32-bit vs 64-bit ODBC Driver Setup

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32-bit vs 64-bit ODBC Driver Setup

To better accommodate a growing number of users migrating to 64-bit systems, VDM is offered in 32-bit and 64-bit versions and both are available in the Download.  Depending on the databases available in your environment, and their supported drivers, you may need to leverage both VDM.exe (32-bit) and VDM64.exe (64-bit).

When setting up your workstation's ODBC driver it is important to distinguish between the 32-bit and 64-bit driver.  Since ODBC driver configurations vary from one provider to the next.  Please contact your Database Provider for more information on how to properly install and configure your ODBC driver and DSN. 

Here is an important tip on configuring and maintaining your drivers:

32-bit Drivers on 64-bit workstations

When setting up a DSN with a 32-bit driver on a 64-bit workstation, using the Windows ODBC Manager (odbcad32.exe), use C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe.   

 

64-bit Drivers on 64-bit workstations

When setting up a DSN with a 64-bit driver on a 64-bit workstation, using the Windows ODBC Manager (odbcad32.exe), use C:\Windows\system32\odbcad32.exe. 

Please note: BridgeWorks does not provide support for installing and configuring ODBC drivers. 

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