Using an ODBC 32-bit driver in Window 2003 (64-bit)

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The 64-bit Windows server 2003 will not list the 32 bit ODBC drivers in the driver panel.Third party 32 bit ODBC drivers will also not be listed in the panel even if they have been installed correctly. To use a 32 bit ODBC driver with the Windows 2003 server, it has to be chosen from a list displayed in the panel. The administrative panels for the 32 bit and 64 bit drivers are separate for Windows 2003. In the Windows 2003 operating system, only the 64 bit ODBC drivers are listed. To view and use the 32 bit ODBC drivers in Windows 2003 server, you need to first run a command.

If you are trying to use a 32-bit ODBC driver in a 64-bit version of Windows 2003 you may find that you are having difficulty finding the appropriate drivers. That is because the 32-bit drivers are kept in a separate location to the 64-bit versions.

To access the 32-bits drivers, run the following command:
    • c:\windows\syswow64\odbcad32.exe