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ODBC Connection to Access using Windows Server 2008

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Is there a driver download or work around to connect ODBC to Access on windows server 2008?
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Since your did not state any specific  details on exactly what you are trying to accomplish (the type of data you are trying to connect to, the verson of Access,...ect), I will give you a generic answer.

If you want Access to connect to an ODBC data source, the program that you are trying to access must provide the ODBC drivers.
Then you will use the ODBC Admin tools in Windoows Server to make a machine DSN or a System DSN.

Then you will open Access and "Link" to the odbc data.

The program you are trying to access should have the documentation on how to do this for your specific installation.

JeffCoachman
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Ok we are using access runtime on the windows 2008 box that is being setup to be web terminal server to connect to an access 2003 database on a windows 2003 server.  Installing the run time did not provide any drivers to make an odbc connection.  The only thing it has an option to connect to when setting up a system odbc is sql server.
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Is there a way to get odbc drivers for server 2008 to make a connection to another server while only using the runtime of access 2003?
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Since this was a 64 bit server there are no drivers available.  I ran the odbcad32.exe in syswow64 folder to run 32 bit applications.
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