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programatically install an ODBC entry including password?

Posted on 2014-02-07
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Hi

I can easily use the ODBC control panel in Windows to setup an ODBC connection, including the entry of a password followed by the "test connection"..   I'm referring to SQL Native Client 10, and SQL Server Authentication mode.

I know how programmatically (VB/C#/C++) add an ODBC entry to the registry, but this doesn't include the password.

Is it possible to write a small program (compiling the password into the code) that will setup the ODBC registry entry and add the password? This is a utility app for some service folks and I want them to be able to configure and verify the ODBC connection without having to inform them of the password.

Can this be done?

Thanks
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by:Big Monty
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according to this thread, this cannot be done due to the fact that it is very insecure.
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by:PMH4514
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But if the windows API can do it (ie. the ODBC tool in Admin Tools) certainly there must be a way I can make a program do the same thing?  (how would anybody ever make a program installer that uses ODBC if this wasn't possible?)
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Dennis Aries earned 250 total points
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http://stackoverflow.com/questions/334939/how-do-i-create-an-odbc-dsn-entry-using-c might be what you are looking for. Very extensive class but easy to use.
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by:PMH4514
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Thank you I will look into this.
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by:PMH4514
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That is an interesting class, but unless I'm missing something, it still does not allow the application of a password..
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