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Windows 7: 64 bit Control Panel

18 Jul 2010   #31
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

I ran a test:

odbcad32.exe in the System32 runs 64bit.
odbcad32.exe in the SysWOW64 runs 32bit.

Everything seems to work fine. The icons in the Control Panel are correct, one for the 64bit and one for the 32bit.

Did that take care of it??

-WS


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18 Jul 2010   #32
Bidski

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Did that take care of it??
Well no. Why does my control panel show ODBC (32-bit) but run the 64 bit version and not show any 32 bit drivers?

Regards
Bidski
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18 Jul 2010   #33
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Humm, not sure, maybe some older software added a CPL that has that ICON and Windows 7 is smart enough to know it is 32 bit? Have you looked for a .CPL file in your system32 directory?
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18 Jul 2010   #34
Bidski

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Humm, not sure, maybe some older software added a CPL that has that ICON and Windows 7 is smart enough to know it is 32 bit?
The version of ODBC that Windows 7 runs from the control panel is the 64 bit version, I am sure of that. So if Windows 7 is being smart and calling it the 32 bit version its being pretty dumb about it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Have you looked for a .CPL file in your system32 directory?
I have attached a screenshot of all .cpl files in my system32 directory.

Regards
Bidski


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18 Jul 2010   #35
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

I don't see it there: Maybe in the "C:\Windows\SysWOW64" folder? Maybe just search the whole machine for .CPL and see what it comes up with. I have no idea how that Icon is coming up.
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18 Jul 2010   #36
Bidski

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok, there is a ODBCCP32.CPL file in the SysWOW64 directory, thats the only ODBC looking one i can find on my system.

Regards
Bidski
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18 Jul 2010   #37
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bidski View Post
Ok, there is a ODBCCP32.CPL file in the SysWOW64 directory, thats the only ODBC looking one i can find on my system.

Regards
Bidski
Ok for a test let's rename this file or cut and paste it to a Flash Drive so the machine cannot find it. Does that remove the 32bit version in the control panel? If it does then we know where it is coming from. You can remove it and call the odbcad32.exe directly and you will be accessing the 64bit all the time. Or you can leave it now that you know where it came from. Maybe we figured this one out.
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19 Jul 2010   #38
Bidski

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok, removed that files from the SysWOW64 directory and went to control panel. As expected the ODBC (32 bit) entry was no longer present in control panel.

The problem still remains that the control panel is still running odbcad32.exe in the System32 directory. Attached is a screenshot of the about page from ODBC (run from the control panel). This page is also the same if I run SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe.

The problem still remains. ODBC only shows all the drivers if I run SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe, if I run System32\odbcad32.exe or run ODBC from the control panel I only get a small portion of all the drivers.

Regards
Bidski


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19 Jul 2010   #39
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bidski View Post

The problem still remains that the control panel is still running odbcad32.exe in the System32 directory. Attached is a screenshot of the about page from ODBC (run from the control panel). This page is also the same if I run SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe.

The problem still remains. ODBC only shows all the drivers if I run SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe, if I run System32\odbcad32.exe or run ODBC from the control panel I only get a small portion of all the drivers.

Regards
Bidski
Just so Im clear here: You think it's the 32 bit version, because it says "System 32" right?

This is going to sound REALLY stupid, but on 64 bit Windows, anything ran from "System 32" is 64 bit, and anything ran from "WOW64" is 32 bit. Exactly the opposite of what you'd think it was I know, but WOW64 is actually Window's 32 bit emulation layer, (WOW stands for "Windows on Windows")

Couple that with the fact you said that ODBC was showing as ODBC and not ODBC*32 in Task Manager, and I can't help thinking that you actually dont have a problem at all....

Of course if Im completely misunderstanding the situation then please set me straight
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19 Jul 2010   #40
Bidski

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

The problem is as follows

Control Panel shows "ODBC (32-bit)". The ODBC control panel file (ODBCCP32.CPL) is located in the SysWOW64 directory, but it is running the 64 bit version of ODBC (as shown by the lack of a *32 in task manager and by the ODBC About page showing files in the System32 directory).

ODBC is also not showing a lot of drivers that are shown by running SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe. I believe this is because they are 32-bit drivers and so the 64 bit version of ODBC doesnt recognise them.

Does that spell it out more clearly?

Regards
Bidski
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