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When using ODBC administrator (odbcad32.exe) to configure system DSNs you may notice one of the following symptoms though you have sufficient privileges on the system:
The following registry sub key has an incorrect value:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBC.INI\ODBC Data Sources\(Default)
The value for this key should always be (value not set). If the value is set (either by a third party application or inadvertently) to an empty string or some other value you will run into problems described in the Symptoms section.
Use one of the following methods to resolve the problem:
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Method 2: . You can run the following command:
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