ODBC Administrator

I'm not very familiar with ODBC, but I think I have what should be a relatively simple question for someone that is very familiar with ODBC.

For some reason when I enter ODBC in the programs and files search in the start button, I see ODBC administrator. However, it won't open without admin credentials and it doesn't save system DSN's if I try to add or modify one. It only keeps what was already there.

Just wondering if anyone has an idea as to why this is happening and what's needed to correct so I can made changes to system DSN's in ODBC administrator

Thank you
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Michael PfisterCommented:
If you run ODBC config as an administrator you can make changes to the system DSN or add new ones.
Just make sure in case you're running 64 bit Windows 7 to use the correct ODBC admin tool.
The one for 32 bit apps is located unter C:\Windows\SysWOW64 and is named odbcad32.exe
The one for 64bit apps is located unter C:\Windows\system32 and is named odbcad32.exe as well!

32 bit applications won't recognize system DSN made with the 64 bit ODBC admin and vice versa

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