way to import, reliably, a System DSN from another computer?

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Open your Registry Editor and go to My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBC.INI and look for the system DSN you want copied.  From the Registry menu option, select Export Registry File.  It will create a .reg file that you can copy and run on the destination computer.
Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
You can find the *.dsn file on the other computer, and copy it over to the new computer...
metalaureateAuthor Commented:
THat only works for a *file* dsn.
rafrancisco is right but you'd better although check for the driver installation before (and that can be done by reading the registry)
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