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System DSN in Windows 7

Posted on 2010-09-15
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Hi

I have a problem with windows 7.
I have created a System DSN ODBC to access my database. When I try to connect that database via the System DSN, that doesn't work. But if i create a User DSN, it works. I don't to create a DSN for each user who needs to access that DB. It works for XP but not with W7.
So, can you tell me how to solve my problem?

Thanks.
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by:esp-projects
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Did you create the System DSN whilst logged in as an administrator?  If not, can you try doing that?
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by:fhenreaux
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Yes, my account has the administrator right.
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I've created system dsn with the Domain administrator. When created, this dsn is visible in the odbc system dsn list.
When I open MS Access database and try to link a table via odbc, I don't see any system dsn. There is a button to create one in access.
I created "MyDSN" via this button and when it is created, it is not visible in the Control panel.... ODBC... system dsn, but I can use it in the access DB (all users dsn and all System dsn created in access are listed) .

Strange !!!  
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by:fhenreaux
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Hi

And when I've created "MyDSN" with Access to do a test, I cannot delete it in the access ODBC panel !!!

Can anybody help me???? Is there something i'm doing wrong?
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Hi

Finally I found the answer, I have to execute  C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe and now it works.

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