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How To Add a New DSN with the ODBC Driver for SQL Server?

Assuming that the ODBC driver for SQL Server has been installed as part of the Windows system, the next step of setting up ODBC connection to SQL Server is to create a new DSN (Data Source Name) with the ODBC Data Source Administrator:

  • Go to Control Panel.
  • Go to Administrative Tools.
  • Run Data Sources (ODBC). The ODBC Data Source Administrator window shows up.
  • Go to System DSN tab.
  • Click the Add button.

You should a list of all ODBC drivers installed on your system. SQL Server ODBC driver should be on the list. If you look at the picture below, you will see the SQL Server ODBC driver with version 2000.85.1117.00, file SQLSRV32.DLL, date 8/4/2004:
    ODBC Driver for SQL Server

Select "SQL Server" from the ODBC driver list, and click "Finish" button. The "Create a New Data Source to SQL Server" wizard window shows up. Continue with the next tutorial to finish up creating a new DSN.

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  1. What Is Open Database Communication (ODBC)?
  2. How To Add a New DSN with the ODBC Driver for SQL Server?
  3. How To Define the Name and Server for a new DSN?
  4. How To Provide Login Information for a New ODBC DSN?
  5. Why Are You Getting Errors When Creating a New ODBC DSN?
  6. What Are the Requirements on SQL Server Network Connections?
  7. How To Start SQL Server Browser Service?
  8. How To Enable TCP/IP Protocol on a SQL Server?
  9. How To Verify the Port Number of the SQL Server?
  10. How To Configure ODBC DSN with Different Port Numbers?
  11. How To Configure and Test ODBC DSN Settings?
  12. How To Connect MS Access to SQL Servers through ODBC?
  13. How Can Windows Applications Connect to SQL Servers via ODBC?

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