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Windows 7: Unprivileged users unable to use ODBC drivers

29 Apr 2010   #1

Windows XP
Unprivileged users unable to use ODBC drivers

Hi everyone, new Windows 7 user, first post.

Here's my situation. I have a third party piece of software that I need for unprivileged users to be able to run.

When I run the third party software as an unprivileged user, I get an ODBC error, stating that the database cannot be contacted. When I right-click and run as administrator (entering the local admin password), everything works just fine.

This software accesses an Oracle DB via ODBC drivers. The Oracle ODBC Driver is configured in the "User DSN" tab of the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator program. My feeling is that I need local admin privileges to access a DB via ODBC. Is this possible?

My question is, how can I make Windows 7 not want to run the ODBC connection as a local admin? Hopefully I'm making a little sense.

Thanks for any info ,

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