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How do I use the oracle odbc in windows server 2008

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I installed ORacle 11g client. I selected the administrator option. When I look at Oracle installed products I see the Oracle ODBC driver. However, When I click on the ODBC data source icon the ODBC Data Source Administrator window opens. When I select Add nothing appears in the Create New Data Source dialog box. I've tried every option I can think of to get access to the Oracle odbc driver. I created the tnsnames.ora file and I am able to connect to a remote database as well as tnsping that service. However, I can't seem to add the Oracle odbc so that other applications can access that database. What am I doing wrong. All the instructions read that I should see the Oracle odbc in the System DSN. However, I don't. what can I do to try to fix this?
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Windows 64Bit?

There are two ODBC administrators in 64Bit windows.  Make sure you are using the right one for the bit version of the Oracle client you installed.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942976

    The 32-bit version of the Odbcad32.exe file is located in the %systemdrive%\Windows\SysWoW64 folder.
    The 64-bit version of the Odbcad32.exe file is located in the %systemdrive%\Windows\System32 folder.
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