odbc--connection to "Database name" failed in Access 2007
Posted on 2015-01-25
We have a Access 2007 file that started saying "odbc--connection to "Database name" failed" when trying to get data from a ODBC connection. It works fine on about 50% of the computers/users on the network.
We setup a two new computers on the domain with all updates done and user kept getting this error. If we login as admin on one computer it works just fine. We tried a second computer under admin and it would give us this error.
All other software they have connects to the SQL database using ODBC with no problems and when disconnecting the ODBC connection and recreating it it tests just fine.
Some users have been having no problems with this and others get the error. I cant find anything on the computers that are working vs the ones that are having problems.
On one computer you can login as user1 and cant get it then login as user2 and it works just fine. On another computer user1 can get it and user2 can.
We are running Windows 7 Pro SP1, Access 2007 and the SQL is 2008.