INFO: How to Install ODBC Components and Drivers

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Microsoft does not provide a stand-alone installation package for the ODBC components and drivers. ODBC can only be installed as part of the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC).

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Obtaining and Installing MDAC

You can obtain the latest version of MDAC from the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/aa937729.aspx
MDAC also ships with Microsoft Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows XP, as well as with the later versions of Microsoft SQL Server. For a list of MDAC versions and the products they ship with, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
231943 INFO: Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) Release History

ODBC Components Shipped with MDAC

The following ODBC components are shipped as part of the MDAC installation:
  • Odbc32.dll - ODBC Driver Manager
  • Odbc32gt.dll - ODBC Driver Generic Thunking
  • Odbcad32.exe - ODBC Administrator
  • Odbcconf.dll - ODBC Driver Configuration Program
  • Odbcconf.exe - ODBC Driver Configuration Program
  • Odbcconf.rsp - ODBC Driver Configuration File
  • Odbccp32.cpl - ODBC Control Panel
  • Odbccp32.dll - ODBC Installer
  • Odbccr32.dll - ODBC Cursor Library
  • Odbccu32.dll - ODBC Cursor Library
  • Odbcint.dll - ODBC Resources
The versions of these files vary with the version of MDAC installed. For specific information, see the release manifest of the MDAC version you are going to install.

Drivers Shipped with MDAC

The following drivers are shipped with all MDAC installations:
  • ODBC Driver for Oracle
  • SQL Server ODBC Driver

Microsoft Access Driver

With MDAC version 2.6 and later, the ODBC Desktop Database Drivers are no longer supplied. If the Microsoft Access Driver is installed on a computer and you install MDAC 2.6, the driver is not removed. However, if you want to install this driver on a computer that has never had it, you need to download a redistributable version of Microsoft Jet 4.0 Service Pack 3.

Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver

The Visual Fox Pro ODBC driver ships with Microsoft Visual FoxPro, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Office 2000, and MDAC version 2.5 and earlier.

REFERENCES

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
232060 HOWTO: MDAC Setup Troubleshooting Guide
To obtain release manifests for MDAC version 2.1 SP2 and later, see the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822758

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Article ID: 313008 - Last Review: March 27, 2007 - Revision: 6.4
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.0
  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.1
  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.1 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.1 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.1 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.5
  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.5 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.5 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.6
  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.6 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.6 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.7
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