I have a Windows 7 64bit system that must run a 32bit application that accesses a MSSQL Server 2005 express via an ODBC connection. After installation everything was working fine. Now a few weeks after installation I get a report that the application is no longer connecting to the database. I checked the
C:\Windows\SysWow64\odbcad32.exe to see if there is a problem with the ODBC settings, and the ODBC connection was no longer visible. So I checked the registry to see if it was completely removed. The registry key is
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\ODBC When I opened that up the values were there, they just weren't accessible to the odbcad32 or my own application.
I was attempting to run this as a computer administrator so permissions shouldn't be an issue, and besides I checked to make sure that they weren't changed, but I still can't get it to work. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get the values back into the odbcad32 applet? That will most likely fix the software problem as well.