Marked as answer by Greg Kowieski Monday, October 5, 3: Yes, I’m a huge L. United States – English. South Africa – English. Sign in to vote. The steps outlined here definately resolved the problem!

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July 7, at 8: Please note before modifying any registry entries we would recommend you to perform a backup of the registry.

The registry, as you doubtless know, is the upstairs closet of the operating system: South Africa – English. The version number of a driver can also be obtained easily the question from Joe. September 4, at 2: Marked as answer by Greg Kowieski Monday, October 5, 3: You are not able to view and configure some or all of the existing DSNs.

Contains the values for your specific driver under your DSN name. Something to note, this DSN was created via a software install years ago. We realized that the values for the following registry keys should always be value not set and if the value is set to an empty string or any other value either by Third party application or open this registry and close it without any changes we will run into similar kind of issues where the drivers are not listed in ODBC Data Source Administrator odbcad A t tachments 0 Page History.

Sign in to vote. As it turns out, the installed ODBC drivers are odbcnst.ini as individual registry values within this registry key, something like this:. By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. They were also trying to add a new DSN, the wizard was completing succesfully but the DSN was not appearing in the list.


As soon as we knew we could get this information out of the registry it was easy to write a script that retrieved a list of all the installed ODBC drivers:. When working with a bit Microsoft Windows operating system, it is important to remember that the bit and bit ODBC entries and associated driver information are stored in different areas within the Windows Registry on a bit system:.

System DSN Entries Do Not Appear in ODBC Data Source Administrator (odbcad32.exe)

When you’ve double clicked on ” Default ” you’ll get “Edit String” dialog box like below if the value is really ” value not set “; you should see nothing in “Value data” textbox:. Of course, you can use the registry functions to retrieve the list of drivers. The following registry sub key has an incorrect value: Refer to our support.

April 20, at 8: Also got an export from my test box, compared and the thing that I noticed was surprising. We did check that we had the sufficient privileges on the system, the third party client tools is properly installed and we are able to use this driver for connecting to the third party databases without any issues.


To actually get the values that have been assigned to those registry entries we need to call the GetStringValue method, something we do here:.

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Putting al those information in mind, I dived into the registry of the problematic server and walked through those registry keys and all were looking fine. December 18, at 7: INI Has anyone found a better way to handle it other than grabbing from all three sources?

Odbcinst.oni up the good work. With an increased demand for performance, many database administrators are taking advantage of a Microsoft Windows bit x64 operating system that can provide additional memory to applications.

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Might not have been as straightforward as we would have liked but you know what they say: We can use Process Monitor to check the registry access records of the C: Log in to Reply. After that we can simply use this line of code to echo back the name of the registry value and the value assigned to it:.

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