crystal reports dev 2008 doesnt see system DSN ODBC connection

anybody know why? didn't work with XI either.. hmm.
Believe I need system dsn instead of user dsn odbc to interface with crystal reporting server 2008
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Do you have a 64bit OS? Did you try both the 32 and the 64 bit ODBC app to check your DSN?


Look at the 'drivers' tab and see the difference.
Have you given all users including system and network users permissions to the ODBC connection?

shockaconAuthor Commented:
ok not sure how to check i looked in the registry but didnt change anything im local admin on  my windows 7 box. which only shows one set of odbcs
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Kurt ReinhardtSr. Business Intelligence Consultant/ArchitectCommented:
If you look in your Windows Explorer, do you have c:\program files and c:\program files(x86) ? If so, then you have a 64-bit Os and you need to use the 32-bit ODBC admin, not the one in the control panel.  You can find the 32-bit odbc admin in the actual Crystal Reports program list shortcuts...
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shockaconAuthor Commented:
Yes that's fine. Thanks
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