We have a number of Microsoft Excel 2003 workbooks on Windows XP that connect to a Windows 2000 server running SQL 2000 which use a system DSN to connect. We are upgrading to a new server (Windows 2008 Server running SQL2005)
What is the best way to get the Excel workbooks to connect to the new server? I have read quite a bit about this on the net and it seems that just changing the DSN information will not achieve this as connection information is imbedded in the Excel workbooks. I have found this:
How to change connection information for a query in Excel
Is this the right answer? Anything else I should be aware of? Is there an easier way? What are the best practices?
Thanks in advance