A list of ODBC system DSNs is truncated when the total number of characters that are used in all the DSN names is more than 7,500 on a computer that is running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 SP2

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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • On a computer that is running Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2), you create many system data source names (DSNs).
  • The total number of characters that are used in all DSN names is more than 7,500.
  • You use one of the following applications to view these system data source names:
    • Microsoft Office Access
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) Data Source Administrator
In this scenario, the list is truncated. For example, you may have 800 DSNs. However, the list contains only 600 DSNs.

Cause

This problem occurs because the buffer that stores DSN names is limited. This limited buffer prevents all the DSNs from being displayed.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows XP SP2, a later version of Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003 SP2 installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
For all supported versions of Windows XP SP2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Odbc32.dll3.525.1133.0249,85628-Mar-200814:13
Odbccp32.dll3.525.1133.0106,49628-Mar-200814:13
For all supported versions of Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Odbc32.dll3.525.3000.0249,85628-Mar-200814:11
Odbccp32.dll3.525.3000.0106,49628-Mar-200814:11
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2003 SP2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Odbc32.dll3.526.4588.0249,85611-Sep-200918:25x86
Odbccp32.dll3.526.4588.0102,40011-Sep-200918:25x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003 SP2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Odbc32.dll3.526.4588.0421,88811-Sep-200916:25x64
Odbccp32.dll3.526.4588.0151,55211-Sep-200916:25x64
Wodbc32.dll3.526.4588.0249,85611-Sep-200916:25x86
Wodbccp32.dll3.526.4588.0102,40011-Sep-200916:25x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions Windows Server 2003 SP2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Odbc32.dll3.526.4588.0729,08811-Sep-200916:25IA-64
Odbccp32.dll3.526.4588.0266,24011-Sep-200916:25IA-64
Wodbc32.dll3.526.4588.0249,85611-Sep-200916:25x86
Wodbccp32.dll3.526.4588.0102,40011-Sep-200916:25x86

Workaround

To work around this problem, use one or more of the following methods.

Method 1

Limit the total number of characters that are used in all the DSN names so that you use only 7,000 to 7,500 characters.

Method 2

Change some system DSNs to user DSNs.

Method 3

Limit the number of DSNs.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Note This is a "FAST PUBLISH" article created directly from within the Microsoft support organization. The information contained herein is provided as-is in response to emerging issues. As a result of the speed in making it available, the materials may include typographical errors and may be revised at any time without notice. See Terms of Use for other considerations.

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Article ID: 950982 - Last Review: June 21, 2014 - Revision: 1.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
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