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Access 2003 32 bit running on Windows 7 64bit connecting to 32 bit 2003 servers and SQL 2005

I have a Windows 7 64 bit machines, with Access 2003 32 bit, trying to make an ODBC connection to a Windows Server 2003 32 bit machine running SQL 2005 and am getting an "ODBC--connection fairled to " the database.  When I created the ODBC connection it tested fine.  Am I missing something.
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janmishkinAuthor Commented:
These both look very promising. I'll let you know what happens.  THANKS!
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janmishkinAuthor Commented:
Agarwalrahul - Does the Jet database on the server need changing or just on the client?  I'm hoping the client but if the server needs it also I will get my programmer involved, but I don't want to kill the connections from all my 32bit clients that are running.  Thanks for any help you can give!
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janmishkinAuthor Commented:
Okay, it just so happened that our server consultant was in the the office today and he showed me a very neat trick.  There is a 32 bit ODBC application you must use to create the connection to a 32bit application when you are running a 64bit OS.  In Windows7 it is located in:
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe

It worked like a charm!  
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janmishkinAuthor Commented:
I wish I could give points to my consultant!
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